All I seem to have done for the last few evenings is lacing and ladder-stitch, but my fabric box is coming on a treat. It will soon be ready to hold our wedding album!
The actual box is now finished, it’s covered in deep red silk, embellished with a heart on top of the drop-down lid, and a heart on the inside too. It’s lined with ivory silk dupion.
Today it’s Slow Stitching Sunday over on Kathy’s Quilts and I’ve been lacing and ladder-stitching away! I’m now making a tray to go inside, I’ll put our guest book and other wedding momentos on it. A tray is made just like a lid, it’s just the other way up. Before embarking on the tray you have to first make the supports to go inside the box, the instructions called for thick card, which the mdf board is, but I wasn’t convinced it would be wide enough to stop the tray from slipping down to the bottom. I decided to use it double thickness on the short sides, it seems to have worked well, it’s a lot more substantial and supportive.
Once the supports were in I could measure up and make the sides of the tray. Those of you who have been following this project will know I had a lot of problems stitching in the lining of the lid, like I couldn’t, it’s just glued! I decided to change tack with the tray, I’ve stitched the lining in first, slip stitching it to the tray sides so it’s level with the edges. Tomorrow I will then hopefully stitch the bottom in place, as long as I remember to make some tabs first so I can lift the tray out easily.
My original plan was to put dividers in the tray with possibly a lid on the smaller side, but I’m beginning to have second thoughts, I think partially because it’s gone so well so far, I don’t want to push my luck!! I’ll sleep on that one…
Linking up with Sew Darn Crafty too.