Sunday, 11 November 2012
Cross Stitch Box
This week I can show you the finished box that has cross stitched fronts. A while ago I purchased a plain wooden box from Lidle's and it came in very handy for storing those small crafting bits and bobs that get lost, but, it was pretty boring to look at. I used my favourite red and white fabric to cover the sides and top and dyed some aida (16ct) with tea so it has a nice browny look and adapted some googled cross stitch images, and out came the red embroidery thread.
Now, the first three drawers were very straightforward, but after that it went downhill! One of the patterns bled the red colour when I pasted it with glue, so had to do another one and although the cross stitch on the front of the bottom box was a very simple pattern I kept making mistakes....grrrr.
While my visiting daughter has taken all her crafting bits home with her and emptying some of my supplies in the process, another daughter was busy making herself an all purpose bag.
Hmmm need to keep an eye on my jackets now just in case they re-appear as a bag!!.
Hope you all have a good crafty week.
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