Thursday, October 1, 2015

Little Sewing Boxes

Over at Altered Eclectics their October Challenge is now under get your crafty head on and pop over for a lookie and maybe enter the challenge...
As part of Elaine's ( The Boss Lady) design team I have created a couple of very special little boxes for your inspiration...although well over a week ago I had nothing in my head but empty space, nothing was moving in there at all...then a couple of days ago I felt rushed off to my craft room...
Here are the 2 little boxes....they are Mdf match boxes that are available over at Fernli Designs.

After assembling the boxes, which are very easy to do, I created my own backing paper using Oxford Impressions Stamps...I covered all sides and the fronts of the drawers.

I then added handles to the drawers....and started to decorate the tops of the boxes.
For the larger box I used the advertising stamp and for the smaller box I used the fabulous Gibson girl stamp as she is sat sewing.

From my stash I dressed a small dress-form and found some old wooden buttons and attached them to the boxes with an assortment of materials and some really old lace from a cotton doily. I also added some pearl pins.
I also found a couple of thimbles and some thread to go in the little drawers, along with some labels I made.

I so love these little boxes and I will be keeping them for I must dash and hide them from my daughter,lol

You can find October's Challenge here at....


Sammy said...

These are simply stunning Sandie! LOVE them! x

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

like i said before you are so incedibly talented hun and pleased you are an Eclectic girlie xx

Anonymous said...

Soo cute
Lovely works of art

Mrs.B said...

Love these little boxes with their sewing themed images, and you've added so many gorgeous little details, no wonder you want to keep them for yourself, I would too. (I noticed them when I linked up to AE)
Avril xx

Judy McKay said...

Love your altered match boxes Sandie. They are a set of stunning creations. Judy