Monday, May 13, 2013

Sewn Fabric Box - Craftmad Swap and Mother's Day

For our Craftmad Sewing Swap in April we had to make a Fabric Box.  I found a great tutorial on Allison Gryski's blog.  I was surprised at how quickly and easily everything came together.  I really loved the fabrics and topped it off with this beautiful flower I am sure I received at Christmas time from the lovely Beth.  You can see the other Fabric Boxes in Craftmad's Gallery here.

I had planned on buying my Mum something for Mother's Day but I couldn't find what I wanted.  So I got to thinking that it is a very long time since I have actually made my Mum anything.  Mum is a crafter I thought this Fabric Box will get put to good use.  Mum loves greens and I had this fabric sitting in my stash.  This time I created my own flower with by Scalloped Edge Spellbinder dies and felt.  To package up the Fabric Box I decided to decorate a brown paper bag I had acquired.  I knew I had a very similar patterned paper in my collection.  So with that, light blue paper and green bazzill card stock I decorated the brown paper bag.  I used my Spellbinder Edgeabilities on the papers.  Then I decided to create a matching flower this time from papers.

Wishing you all a terrific week.


  1. These are great! I love the fabric boxes! Awesome idea for keeping goodies in, and great to customize them and have them unique!

    Sure your mum loved hers too!

  2. A super idea for your Mum Merry and so useful as well.

    B x

  3. These are Fantastic Merry..Loz

  4. Your mum will love it... created with such love and her fave colours as well. It is simply wonderful.

  5. it is very petty! wish I can sew.

  6. Love it! I'll bet she did too!

  7. WOW! The fabric boxes are so pretty!! Love your paper bag too!
    Hope you had a wonderful Mothers Day!!

  8. A lovely gift for your Mom... great gift bag idea, also... love the matching flowers!
    Have a wonderful day!

  9. Such a gorgeous gift idea. I am sure your Mom loved it.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  10. This is beautiful Merry, bet your Mom loved it too! ~Diane

  11. What a lovely fabric box Merry! And the matching bag is just perfect too! I'm sure your mum loved her gift!

  12. Brilliant gift idea for your mum Merry, it is beautiful and will be so useful, awesome work.
    lorraine x


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