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« on: May 10, 2005 03:21:21 PM »

Hi, guys!  I'm not used to posting outside the knitting forum, but it's nice on this side of the boards.   Smiley  My mom is a toughie to buy for on holidays (especially since her birthday was less than a month ago.)  She doesn't like 'things' for her house because she hates the clutter.  Since I wanted to make her something special for Mother's Day, I came up with this felt covered stationary box.  Previously she had been keeping all her stationary in stamps in a shoe box and that just wouldn't do! 



It was my first go at doing something like this.  Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2005 04:14:51 PM »

Love it!
Your mom must have been estatic:)
Great colors, great job!!!
Will check out your blog.
Dang, I want one!
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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2005 04:17:35 PM »

WOW!  That's gorgeous! 
I have something of a fetish for boxes (small, ornate containers of any kind, actually) and a growing obsession love of felt (O, let me count the ways...) and that is simply inspiring. 
I'd love more details on how you put it together, pleeaaase  - like, did you glue the felt to the exterior of the box (and what kind of glue?) and then sew the edges, or just somehow sew the whole thing together?  did you line the box itself?  *wants more so she can make one, too* Please?
I'm sure your mom will adore having such a beautiful place to store her letter-writing things.  I'd just be bowled over to receive something that thoughtful (and handmade!). 

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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2005 04:19:51 PM »

That is so classy!!  Beautiful detailing work.  I want one too!!  Haha.  Definitely checking out the blog for more info.  Nice job!
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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2005 03:04:15 AM »

Mojisha- It's lovely!
You have a lot of patience and it shows in the beading and teeny stitching.
I want one too.
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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2005 03:57:09 PM »

Thanks guys!  I didn't even think that anyone was going to check this thread since it was past the holiday.  Stickysweetfun, to answer your question I sewed the side pieces together to make a sleeve for the box and to ensure it fit.  Then I sewed the bottom piece on.  All the measuring and fitting was done by eyeballing (as is everything I do  Wink).  Then I carefully sprayed spray adhesive onto the box and slipped the sleeve on.  I made the flowers individually, sewed them to the top piece, then stitched it to the rest of the covering and glued it down too.  At the end I used an Exacto knife to cut out the latch parts on the front. 

Oh, I didn't line the box because I ran out of time.  I wound up folding over the felt and using ribbon to over the seams.  If I had lined it with a thin material I could have not folded the felt over and the box would have shut more properly.  Live and learn!

I'm a new felt convert...this stuff is so much fun! (I say now that I'm done with the project...)  Thanks again guys.

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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2005 04:03:24 PM »

That's beautiful!
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« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2005 03:52:14 PM »

I love the flowers.  I'm sure your mom loved it too!
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« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2005 08:40:38 PM »

yes that is very beautiful
where did you find the pretty sage color?  every place ive gone to in cincinnati has lime green felt and an apple green, which is ok but its not that earthy and calming of a color. 
i guess i should go online and order felt.
this is such a great project--it seems fairly easy but its sooo cute.  i think i can do this for stocking stuffers for my family... make a christmasy holiday box for their christmas cards Cheesy

you did a great job!!  thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2006 04:19:24 PM »

Love it!
Your mom must have been estatic:)
Great colors, great job!!!
Will check out your blog.
Dang, I want one!
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