Saturday, April 10, 2010

shadowboxing

I made the shadowbox yesterday during nap time. It's a simple cigar box (you can get them for free or close to it at cigar stores) I removed the lid and removed/sanded the paper. Then I painted the inside with a subtle gold metallic wash and the outside with a pretty pale blue mixed with the gold wash. The heart button and spool feet were hot glued in place. I had to stagger the spools back to steady the piece. It turns out I like the way they look all lined up.

Hope you're off to a good weekend!

27 comments:

Claudia said...

I love this idea, Amy - I've been thinking about framing mine and this seems like a wonderful way to do it.

xo
Claudia

LDH said...

So cute! A perfect finish to display the sweet stitching.

em said...

It's beautiful! I love the finished product! :)

NicNacManiac said...

Oh my gosh...this is charming!!
Such a wonderful way to showcase your 39th year!!

debi said...

I just knew you would do something super cute with yours! I LOVE it!

Rabbit Hill Creations said...

Such a beautiful creation! Love it.

Vanessa said...

Oh Amy!
This is adorable! I so wanted to stitch along with everyone, but had to much on my plate already! So hope you do another one. I t was so much fun viewing everyones projects. I went as far as marking off a tea towel in little squares, but then things got real busy for me. Looking forward to your next stitch-along project. I am thinking I am going to make what I marked off into a sampler of different things, dates and flowers that reflect my life and interests. Like the red stretchy swimsuits that I wore as a little girl, and those plastic dime store sun glasses, the aqua colored transistor radio I had as a teenager, my wedding date, the birthdays of my children, and on and on...! Vanessa

Nathalie Thompson said...

Love the clever use of colorful thread spools! Perfect display for your sweet stitchery.

Thimbleanna said...

I'm normally a lurker Amy, but I just wanted to tell you how much I've enjoyed your fantastic embroidery project. I've only had a peek at a few of the participants in your group, but what I saw was so inspirational! It's a project that I want to do -- but not until I can check out all the other people who participated. Thanks for being such an inspiration!

icandy... said...

OMG!
You are amazing...I'm in love!
ox
Christina

Amy said...

Love it! maybe I'll try it... if I have enough patience. Meanwhile I'll stick with quick easy projects. I'v been crafting too.. and I started my 1st blog today! Check it out at http://studiosev.blogspot.com/

I posted my first craft already!

Sandy Michelle said...

You're so clever! Your stitched squares are so charming girl!

Sandy xox

Alison Gibbs said...

Perfect way to display your squares
Alison

Carey said...

This came out so nice. What a great idea. The spools of thread are such a nice touch. Thanks for the 39 squares project.
Hugs,
Carey

Molly said...

Love this!! Very, vey pretty!!!
~Molly P
P.S Whats our next stitching project :)

Pattyjo said...

That is just perfect for your display! Love how you came up with that and how beautiful it turned out. Very very nice!!!
Pattyjo

momentsofwhimsy said...

What a clever display idea Amy! Looks lovely.

Cheers,
Cate ( who is still catching up!)

maryann said...

Lovely! It came out great! I love the way you "pinned" it, and how you used a cigar box to put it in. Very clever!!

Hugs!

Jill said...

That is so adorable! Such a great way to showcase and preserve your sweet sampler!
Hugs,
Jill

Iva Wilcox said...

So sweet! But you always add a bit of your magic to all your lovely art. Hope we can get together again one day soon! Hugs to you...Iva

Natasha Burns said...

oh my gosh Amy, it's totally adorable! I love your stitchalong project, and wouldn't have thought it could get any cuter than what it was unframed.... oh wow, it's divine!!!

You inspired me to get my embroidery hoop and yarn out over the Easter holidays and I have started up a "35 squares stitchalong" now. I finally added pics to my blog of my little bit of progress :)

Deb said...

Simply gorgeous ~ Love the little spools of thread on the shadow box for feet ♥ The colour combination is so pretty!

Jeanne said...

Amy,
Your 39 squares are darling. I put mine in a shadwbox too! Thanks for starting us all on this fun project.
xo
jeanne

Anonymous said...

Have you decided on your next stitch-along? I know there will be one, right?

martha brown said...

This is beautiful! (your embroidery and the perfect frame!)

gillian said...

It has turned out INCREDIBLE!!!

alibaba said...

i'm french,
i would like to make "39 squares".
how much measures a square?
thank you mery much
je trouve que c'est une idée génial et j'ai très envie de commencer très vite..
à bientot
alibaba ou laurence