Sunday, May 04, 2008

Elizabethan pencil box

I have never been very patient at waiting for answers, so decided to take the bull by the horns and do the finishing right away.
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First thing I did was to lace my finished project on a piece of cardboard that my husband precut for me. Once it was all laced properly, then I inserted it in the opening and it fit snuggly, not too tight and not too loose, just right.
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The inside of the box except for the cover was all covered with a dark brown felt, so I went looking into my stuff and found one piece that was very very close to the same shade of brown that Olde Colonial had used, so I was really happy as it avoided me a trip to the store.
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My husband who is very good at making technical drawings made some calculations so that the felt fabric would go down inside the cover and then up the side and then cover the top of the inside box where the cover meets the bottom part. He then made a drawing with all the proper dimensions on a white piece of paper.
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The next part was to use that drawing for my cutting pattern and cut the felt. After cutting, we tried it to make sure the dimensions were right and then glued the whole thing with a glue gun. It almost looks like a professional job and it did not cost me anything :-)
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I will be using the box to put the pens/pencils that I use the most for my embroidery and won't have to keep looking for them each time I need them.
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Last evening I decided that I was going to start a Brazilian embroidery project, a lovely rose. It is not a terribly big project so I should be able to post a photo in a few days time, at least I hope so.
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Pierrette =^..^=

8 comments:

Terry said...

This has turned out delightfully and I just love it, so pleased that you found some fabric just the right colour for the inside of the box and that you managed to finish it so professionally looking without any instructions from the box supplier

Love to Stitch 99 said...

Well, you know me, I wanted it done NOW :-)

I am quite happy with the result and my husband has been a great help too. He is very good at those sorts of things.

I will now be working on the same rose as you have just finished. Will see if I can do as good a job as you have done (big smile)

Pierrette =^..^=

Elisabeth Braun said...

Well done, looking good!=)

Susimac said...

This looks so incredibly pretty, I love the design and congrats on working out the finishing into the box, husbands are such a gret help with these tghings I use mine to cut all my card as he is much more accurate than me.

NCPat said...

Pierette: This is lovely! Great job on the finishing and the box you chose is gorgeous!

Meg said...

That's so cute! I love it.

Doris said...

great, look beautiful :D

Love to Stitch 99 said...

Thanks for dropping by and leaving me comments.

Pierrette =^..^=