Thursday, May 29, 2014

Boxing it up!

What a project this memory box has turned out to be!

I have 'stuff' somewhat organized, well, make that scattered over the whole upstairs.  Things really got disorganized when DDS#3 reclaimed one room and I cleared off the bed and any other flat surface.  I redistributed stuff.  :O   The Grand Kiddie #1 visited so I removed from his bunk and shoved some under my bed.  I find stuff I didn't know I had because I am looking for photos that I 'know' I saw.  :(

I need to at least put away the memory pages that are finished.  So I began the fabric box.  My first choice of fabric wasn't enough.  There is an inside and an outside and a padded bottom insert.  I ended up using a cotton that barely made it.  It does remind me of my mum before she went drab. Note to self- don't go basic drab! 

Now I had already padded the top not realizing my batting is all low loft.  Kinda flat but the glue holds well so I wasn't gonna change it.  I did put two layers for the 'puffy' insert. 


But I felt it was really boring.  DRAB???   Maybe DS#2 can just make me a wooden box, a bit feminine!   vbsigh  So before I attempted the hinges I auditioned some piping.  I don't really have any.  hmmmm  It is starting to perk up.

What about a motif from my first choice fabric?   ooh.  I could add some batting behind it for some more poof.

Some ribbon!  some...


 And a fob for opening the lid! And...

Hmm, amazing where a bit of what if... can lead you!    I may have to cancel the wooden box!


The final post for ... and then we set it on fire...  will be tomorrow.  Well, unless I have to call the fire department!  ;~)

6 comments:

Threadpainter said...

Let me be the first to congratulate you on a job well done !
In my mind's eye I visualize you as a whirling dirvish of energy ... as well as constructing this project, you find time to photograph every step !
Can you send a smidgin of energy my way, pretty please ?

thesewinggeek said...

Ditto on the energy source.
Jo

Dandelion and Daisy said...

Great box! I'd say the trim turned out "just right". I've been reading you blog and thought I had commented on a couple of them.....but after checking, I guess, I only thought I DID! I just can't keep up with you, that's it.

Createology said...

Wonderful Memory Box. It has all the right elements and look for keeping memories safely inside yet available to enjoy. I adore how you went with "What If?" Using your supplies and the end result is stunning. Creative Memory Box Bliss Dear...

Margaret said...

Lovely -- despite your struggles to get fabric to co-operate. Once again, you are a braver woman than I. :-)

Jo Ferguson said...

Thanks for taking us on your journey, embellishing this box. I love it. Don't cancel the wood one, I want to see what you'll do with it.