Gift box for my freshly retired friend Margaret, (hereby known as "Lady Chennault"). This is Margaret's "traveling bag", and looks like a small suitcase IRL. It is filled with good things from those who love her. I love this Scripture from ODBD, and think it is perfect whether for a new born, graduate, or one who is retiring. These are words of hope and blessing.
I used a box from HL, and my sweet DH did most of the work. He cut patterns on computer paper so the stitched panels would fit perfectly, and his trusty X-acto knives to make the fit supreme around all the hardware. I could never have done this without him! (Sweet Buckleman!)
The flowers were from a friend (((hugs))) and the leaves are from Sizzix. The Scripture was stamped on DP and framed with a rose frame from Micheal's. I stitched the lace onto the burlap and adhered.
Thanks for looking!
Date: Friday, August 16, 2013 GMT Views: 1831
Registered: August 21, 2007 Location: Georgia Posts: 3171
Fri, Aug 16, 2013 @ 7:38 PM
Gasp, a piece of art. God bless that Buckleman for his help. My oh my you put your heart in this one....just one beautiful creation. Love the texture of the burlap and those adorable blooms. Topped off with some scripture - perfection my friend.
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Registered: February 21, 2007 Location: Bucks County, PA, Just north of Philadelphia Posts: 17342
Fri, Aug 16, 2013 @ 9:31 PM
Yikes, what a wonderful traveling bag you and Bubba made for Margaret - I am sure she was speechless when she saw it!!
Love the look of the lace and burlap sewn together, and the verse could not have been more perfect for the occasion, especially surrounded with the lace, flowers, satin, and bling!! I know she will treasure this and all the love that was packed inside as she begins her retirement! JUST BREATHTAKING! HUGS!
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Sat, Aug 17, 2013 @ 11:11 AM
*thud* this is stunning!
(you better keep that man he is great with his measuring & tools!)
I've always thought those blingy strands are too big for cards I make and I've never thought about using them on something else, so that was my Ah-Ha thought when I first seen those. I love the texture mix on this. :)