Wednesday, 18 March 2015

A box for my sister

Hi everyone, it was my sister's birthday this week so I decided to make this box as a keepsake gift.
We always joke that when we are very old and grey we will sit in our garden with wide brimmed hats and stitching on our knee and I decided this pattern fitted perfectly!
I made the box and trimmed the edges with white cord and used a swarovski crystal for a small catch on the front for ease of opening.
I lined the box with contrasting blue fabric, I did take a photo but it wasn't very clear.

My sister loved her gift.

I used a free pattern from the Red Brolly Blog, I am not sure if it is still available.






Until next time - happy stitching!
 

33 comments:

annemarie said...

Your sister is one lucky gal- don't you just love to embroidery. I find it so relaxing.

wenhkc said...

What a sweet gift! The Swarovski Crystal is that extra touch that elevates the box to something really special.

Mdm Samm said...

what a delightful box no doubt a gem for any sister....lovely embroidery to boot..
mdm samm xx

shirley flavell said...

How lovely Lynn, beautiful stitchery and idea and love your box. This has given me an idea for my sister's birthday coming up in July. Not sure that I could make a box like that though. Your work is so perfect. Shirley

Blessings in the Country said...

What a precious gift! Great work on the stitching and box making. It all looks lovingly made. Happy birthday to your sis!
Blessings, Jessica

Mrs Xstitch said...

a beautiful beautiful gift ♥

Sheryl S. said...

Beautiful box , stitching and finishing. I stitched this pattern years ago and it is still sitting in a drawer :-((

Escargopotte bordados said...

Just lovely
have a nice day

gracie said...

Oh so pretty....

Julies Knit Stitch Corner said...

It is truly a beautiful gift for your sister and i am sure she will love it. I like the detail to.
best wishes
Julie.C

Sue said...

Such a lovely gift, I'm sure your sister will love it.

Marjan said...

What a beautiful box! It's very special because there is a meaning in the picture, great idea! The stitching is awsome, but the box itself also, lots of compliments!
Greetings again

Shami Immanuel said...

lucky sister. great gift. beautiful embroidery.

Vickie said...

Such love you have put into that gift! Fantastic and perfect!

Kate said...

Such a beautiful gift for your sister, Lynn!!

gominam said...

That's a very beautiful gift you did for your sister, so special;)

Carol said...

I'm always so amazed by your boxes, Lynn--this one will always bring a smile to your sister and remind her of you :)

Cole said...

A beautiful gift Lynn, your boxes are amazing :)

cucki said...

So sweet xxx

Marion K said...

A wonderful gift !!
Greetings Marion

Patty C. said...

Love It !!!

StitchinByTheLake said...

This is just so perfect....and now I must search for the pattern because it looks like my sister and me. :) blessings, marlene

Sherri said...

What a great idea! Your post made me think the same of my sister-in-law and me. I enjoy your talents from your boxes to polymer clay pins to your stitching. Love them all!

Lillie said...

Lovely and adorable design. I am very certain your sister will be thrilled.

martine290 said...

elle est superbe!!!! bravo

Dorothée said...

It's so cute ! What a marvel ! Congrats
Kind regards from France

Thearica said...

I came over for your Meet and Greet post. I will return later to see if you are up. :)

Thearica said...

Your box is gorgeous. Will there be another post for Meet and Greet today? If so, I will come back.

Mdm Samm said...

hi Lynn did I get it wrong...you are in the tea for two but not the meet and greet> my girls had you on the list....??

Heather said...

It looks so good, Lynn!

Andrea said...

Such a pretty box, beautiful stitching.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

A lovely gift for your sister.

Stitching Noni said...

I love the box that you made for your sister... She is one lucky lady :)
Red Brolly's embroidery patterns are just so cute... And that is the perfect design for sisters :)
Hugs xx

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