I had a 7Gypsies "Gypsy Seamstress" paper pad that I'd been itching to use, and it was perfect for this project. I simply cut 6" strips of one of the papers and wrapped it around the outside, overlapping as needed to make neat seams. I cut out several of the images, which included faux button packages (to which I added real buttons) and lightly distressed and inked the edges of those before attaching and layering them on the six panels of the box.
I had some canvas trim and a canvas flower, both natural coloured, so I misted them lightly with a variety of Tattered Angels mists to coordinate with the colours in the papers I had used. There was a sheet of the paper with tape measure/ruler images all over it, so I cut out several of those, whitewashed them with DecoArt Vintage Effects Wash in white to soften the colours a bit. I looped them and glued the ends with hot glue, then attached them under the flower and between the layers to create a bow design, adding mini spools of thread and some pearl-head hatpins , as well as some gathered white tulle.
This was a fun and simple project to put together, and I'm happy to have a decorative place to store my sewing supplies!
I'm so glad you stopped by, and I hope you are able to find some time to play and create this month! Even better, join us in our monthly Mixed Media Challenge-anything goes! You can find it HERE!
Have a wonderful October xoxo