Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Veggie Sampler Box FINISHED!!!

I'm so happy to finally post pictures of my finished vegetable sampler box! This box was a special request order I received from Mary in Montana who was looking for a green, vintage box to hold recipe cards collected from a bridal shower. She chose the veggie sampler pattern. At first, I wasn't sure how it would turn out, but I couldn't be happier.

I'm extremely fortunate to have a dad with a wood-working shop, so rather than buying cheap, iffy-quality boxes from retail stores, I'm able to get my high-quality stuff from him. This box is 7x7x4 and has a heavy-duty latch. I sanded, painted, and sealed the box with some sage green acrylic paint, and then added some green fabric to the inside for a finishing touch. The stitched pattern was mounted to a foam mounting board and then trimmed with some 1/2" chocolate brown braided cord. I enjoyed this project so much, I'm already starting on my next box top.

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Elegant Pumpkins - Framed

Finally got my Elegant Pumpkins matted and framed!

I found this really great place, where I was able to custom order my mat. As all needlecrafters know, a pre-cut mat doesn't always work around our projects, and that was the case with this one. I went back and forth on colors until I settled on the burgundy and them framed it with a simple black 11x14" wood frame. 

My plan is to keep it on my dining room serving table, but unfortunately, it's not really pumpkin season, so they'll have to go away for a few months. :(

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