I have a wonderful friend who had this amazing primitive cubby hole box. She had stitched a Blackbird Designs piece to put in the box. Well-it turned out a little too big and she really wanted something more interesting than a pin pillow....this is where I entered the picture-Box Lid!
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Busy here in the Studio
Here is a picture of the piece laying on top of the box.
A picture of the entire box with the piece laying over it.
The box with the piece in its place as a lid for the cubby.
This was so fun to do. I used foam core instead of matte board so that the lip of the insert on the back would hold the piece in place. I also used the foam core for the stitched part so that I could pin mount the chenille/ribbon trim. I played around with sewing it on (and I do not glue!), so I used silk brass pins and pinned the trim in place.
I am finishing a couple more pieces for my friend then this wonderful piece and the other pieces will wing their way back home.
It was a true honor to come up with an interesting and different finish for this piece. I love the box-I am wondering if she would miss it if it did not make it back to her....Ummmm yep-I think she would.
I took pictures of the process. I am working on transfering the pictures over and doing a quick tutorial on how to finish a flat finish lip lid. It is so easy and fun-yes finishing can be fun. I hope to have it in the next couple of days. Just need those extra hours to the day.
Thanks for visiting my blog. Now off to dye and create.