July 17, 2010

Boxed In

Making boxes is challenging and exciting.  Little bits of this and that come in handy when making a box - they are small so one doesn't need a lot of any particular embellishment to make something wonderful!  These boxes were made not only as decorative items, but to house something especially dear.

Small scraps of silk, organza, beads, buttons and/or charms add pop to these boxes.

The "bean" in Chicago - I love that town! - inspiration for the next box

sketch of Chicago skyline

paper pieced pattern and samples of materials and stitching to create the box

back of box - Jay Pritzker Pavillion (silk and sequins)

front of box - high rise buildings (ultra suede) and John Hancock building (window screening)

 As a surprise, this box holds my version of the Picasso sculpture (free motion machine embroidery)

I challenge you to make a box to house one of your treasures!

Please visit Pink Saturday to see some amazing things!!


Pam Kellogg said...

Oh my, I love the texture in your work! I'm following you now and will add a link in my sidebar.

Happy Pink Saturday to you!


The Knitwit Knitter said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

A Write Life said...

What cute boxes. Love them.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

I love your boxes. Their amazing.