Saturday, October 31, 2009
Linda's Covered Box
This is today's second post. But Linda just sent this photo to me and I know you will want to see it immediately. Look at this fabulous fabric!!! No color removal needed here. Love the lining paper too.
"Thursday I went out to a fabulous local art supply store to look for paper to line my boxes. I found some delightful Italian papers and selected one with lemons for my first box.
I love the fabric. Here is the surprise; the fabric is just as it came off the bolt. When I saw it last year, I got a half yard because I knew that I would find something special to do with it. I would have preferred paper with a design of vines and/or plants more similar to that in the fabric; but what can I say? The colors do harmonize.
This box was my first and is a trial run for second one that will be a gift. I cannot tell you how pleased I am with it even though my critical eye says there are obvious flaws. I hope that subsequent boxes will have fewer flaws.
Thank-you so very much for teaching us how to cover boxes with fabric and line them. Many years ago, I bought some boxes because I wanted to cover them with wallpaper. I had attended a Spirit of Cross Stitch Festival in Des Moines where I took a workshop class featuring a stitched design to put on the top of a wallpaper covered box. I wanted to make more wallpaper covered boxes but the wallpaper was too heavy to work well. I reluctantly put the boxes away and gave up on the idea.
You have given the idea new life. Thank-you very much. The boxes are coming out of hiding." :-)
Hugs All Around,
Now....continue to scroll down and see Jean's Sewing box too.