Friday, July 16, 2010

~Little Keepsake Boxes~

I just love making these little boxes. I stitched up a few for
my TDIPT Mercantile listings the other night and thought
I'd post a few pics of them here on my blog.
It's fun picking out a motif to stitch and then coordinating the
paper or fabric to cover the box in.  

I like to decorate the undersides of the lids too. 
I think it's a nice touch and a bit of a surprise.

Hope your day is filled with little surprises.


KarenV said...

Very sweet! I really like the Crow one.

Beckyjean said...

I love those little boxes. The crow is my favorite. Have a wonderful day.


Christine said...

How very pretty! What a special little surprise under the lid!
Thanks for sharing!

Friendship Crossing said...

Those boxes are hyst darling! Love the way you've decorated them too!

Maybe you can give a tutorial on how you make them, etc. I would love to try my hand at them.

Is there a pattern for the crow one?

Have a great wkend!

Filando Rose e Cuori di Nadia said...

Very very nice.

Joy said...

Nan, your finishing is lovely! How do you get the cross stitch fabric so smooth? The crow is my favorite...Happy Weekend!

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri ~ Boog) said...

These are wonderful, Nan!

Karen said...

How cute! I just love the Crow one...the colors are great. Love the detail on the inside too.

You are creative and I just love all of your finishes!!!

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

In answer to some questions.
Tanya, the crow pattern is just a little something I came up with
Joy, I iron lightweight fusible web to the back of the samplers before making them into boxes, pinkeeps etc.
It helps keep them smooth and adds a little bit of weight to them.

Charlene ♥ NC said...

They are so precious! Would you be willing to share your waxing tips?

Márti said...

Beautiful work! I love it!

Moonpie primitives said...

Hi Nan:
Super cute boxes....Your cross stitching is beautiful and I specially love how you finished the inside...
Have a great weekend, Nancy

Solstitches said...

I love these little boxes!
The way you've decorated the inside of the lid makes them even more special.