Monday, 14 March 2016

Design team make......Victorian Sewing Box

Hello everyone...Genny here. Well I had it all planned to share a patchwork block with you all today..and then real life came into plan and I had to change my thoughts. I was all set to do some sewing and then I wasn't very I decided to make this Victorian sewing box, as it meant I could sit in my chair with my legs up. That's one of the things that I love about crafting..if you can't do one thing because of the way you feel...there is always something else you can do.

I had been sent this fabulous kit by Julie here at JB-Crafting I decided to give it a go...and I loved it. To make it you will need the kit, material of your choice, bookbinding glue, some ribbon to match and some wadding if you choose to use it.

 The material that I've used is available from Julie. I had some green ribbon in my stash and I had some bookbinding glue left from the last kit I made..The box with 1001 uses...which is now in my bedroom keeping my rings safe from the I have to say it's working really well and looks delightful.

 There are full instructions in the kit. I would recommend reading through them a couple of times and getting to know which pieces are to be put together.

 On the pieces that hold the ribbon, I have used some wadding.
On the lid, I have put double wadding, so the top can be used as a pincushion.In fact I have had a couple of requests for one of these boxes already. I think it so handy, having one of can keep everything in here to do a quick repair. A couple of small reels of thread..perhaps black and white, a small pair of scissors,some needles, a thimble..all will fit in..oh and a couple of safety handy..and you can never find one when you need
I am so happy with the way that it turned out. I'm thinking that I may make a couple of these for's so nice the way that it all closes into a neat box.And of course, you can make it using whatever material you think that the recipient would like..Julie has a fabulous range.

So hopefully next week I will get to share my patchwork block with you all.So until then..take care and happy crafting

Monday, 7 March 2016

Design team make...Box for 1001 Things

Hello everyone...Genny here. For today's project, I have worked with this fantastic kit from    Pinflair, with is available to buy from Julie here at JB-Crafting Supplies. To go with this kit, you need to buy your chosen material..mine came from Julie...she has a wonderful variety're sure to find one that you love. You will also need some of the bookbinding glue. I would also advise to have either a ruler or measuring tape that covers centimetres. I also used a glue spreader, as I found it a lot easier to apply the glue. My first advice would be..if you have any cats...put them out of the tribe thought it was great fun to fiddle about once the tub of wet glue was was a very nerve wrecking time. Below are the photographs following my progress

One of the things that I did differently was to add the bottom lining of the fabric to the draw before I taped the sides seemed to give me a neater finish..but that is just a personal preference.
On the instructions it gives you the size to cut the fabric in readiness for covering the drawer...40cms x 8cms. I think that if I made another one, I would have cut it to 40cms x 9cms..just to give me a bit more wiggle room..and you cut any excess off anyway

Below are pictures of the finished project. I am so pleased with it. I'm going to use it to keep my ring collection in. At the moment all my rings are in a bowl on my dressing table..the kittens seem to think that they are there to play Well with this box..once you but the lid on..everything is safely closed away.

This was great fun to make and I completed it in an afternoon...despite the feline help. It would make a great present..just think who you could make it for and what colours they would like.

For next weeks project, I will be sharing one of my favourite quilt blocks. So until then...take care and happy crafting.