Share Love with A Ladies' Diary!
Welcome to the blog this Wednesday! We are about to celebrate Valentine's Day, so it is a perfect day to celebrate some lovely creations with A Ladies' Diary. A Ladies' Diary is one of our most romantic collections and we are sure you will gather great ideas for Valentine's week or any future project! We will first share a stunning altered sewing box by Clare Charvill and then a beautiful Thank You card from Tara Orr. It's going to be a great day here on the blog!
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Let's begin today with Clare Charvill's glorious altered sewing box. What a perfect idea for your craft room or to give the seamstress in your life. She also leads us through how she created this box, so you can try it yourself!
"I loved making this project. I've used papers from A Ladies' Diary collection to turn what was a basic wooden box with a mirror in the lid into an vintage style sewing box very similar to the one my Grandma used to have in her sideboard. I loved sorting through what she had tucked away in the boxes and packets." - Clare Charvill
1. I painted a wooden mirrored box with peach acrylic paint and then sprayed it with Bronze Blush Cosmic Shimmer. Once dry I covered the top and sides with Timeless Memoir 12 x 12 paper.
2. Then I cut the rose motif and the rose from "A Ladies Diary", the "Standards Fashion" border from the 12 x 12 "Lasting Impression" paper and arranged and adhered them to the top of the box. I finished the top off with stickers that spell the word "sewing", a large clock cut from the 12 x 12 "Moment in time" paper added an ornate door knob and tassel as the box opener.
3. The inside frame of the lid is also covered in "Timeless Memoir" paper, and then I added corner stickers from the sticker collection. The mirror and base of the top box is covered with "La Gazette" and a fussy cut lady along with some of the gorgeous silk May Arts ribbon as a holder for needles and nick naks. The sides of the top box are covered with "Moment in Time."
4. The compartments of the lift out section were covered in "Focal Point" and I added twisted strands of the same May Arts ribbon to make ribbon loops before covering the sides in "A Ladies' Diary". I've filled them up with hat pins, a mushroom sock darner, tape measure cottons on spools, buttons, press-studs and other bits and pieces.