Thursday, 21 November 2013

Sewing box

The challenge theme this week at Crafty Ribbons, chosen by me ! is stitching real or faux.
I decided to go with something other than a card,but using one of my favourite stamp ranges, House Mouse ,plus my favourite colour purple and favourite embellishment (goes without saying but I'll say it anyway) RIBBON !
 This image is coloured with promarkers and inked around the edges.

I have used a bare basic box which I have covered with some hydrangea paper from HOTP.
I have used 3 ribbons, tape measure, keep calm and sew on and velvet....all from Crafty Ribbons.
The bobbins are die cuts from memory box, wrapped with embroidery thread, with some heart pins, a scissor charm from my stash and a selection of buttons (again from Crafty Ribbons). The flowers are from Prima and I have used Dew drops for the centres and scattered a few more dew drops around the image.

I will be filling this little box with sewing goodies (threads and things) as part of my Mum's Christmas present...she's a maybe even a  jelly roll !

I chose a purple theme (apart from it being my fav colour), as she has recently decorated her spare bedroom in purple and mint green ( because I gave her a fat quarter selection in those colours and she liked them so much she made a quilt for the bed in there and redecorated the room to match !) She also uses it as her sewing room.

I will be entering this into the following challenges;

House Mouse & Friends - Favourite things
Crafting for all seasons - stitching real/faux
Fab N Funky - anything goes
Crafters cafe - metal
Cute Card Thursday - Anything but a card
Delightful challenges - Anything but a card
Just for Fun - favourite colour !

Thanks for stopping by, don't forget to check out the other DT creations for some wonderful inspiration.
Kate x


  1. This is absolutely gorgeous Kate!!!

  2. Fabulous Creation! This is awesome! Thanks for joining us at the Crafters Cafe Challenge this week. mo dt xxx

  3. Oh my! Popped back in again as a team member over at Just For Fun challenge blog! Thanks so much for entering your sewing box in our challenge, love the purple! love the ribbons, love it all! mo x

  4. Hallo,
    deine Box ist der Hammer,einfach wunderschön gestaltet,
    lg ulrike

  5. Amazing box. Love the image and buttons. Thanks for joining our Anything But a Card Challenge Delightful Challenges.


  6. This is and outstanding idea. I love this. This was the perfect items to make this this precious image. Thanks so much for playing along with House Mouse and Friends this week.

  7. wow! ale cudo! w moich ukochanych fioletach :) Pozdrawiam :)

  8. This is so lovely Kate!
    Thanks for playing on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge this week.


  9. Oh Kate, love this little handmade gift, and you Mum is going to love it too. Beautiful colors, that stamped image is just perfect too. Great embellishments, love the charm. Thanks for sharing with us and joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. You must put this in the gallery at House Mouse Designs!


  10. Oh WOW! just love it, the colour is yummy & the added embellishments perfect!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  11. wowzers utterly gorgeous so perfect in every way, thank you for joining us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have candy if you are interested :)

  12. How sweet image and stunning box,
    love your project
    hugs Tamara

  13. Stunningly brilliant design with my favourite HM image....thanks for playing along at Crafting for all Seasons and good luck...luv aNNie [DT]

  14. Stunning! I am sure your mother will love this! Thank you for joining us this week in our Birthday Celebration at Fab'n'Funky!

  15. Wow, super sweet, love the image and all the details. Your mom will love it. Thanks for sharing with us for our stitching challenge at CFAS and good luck.
    Cindy DT

  16. What a wonderful work, really! Such a stunning box is a great present for others or for yourself. All is harmoniously (is this the right word in English?): the box, the stamp motive, the charm and the colors, too. Just fantastic!

    Many greetings from Germany


  17. Great card! It reminds me of Cinderella, maybe because I read it to my daughter just a couple of hours ago. Great image and colors, love the velvet ribbon and flowers. The die cuts with string are the perfect detail.

    Hugs, Anne.

  18. This is just adorable Kate - a fabulous sewing box, what wonderful colours and just gorgeous embellishments - your beautifully coloured is adoraable and so perfect for sewing !!!

    Thanks so much for joining <a href="!>House Mouse & Friends Challenge</a>
    Heather xx


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