Saturday, September 10, 2011

Mom's Sewing Box

During her lifetime, my mom was an amazing seamstress. She made all sorts of clothes, mostly dresses, for my sisters and me. I remember her big wooden sewing box. It had so many little boxes and drawers. I decided to try to recreate it using paper. The design is basically four boxes that are attached with paper "hinges" and brads. I used Design Studio and the George and Basic Shapes cart to create the boxes. The beautiful pattern paper is by Cosmo Cricket and aptly named Remnant. I used Mini Monograms for the shapes to make the tag and used the Cuttlebug Language of Love embossing folder. My mom used her box to hold buttons and ribbons and lace and such that she would use to adorn her sewn creations. I'll use my little paper box to hold buttons and ribbons and flowers and such to embellish my little tags and cards. Thanks Mom!  :)





14 comments:

  1. Scrapalette! The box is amazing! What a sweet story!
    Carolyn
    cccscraproom@windstream.net
    http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com

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  2. Totally cute and so recognizable!!! A lovely story and lovely project.

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  3. Awesome project!!!! You know I think you are the queen of the boxes and baskets anyway... this just proves it even more!

    Now, I am just going to have to demand a tutorial on this!!!

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  4. All I can say is "FABULOUS"!!!!

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  5. very cool.....you just keep rocking them out!

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  6. WOW - wonderful project and great story behind it.

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  7. Your box is amazing! How long did it take you to design and put it together?

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  8. I remember these sewing boxes well, wish I had one now!! Your paper box turned out so well, I just love it and what a perfect box to keep your buttons and ribbon in for your crafty projects!!

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  9. Love the sewing box. Amazing idea!

    Linda

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  10. Awesome!

    Come by my blog I have an award waiting for you!

    Debbie
    bugginattheseams.blogspot.com

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  11. Awwwww...how sweet! So creative!!! I think you should teach us how to make this in Greenville LOL! I'm very excited about meeting you and the other girls!!

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