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Topic: Sea Treasure Box - freehand machine embroidered little box  (Read 3154 times)
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« on: December 11, 2011 06:22:49 PM »

I made this for the awesome alwaysinmyroom for the Scrappy Swap. She likes things inspired by the sea, so I made her a little box for tiny treasures. It is made out of mostly silk scraps, a little organza, machine embroidered and hand sewn, with a few glass beads too.

Each side is similar.

The little shell rings slide down to open the top, the inside is plain silver silk.

It's probably more decorative than practical. but I think alwaysinmyroom likes it anyway Smiley  I'm looking forward to doing some more freehand projects soon!

« Last Edit: December 13, 2011 09:14:19 AM by jemimah » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2011 07:14:52 PM »

that is just perfect in every way!

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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2011 07:17:25 PM »

This is beautiful, jemimah! The colors, the design, the stitching, the fabrics... everything about it is just plain lovely.

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« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2011 10:15:17 PM »

This is so pretty. I love the way the different things come together and I love the color!
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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2011 06:42:57 AM »

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« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2011 08:49:36 AM »

what a fabulous little treasure box!

Love the colours, the embroidery, everything!

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« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2011 09:49:53 AM »

Ooh, it's SO pretty! I'd love to see a shot of it open showing the inside. Very nice, I'm totally envious.

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« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2011 11:00:00 AM »

I am honored to have such a treasure!!!  It is stunning to look at and to touch...the ties at the top are so silky and soft...I did take pics of the inside!!  It is a lovely grey silk...just gorgeous by itself...

I have always admired the embroidery and sewing skills you have, jemimah...and now I have something you made all for myself!!  I have some lovely aquamarine jewelry that I have been given all my life (I am a Pisces!!), so they will live in this treasure box...

btw--I also received a fish shaped mug rug...I cannot take a chance that I will spill coffee or wine on it, so it will be only for my water glass!...maybe... I will post pics tonight in the swap... Grin

« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2011 11:47:15 AM »

Thanks everyone!

I'm so glad you like it alwaysinmyroom Smiley  It was a lot of fun to come up with the design from scratch and to see how it evolved as I made it - it changed a lot along the way.

My pic of the inside is no good, so I'll add one of yours once you had a chance to post them, if that's OK. Oh, and your fishy is washable Smiley

« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2011 02:59:11 PM »

Oh my goodness that's stunning!! What beautiful colors. I can't believe I missed this in our gallery!! I'll have to do an image only search just in case I missed other great stuff!!

(edit oops I just noticed it's not in our gallery yet  Cheesy)
« Last Edit: December 12, 2011 03:01:34 PM by teachart » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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