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Sunday, 19 December 2010

Fabric Covered Box

It's another homespun Christmas pressie project from me with this beautiful fabric covered box that I made with a cross stitch panel. I have to admit I have had this kit for far more years than I should have and had done the cross stitch but never actually made the box and mounted it. There is so much detail in the cross stitch and you mount it onto wadding and add the braid around it, it is very tactile and shows all your hard work off to good effect.

Inside the box I have added green tissue paper and some pretty jewellery as a gift for my friend who I know will appreciate the work that has gone into it.

It has been nice to make gifts for people and is something I would like to continue doing during 2011.

I would like to enter this into the following Challenges :-

26 comments:

Juls said...

Fab to see some cross stitch...that was my first love before papercraft took over! Hugs Juls

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A truly beautiful keepsake Mandy. You have clearly put a lot of work into this beautiful gift, and your friend will treasure it I'm sure. THank you so much for sharing with us at OSAAT this week - hope to see you there again. Have a Merry Christmas -
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Pat said...

Fabulous box, I'm sure your friend will absolutely love it. Thanks for sharing in the last challenge of the year at The Crafty Pad. Hope you have a great Christmas and New Year

Pat xx

Suzie said...

Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz and have a lovely Christmas. Suzie x

Rachel Hope said...

WOW! Fabulous! Thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations this week! merry Christmas!

Rainbow Lady said...

Truly fabulous Mandy. You care so clever to do cross stitch something I can't do. Thanks so much for your entry Love Cynthia x

Kat said...

This is gorgeous Mandy, I'm sure your friend will be delighted with it. I used to do lots of cross stitch but not much now. Thanks for joining us at Just Cute Bears & Friends.

Kat x

Jayne said...

This is lovely Mandy, I can imagine the time and effort that has gone into this! Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. By the way....it's nice to see a 'Brummie'.....I'm commenting from Canada, but was originally from Wolverhampton! It's a small world. Merry Christmas.

Simone said...

Oh wow! That cross-stitch is so pretty! Gorgeous box! Thanks for playing along with us at Wee Memories :)

* Shaz * said...

Another fabulous box thanks for joining us again at Alphabet challenge.

Marianne said...

Such an original project! I am not very good in cross stitching, so i am impressed!
Thanks for playing along at creative cowgirl challenge!
Marianne

downrightcrafty said...

What a gorgeous creation, thank you for sharing it with us at Winter Wonderland this week. Pop back on the 31st December for some exciting news
Hugs and have a great Xmas
Kate xx

Maggie's Crafts said...

LOVE IT! Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad @ http://thecraftypad.blogspot.com/

Maggie
xx

Georgie Hughes said...

What a great creation, lovely!!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time Challenge Blog.

Georgie x
(Crafting Gina G)

Love crafts forever said...

Gorgeous box! You did an amazing job. Thanks for playing at OSAAT. Hugs Nataliya.

Merry Christmas!!!!!

Gina said...

Beautiful cross stitch Mandy! This is a gorgeous gift, thank you for joining in at Creative Cowgirls :D XXX

Barbara said...

Mandy, this project is just beautiful. I too used to do counted cross stitch and it is time consuming but very rewarding. You did such a nice job. I am sure your friend will love it. Thanks for joining us at Creative Cowgirls. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Suzi said...

Beautiful card, I love the cross stitching element. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations.
Suzi xx

Poppet said...

Such a beautiful gift Mandy, I bet your friend loved this gift as it shows how much you appreciate her to have put such love and care into her gift.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful project with us at the Creative Cowgirls Challenge. Hope you have a wonderful New Year. :-) xx

Ann said...

Oh, how cute is this? I love it!

Thanks for playing with us at Wee Memories! :D

Aunty Sue said...

oh this is brilliant and thanks for joining us at crafty catz

Helen said...

A gorgeous gift!
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
Helen x

Helen said...

...and Just Cute Bears & Friends!
Helen x

Jinny Newlin said...

That's beautiful, Mandy! It's been a long time since I've cross-stitched! It's a lot of work, and you've done so fabulous with it! Thanks for entering it in Wee Memories' Scrappy Saturday Challenge!

Deirdre said...

Stunning cross stitching - adore what you created.

Thank you for playing along with Paperplay on this Challenge.

Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year and all the best for 2011. ♥

Suzanne said...

A gorgeous project. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this time x