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« on: May 22, 2014 07:12:24 PM »

After the official Tea Swap I did on Craftster, I did a follow up private swap with my fellow local crafter geekgirl1000100. I don't recall our point guideline, but this is one of the projects I made for her.

I could not for the life of me find an appropriately sized box for altering (until after I made this one), so I instead of altering a box, I built one. I started with a pine crate from Michael's which I stained to give an older weathered look. Then I found a frame that was as close as I could get to being the same size as the box, and that became the lid. There was a slight difference in width, so I added a decorative piece of wood to shim the latch up.

After making the box, I drew and colored the picture of the fairy to go in it. I had originally planned to do some kind of papercraft, but on a whim, I thought a fairy in her tea cup would be a nice addition. I used some fabric leftover from a private Christmas swap that I did with geekgirl to make her a set of placemats. This time around, the fabric made the outside of the fabric bins. I had ordered some pretty awesome tea-themed fabric that I didn't manage to use for the first tea swap we did, so I used that for the inside. That way when the box is closed, the fabric matches other decor in geekgirl's dining room, but when it is open, it is all fun and exciting! Wink

Finally, I filled it to the brim with tea, cookies, and tea towels. So of course, she could not actually use it for it's original purpose by the time I gave it to her Wink


Homemade Tea Box with Fabric Sorters by MissRiggles, on Flickr


Homemade Tea Box with Fabric Sorters by MissRiggles, on Flickr


Homemade Tea Box with Fabric Sorters by MissRiggles, on Flickr


Homemade Tea Box with Fabric Sorters by MissRiggles, on Flickr


Fabric Storage Bins by MissRiggles, on Flickr
(poor photographing location Sad Ignore the parking lot in the background!)


Homemade Tea Box with Fabric Sorters by MissRiggles, on Flickr


This was a really fun project because I used lots of skills on it! Painting, staining, using tools, sewing, and drawing/coloring. I'll post the tea towels some other time too Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2014 02:19:06 AM »

I love this! Hitting this rocks and pinning =)
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2014 06:40:16 AM »

Oh, what a lovely set! I love the fabric bins inside, cute and all so pretty!

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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2014 06:45:56 AM »

What an unusual idea!  I love the rustic combination of fabric and wood - nicely done!
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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2014 08:15:42 AM »

I don't think there's anything that you don't and can't pull off wonderfully.  This is such a great box.  I love it.
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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2014 11:17:35 AM »

Thanks everyone!  Grin I appreciate the praise after a long hiatus from posting on Craftster  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2014 12:34:58 PM »

This is wonderful! I like that it coordinates then is fun inside. And kudos for using so many skills for the box.
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