Saturday, February 22, 2014
Art Fabric Box...
Before my Pfaff decided to take a much needed rest and maintenance vacation I was able to sew another little fabric box. I shared some others I made in this previous post. Those of you who know me realize how much I go overboard when I like something. I make and make and make. This time I made one that I put my artsy pens into. I love seeing them on my table. They make me happy. Yes, I am aware that they should be laying on their sides but somehow mine always prefer to be standing up tempting me to use them.
Here is the inside of the box. I stitched the inside flaps so that they are little open spaces. Each one can hold several pens where you see the printed fabric and another pen on each side. And of course the entire inside space can hold lots of pens and fun drawing tools. Do I draw? I wish!! Only in my imagination as I cannot seem to put my drawings down on paper. I admire all of you who can draw such amazing things.
Here is a side corner view of my little. box. I think it turned out to be about 4" square. It is pretty sturdy.
How fun it would be to make some more of these and fill them with lots of fun things for gift giving. Art related goodies, snack food related items, office supply goodies, stationary supplies, and maybe even some fabric fat quarters or threads. What would you fill one of these little fabric boxes with? I still think they could be done in those fun masculine fabrics and solve gift giving for men and boys. How about one filled with Legos or Match Box Cars? Maybe some card games for the Senior residences. Oh my brain is on a roll...Easter grass and Peeps...Oh My!!! They really are quick and easy to make if you follow my previous post that has the link to an excellent tutorial.
I spent Friday at my local Chamber of Commerce and had so much fun meeting visitors and helping out. I even got to "dress" a front window with Mardi Gras ephemera. No photo to share though. My bad. Our little town does a wonderful Masquerade Ball and Mardi Gras Parade and Street Party. Here is a link to see more about this fun event.
This coming week we are supposed to be getting a really good storm with rain and snow for the ski resorts. Maybe this will help alleviate some of the massive storms the rest of the country has been experiencing. Thank you everyone for your rain dancing and prayers. California is still in an "exceptional drought" however we may be able to help at least the short term desperation. Farmers are not able to plant their lands and that will affect everyone across the nation.
Creative Bliss to All...Lets make something we love!