Thursday, November 24, 2011

A Box Finish

This is a finish that I’ve actually done almost 2 month ago. I had to wait to reveal it cause it was a birthday gift. This was also the reason I asked for help on a previous post. Thanks for all the great tips on attaching the cording. At the end I just did what Nina suggested and twist the ends to make it look right. There is still room for improvement, but it’s actually not too bad.


Pattern: Carole Dieffenbacher “Spiralbre
Thread: The Thread Gatherer Silk ‘n Colors 975 “Meadow Grass”
Fabric: 28ct Cashel Linen in Lilac
Stitch Size: 3.75” x 3.75” 
Completion Date: 10-02-2011

The design was from this blog Carole Dieffenbacher, if you haven’t already, you should go check out her wonderful designs of trees and birds!! This is also the first time I used silk threads from the Thread Gatherer. I think the color variation is so gorgeous~


I even made a matching needle minder with the same fabric and thread. Since the gift receiver is a bird lover, I stitched a little birdie on it~


I lined the box with some pink fabric, and the size of the box is perfect for storing stitching goods~ There’s actually a little secret behind the cover lining… There’s actually a sheet of magnet behind it,  because I originally want it to be able to stick needles on it. It worked when I tested before hand, but for some reason it failed after I glued the lining on… So sad… I’ll need to use a stronger magnet next time.


All in all it was quite a success!!! This is so much fin to make, I will need to stock up on wood boxes on my next trips to the craft store~~

To all of you who are in the States, Happy Thanksgiving!!!


  1. Theresa, it's very very nice work!)

  2. Вау! Какая красивая коробочка! Дизайн прекрасный и оформлено все очень аккуратно и красиво! Прекрасная работа!!!

  3. Theresa,beautifully,beautifully!

  4. What a beautiful gift. You did a wonderful job.

  5. Gorgeous gift Theresa! I am sure your friend loved it. Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Theresa, your box finish is fantastic! I'm sure the birthday recipient is gong to treasure it.

  7. The box finish is gorgeous, and I love the octagon box, you don't see that very often.

  8. Gorgeous box! I really love box finishes! Love the color of the silk too!


  9. Oh, Theresa, your box turned out beautifully!! I'm sure the birthday girl will just treasure your special gift :)

  10. Super fab!! It is just so pretty. AND handy. I love it. :)

  11. This box is absolutely perfect and makes a beautiful gift for a stitcher with all the accessories you've added.

  12. Oh my goodness, Theresa--what a beautiful box! You did a great job on all of it.

  13. 哇!!! 看到不大叫一聲都不行了, 好漂亮好特別的盒子, 巧妙的繡圖真是好看. 收到禮物的人一定非常喜歡.

  14. Such a sweet box! And the button is very cute :)



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