Friday, May 26, 2017

May Smalls SAL

Another completely finished object this month!  This little design is called "Mahogany Flowers," and it is by Samplers and Such.  Another pattern I picked up in the exchange pile at Celebration of Needlework, and just HAD to stitch ASAP...  I used a nameless skein of Vikki Clayton's silk, and then made a serendipitous find at the thrift store - this old octagonal jewelry box!  It had a fake "stained glass" lid inset, held in with screws and brackets.  Easy enough to disassemble, and then use the glass as a pattern for my stitching.  I didn't get it centered quite right, but I like it all the same.
I glued some fabric to another insert to cover the laced back, and added some braid just because.


12 comments:

Brenda said...

Oh how WONDERFUL this small project is!!! So lovely!!!

Kay said...

I love small projects that work up quickly and look great, they give heaps of instant satisfaction. x

Elfie said...

Congratulations - such a pretty design, and so beautifully finished. I love your attention to detail - the backing fabric goes so well with the stitched design. Well done all round!

Mary said...

Beautiful finish, Congratulations.

cucki said...

So beautiful ..love it x

Terri said...

It's gorgeous!!!!!!

Michele Stravato said...

Beautiful stitching and what a great find at the thrift store!

Mary H said...

What a clever way to up-cycle this old box! Now it is a treasure! Very pretty!

Melinda Forbes said...

You have a very creative eye. This is a beautiful finish and a treasure

Pamela said...

Perfect!

Amy said...

I love the design, and that box was such a perfect find!

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