Friday, February 23, 2007

Embroidered Box


After looking at Emmy's, Kay's and Arlee's beautiful embroidered boxes - I decided it was time for me to make one too!! I know, I'm a copy cat - but I've had the book 'Embroidered Boxes" by Janet Edmonds for soooo long - thought it was time I actually made something out of it. I think I've found my forte'!! I absolutely loved making this box!! You know when you're making something, and then there's usually some parts of it which you just don't like doing - well, in this case that didn't happen!! The whole process was such fun, it went together easily, nothing went wrong - so looks like you might see a lot more boxes on my blog!!!!

21 comments:

Doreen G said...

Now that looks very special to me.
well don Dianne.

Doreen G said...

Sorry that should say well done-silly me

Purple Missus said...

You've done this really well Dianne. Looking good. Maybe a 'box swap' will be the next big thing!

Judy Scott said...

Di Ive had this book forever too, perhaps its time to blow the dust off it, lol, this is fabulous and such gorgeous colours, Jxx

Sue B said...

Awesome Diane! Love this box. Nicely Done! I love that book and her other book 3 dimensional embroidery is fabulous, one of my favorites.

SuZ said...

Oh WoW ! that box is just too cool ! great job !!!

Elizabet said...

ooh pretty! I might make something along these lines for my ATCs!

Vicki W said...

Very cool box - I just love the colors! Looks like another book that I need...

Karin Hammel said...

Oh, love that box! I think I might have this book, too - somewhere on my shelf ;-)

Suzanne Earley said...

What a gorgeous box! What kind of fabric is the purple stuff? I'm curious about the texture I can see o the left hand side of the box.

StegArt said...

Fabulous job Dianne! Sounds like you had great fun with this...hope that means we'll being seeing more of these.

kay susan said...

Lovely!

Carol said...

This is lovely, i love the colours, they are very you I think.

Micki said...

It is lovely. Beautiful colors. I am working on one at the moment (different style). Not in any big rush to get it done though.

Carol said...

Dianne, A fabulous box, love the colours, how wonderful to find a project that works first time.

samm said...

this is wrong but... love ya box freddy! xoxo

Gypsy Purple said...

This is definitely your thing...i`ts LOVELY

Dianne said...

I found another 'Dianne' through Dot's blog! That is one awesome box and has lots of work on it. Love the colors.
Great job.

Shashi Nayagam said...

Love that box! Where did you get the pattern from?

Dotee said...

Beautiful work Diane! What a lovely work of art. This is soooooo fabulous!!

Maureen said...

Gidday Di!]Like you I have a heap of "catch-up" blogs to sift through!
Haven't you been busy!!
Dont you HATE it when significant others cause major changes in your comfort zone!!
At the moment ,in our new place my stash has mutated in 3 rooms PLUS half a garage,which leaves me in a less than creative frame of mind----
oh YES!I adore your box a la Emmy/Arlee and envy you your strip felting workshop!

Curli