Sunday, November 18, 2007

Fabric Boxes.

These are a couple of fabric boxes I made to sell in the shop. Both have an oriental theme going with the fabric as well as the embellishments.
I added some thread lace on the lids, This is done on water soluable stabilizer using a hoop with the feed dogs down on the machine. Then you just sew in circles until you reach the desired size.
Added to that as I sewed is bits of metallic threads and leather fragments. Some beads bring a nice brightness to the piece, and some tassels are a nice touch I think.
One is black and the other is brown/gold. I show the inside of the lids where I appliqued a fussy cut piece from the fabric.

10 comments:

Phyl said...

.....good girl!!!Thanks for updating your fun blog; see what we were missing?!These are GREAT pieces, and thanks for the tip on making the "thread lace" w/water-soluble stabilizer!

Gypsy said...

Those boxes should sell like the proverbial hotcakes, Mags! You are my inspiration to do beading full-time!
Aryd'ell

tammy lang said...

hi miss magpie:)
just beautiful!!
they are great shapes:)
oh to only live closer you could give me sewing lessons!!

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Oh glorious fabric boxes Maggie! The shapes are sew vrry vrry fun! I'm finally getting caught up on proj's so hopefully will get into gear by updating my own shoppe shortly. Art on sweetness, Monica

Ira said...

Beautiful boxes. Very impressive

Maggie R said...

Thanks for all the lovely comments ladies...
BTW Ira, I was at your blog and loved the crazy quilting... I have a long way to go!!!! Tried to leave you a note but it wouldn't let me!! (sigh!)
((((hugs))))
Maggie

Carolyn said...

Hope you had a wonderful thanks giving dear Maggie !

xxx

Maggie R said...

Hi Carolyn,
Thank-you.....
Our Thanksgiving was in October, but for me every day is a thanksgiving....
I always love the abundance of family gatherings and lots of good food we do for these occasions.
I love turkey!! Could eat it every day and oh my the mashed potators and gravy are mouth watering too... YUM!!
((((hugs))))
Maggie

Donna said...

Your fabric boxes are beautiful! I love little boxes!
And I want to thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment.
Donna

zorana said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. It brought me back to you and your incredible art. I will come back... there is so much to see.