Thursday, March 22, 2007

Daisy box

Here I am, still messing about with different shapes to make little soft boxes. This one is based on a 6 inch circle.


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For the background fabric I used a rejected piece of silk painted cotton fabric with a circular daisy motif outlined in gold gutta. I needle punched the design to a piece of muslin to give some texture to the piece and to disguise the mistakes I made with the silk paint. (Have I said how much I love this machine, I can use up all the bits I might otherwise have thrown away!). I machine stitched it to a piece of washing up cloth, used a compass to make a six petalled flower shape, zigzaged around it and cut it out.



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I buttonholed it together halfway up the petals, and all around the edges. I should have used a lighter thread, perhaps a variegated stranded cotton, or even crochet cotton, instead of the perle cotton, but at the time I was more interested in the shape I was getting.



I don't much like this particular example, but I like the shape and the technique, so I will be trying it again some time - probably when I get a bigger compass! After I had made it, I wished I had used a different piece of fabric for the experiment, because the daisy bit looked so nice after it had been needlepunched and stitched and before I cut it out! Now I suppose I'll have to make another one............................

14 comments:

Conni said...

Love the box! Ain't the embellisher grand?

Purple Missus said...

You're too hard on yourself Kay, there is absolutely nothing wrong with this at all. But, if you really don't like it - I'll send you my address :))

Julie said...

So clever! I really like it!

Micki said...

It is a very lovely litte box.

arlee said...

awesome!

Emmy said...

I love your little boxes

SuZ said...

this is a wonderful little box! I'm making my first 5 sided box...almost finished....but your boxes are the best...thanks for sharing...

Dianne said...

Another gorgeous box!! Love the shape, and the fabric is wonderful.

Nancilyn said...

Fresh as a daisy charming! You're having great success and, sigh, waa-ay too much fun with your embellisher.

Barbara said...

a new idea for me !!lovely!!
Grates Barbara

Sue Wild said...

I was going to say this is a lovely little box but that's been said already! It really is lovely, well done!

SueW

Joanna van said...

I love blue and yellow together...beautifully done.

Racaire said...

very beautiful work! :)

SeamRippstress said...

Lovely! From your stitching to embellishing and design it is just gorgeous.