Rather than a quilt activity, my Project:Quilt group decided to have a small party with a handmade gift exchange for our December get-together. This meant I needed a quick project.
After looking through a number of patterns, books and blogs, I decided to make something out of Kumiko Sudo's Omiyage book. The project I had in mind needed no sewing and only required a few pieces of fabric and some cardboard. It was a little smaller than I wanted but I knew I could easily resize it. I had some lovely fabrics that I thought would work nicely so I started in one evening.
After MANY more evenings of cutting, glueing, clamping, recutting, bending, resizing, trimming and reglueing, I ended up with this cute little box....
with a very fun surprise inside. It has a pincushion for the lid and is filled with little sewing notions (many of which are also handmade.)
This little item can inconspicuously reside in a living space and be opened up when a little mending is needed and you don't want to go into your sewing room. I thought it was very clever and I was quite pleased with the final product.