Sew far Sew Good….

10/05/2013 0 Comments
Hi Everyone
This week at J & C we are celebrating Home Decor and I have altered a 3d Collection Box available on the website. This gives me an excuse YET AGAIN!  to bring out my stash of goodies from car boot sale and charity shop finds!

I firstly took each piece (full instructions inside the packet-really easy) and painted them with rusty hinge distress ink re-inker and let it dry.  Be careful NOT to
ink the tabs which slot into each other as it will cause the wood to  swell and you will not be able to put the box together!  You can touch  these up later.  Once dry you can use cosmic shimmer acrylic glue on the tabs.

Then comes the hard bit of deciding what to put  in it!  I have decided to use cloth samples, bits from old watches,  metal thimble and sewing kit ornaments (these were found in a trinket  shop over a year ago, and I knew I would use them one day!)broaches,  miniature pegs, beads, a cog from my old big shot with material pushed  through the holes(yes really), zip, press studs, ribbon, glass vile  bottle and a set of complimentary stamps from Creative Expressions  called ‘Vintage Sewing’ by Sam Poole.  On the stamps I used Versamark and WOW Ebony embossing powder, then coloured them in with distress markers and cut them out.  The  ribbons, glass vile, box, distress markers, Versamark,WOW embossing  powders and beads are available from J & C’s wonderful websites both  the crafty side and the beady side!


The different fabrics are from my stash and I took little samples and  sprayed them in Dylusion inks or cosmic shimmer sprays to give vintage  and tie-dye effects.  On one or two pieces I stamped the Heartfelt Creations Burlap Background with Versamark then heat set with  WOW ebony embossing powder. This looks like shabby material once you  pull the fibres from around the sides giving it a frayed look.

I then  put it all together.  The nice thing about this box is it is a wonderful present, made by you and  you can put anything you like into it, or keep one for yourself and change  what’s in it every month depending on your mood and crafty trends.   Really nice to hang on your wall and a topic of conversation over a  cuppa!


Take time to have a look at other lovely items on the J & C websites both crafty and beads.

 Take care…Sue