Sunday, 15 September 2013

Fabric boxes

Hi Everyone

This is the first time I've got up in the morning praying for rain! Why you may ask.  Well,  we made the difficult decision yesterday to cancel our fund raising Fun Day which was happening today.  The weather forecast was not good at all and it's an awful lot of effort by a lot of people to get it organised - putting up marquees, marking out races etc etc; not to mention all the cakes, raffles and refreshments.  It would be a disaster if we set it all up for no-one to turn up.  So, hence my quick prayer that it was quite nice when I got up; bright and still........oh oh I thought but then it started getting very breezy and then it started raining at about 12.15 - phew!  Hopefully we will be able to reorganise it soon.

Anyway back to my post.  Just thought I'd show you a couple of fabric boxes I'm making at the moment.  I've been asked to do a Macmillan Coffee Morning in a couple of weeks and thought these would go down well.

The first one is a treasure box which opens up to show three drawers and the second is a serviette box.  It's the first time I've made one of these and was really pleased how it turned out.  I'm in the middle of making a different type of serviette box and then going to do a bread basket.
Treasure Box

Thanks for dropping by - hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.


  1. I'm glad you got the rain you wanted - I think so anyway!! What a shame you had to postpone the event but with the forecast as it wa, probably the right decision. Still dry here actually and only slightly breezy. Great fabric boxes, I like the one with the three drawers, something a bit different. Good luck with the Mc M Day.

  2. Praying for rain OMG I hope you haven't created a new St Swithins day!! Hope you get a better day for it when you rearrange it. Lovely boxes Karen I would love a serviette box any chance of me commisioning one to match my dining room?
    Val x

  3. Wow Karen these are amazing, I love the pattern on the serviette box, really creative to be able to make something like this. Hope you get to 're-organise your fundraiser x

  4. You've been busy today Karen a lovely selection of boxes and gorgeous fabric,
    You should do really well at your craft fair


  5. I love these boxes! The material you used is very nice!

  6. great box`s Karen, brilliant idea, love the pretty material you have used.

  7. Hi Karen. For fabric-covered boxes are gorgeous. Such a great idea for a gift. Loll xx

  8. These are beautiful Karen - I bet they go down a storm.

  9. Beautiful fabric boxes, excellent gift idea!! Do your talents never end, Karendipity?! Hugs! Dippy

  10. Gosh Karen, these are fabulous! Love the fact that they are fabric. Hope you dod a tutorial some time as I would love to make a fabric box.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  11. These are so pretty - keeps the napkins from blowing away in the wind.


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