Fun in my fabric world....

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I surprised myself!

I have had a long aversion to glue & paint.
Put a brush in my hand & I am hopelessly uncoordinated,
there is glue & paint absolutely EVERYWHERE!
Not a good thing...I avoid it at all costs.
So, when Blackbird designs had a tuorial for covering a fabric box I was surprised when I felt tempted.
I picked up some boxes for $1 each, glue & the dreaded brush.
Fabric from the stashpile...here we go!

Twenty minutes, minimal mess, so easy to do...
I surprised myself!
DD's latest sampler was copied for the paper lining...
I am pretty pleased with it...glue & all.
Try it...it was fun!
Cardygirl xx

8 comments:

Cubby House Crafts said...

WOW! You have done such a fantastic job...and the fabric is gorgeous! Lisa

Jeanette said...

Looks great. Tempting me to give it a go. well done. Hugs, Jeanette

broderie said...

you have been very busy, the coat hangers and the box look really good! i love a bit of glue and paper and fabric all mixed in together, trying to find several days in a row to just leave it all out and play is the hardest thing! it is hot and horrible in melbourne, today maybe a good day to get started?

Robyn said...

Really stunning!!
What a great gift idea.

Put anything but fabric in my hands and I keep wishing it would change into fabric...lol
At least you covered your pretty box in...fabric :p
Really noice!!!!

Deb said...

Hey speedy gonzales! I can't believe you did it so fast! Well done - and a bargain at $1 a box. The final product looks fab especially with your DD's x-stitch inside. Excellent job.

Chocolate Cat said...

This looks great and even better having DD's sampler on hand to copy for the lining!! Not a project I would normally attempt but you make it sound so easy. Think I will go and have a look at that tutorial!

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

What a lovely idea. Looks fantastic.

wishes, true and kind said...

Excellent job! LOL -- I don't like "messy" crafts with glue, paint, etc. either, which is funny, because instead of having paint all over my clothes, I walk around with bits of thread all over myself. So, I'm still a "mess"!