I'm not happy when my hands are idle so I came down to my studio and started to think about a project that I could do that was quick, easy and gratifying.
How about a notions box? These were the two choices I had on hand so I opted for the larger one.
I decided that I would like to cover and line the box with fabric so into my scrap bin I went and found some Madeira and Shangri-la by Moda pieces that would be large enough to get me started.
I applied the fabric to the sides and top and while it was drying made lunch, then pottered around the studio to see what else I could come up with to embellish my latest project.
After it was dry, I trimmed the excess fabric from the lid and painted the sides of the lid and underside of the box with a coordinating green and blue respectively. I made a pincushion and decided to use some of the new Moda ric(k) rac(k) that I purchased the previous day at the not too LQS in Vermont as well as yoyo's to fancy it up a bit.
I then lined the inside of the box and made a little pocket to hold more goodies on the underside of the lid.
After gluing the ric(k) rac(k) and yoyo's, I then affixed the pincushion to the lid with velcro so that it could be removed and put back easily.
I glued a yoyo to the inside as well...just to add some interest.
And now I have a new box that I can fill up with all the notions that I can't live without because...
You can NEVER have too many pincushions...or notions!