I really like boxes.
Pretty boxes and cases.
I have a vintage Vanity Case which had been unused and decided it would make a pretty container for some of my ribbon collection. I prettied up the outside with some silk ribbons.
Here is a view of the inside
Previously I had them in here
Would you like a peek into another drawer?
I don't have lots of over dyed threads but they do live nicely in my shaker boxes :-)
The 'utensil' tool drawer
This drawer WIP and charts / kits I really want to do
That though is how it was! I had decided with not stitching to have a change of furniture and sold my lovely big chest of drawers. I have now got new homes for everything……..well, everything that I have sorted through up to now. I still have lots to box up and put away - organised and prettily how I like it. But, at the moment it is stashed neatly in bags awaiting me having the time to make a mess again in order to be tidy! I did VERY nearly decide to not have my stitching things anymore as I do not have much room to store things for my hobby, especially a hobby that was abandoned! However, my Mum made me see sense (thank goodness) and advised me not to be hasty as 'one day'... I would wish I hadn't and I would feel like stitching again. I hoped to find 'that' day. Over the last four years I have bought myself the odd chart I have really fancied, hoping that one of them would be the one to kick-start me.
Alas, mostly through lack of time etc, nothing quite did beyond me admiring it. THEN just the other night, I was looking through my blog links and visited the Shepherd's Bush Blog to check if it was updated. I am pleased I did as the ladies have put a link to a complimentary chart to wish us Happy New Year. I loved the little snowman instantly. I know I like stitching SB designs, I knew he wouldn't take me long and I knew I had some nice pins to use :-))
So here is my ' Happy Snowman' living in a nice pink world with a, ahem , shall we say not my best ever finish (to my minds eye) as I had no cardboard to use. Instead I have used my thickest vilene (interfacing) between the layers to try to stiffen it a bit. I should perhaps have been more patient to get the said mount board but I was not :-) He would have only ended up in a box! Despite that I think my finish has turned out OK all in all. He is nice and neat even if his corners are not quite perfect but he is a snowman and not as fussy as me :-) I think moreover I just gave myself a difficult job without the board. I hand stitch all my finishes and do not use glue so there was nothing to tug against whilst lacing the back and it kept moving. Pins you say ? Ah well, WORKING pins, they are tucked away in a yet to be sorted bag. I couldn't possibly use the 'posh' pins!
Anyway, for a bit of a practice run, for a very out of practice me, I am quite delighted with him and even more delighted I have had so much fun stitching and finishing the whole thing. Thank-you Shepherd's Bush ladies Tina and Teri :-))
WITH HIS LACY SNOW CLOUDS
Design By : Shepherd's Bush
Fabric: Silkweaver Still Waters Iced Pink 32ct
Threads I used: GAST S/S Brethren Blue, GAST S/S Parchment, GAST S/S Briar Rose, GAST Pink Azelea, Crescent Colours: Desert Mesquite, Rain Shower, WDW: Onyx, DMC: 839
Buttons : Snowflakes and Tiny heart JANBC
Backing Fabric: 'Snow Wonderland' in Grey by Whimsicals for Red Rooster fabrics.
Bush Blog link to the top left on my Blogs To Visit list.
Until next time, happy stitching and thank-you for visiting