Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Holiday Swap Project

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.

1 comment:

tartankiwi said...

What a great idea! Such a good swap gift, I'm sure your partner will love it.

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