Friday, 25 March 2011

Useful little box

Here's a little box I whipped up for some toys.  Have you noticed that when you can sew, you start finding things you 'need' to make?  More for my own benefit than anything else, just to try a pattern or a new technique I've seen.  I managed to catch the light at the end of the afternoon to take some photos out in the garden. 

Fabric Box


The robot fabric was from a sewing friend who I did a little scrap swap with.  Isn't it so cute?


In her stash of scraps, I also got some lovely blue and green gingham and I added in some red which I already had in my stash (I *heart* gingham so much!)

Back of the box


I love how all the primary colours come together in this little project, the robot fabric ties them all in perfectly.  The yellow binding was also in my stash, I knew it'd come in handy one day!  The box is lined with natural calico which is a really thick fabric and adds to the sturdiness of the box. 

I'm sure when my son is older this little box will be used for all sorts of interesting things, but for now, it's home to his new teapot and teacups.

2 comments:

  1. I love gingham! and this box! I know what you mean about thinking of things you 'have' to make :). I get most of my ideas right as I'm drifting off to sleep, so I've gotten the habit of keeping a pen and paper on my night table.

    Happy Quilting!

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