Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Box (x4)

I'm posting this month's small and hoping that none of the intended recipients read my blog...
This is a little design from JBW Designs' "Heart Song" pamphlet, with a few changes made.  I didn't have any of the buttons called for!  There is supposed to be a birdhouse button in the lower right, and I stitched the initials of my stitchy friends there instead.  And I repurposed yet another one of the bird beads from DH's grandmother's jewelry for the center!  I used 36-ct. linen to make it fit the box top - the boxes were $.99 finds at Michael's.  I stained them (I believe the stain was "Golden Pecan"), used Modge-Podge to line the inside with scrapbook paper, and made a little padded bottom.  The top is padded as well, and edged with twisted cording.

Now I just have 3 more of these to make....  (and each one will have different color bird in the center - this one is pink, and I also have blue, purple, and green)

6 comments:

Deb said...

Absolutely adorable box!

Mii Stitch said...

Very pretty, well done!!

KimM said...

THis is SO pretty! I love it - your friends are lucky….
xxx

Małgorzata Zoltek said...

Beautiful finish!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What a lovely idea for a gift for a stitchy friend. Sweet little bird charm too.

Peggy said...

Very pretty!