Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Inspiration

Inspiration is EVERYWHERE!
There are so many things
that catch my eye,
and I think,
"Someday, I would like to try that!"
If I had a book to hold
everything I would like to make
it would fill many volumes in a library....

~ But this ~
This was just what I needed
to get myself off my seat
and actually create!

Karen over at Todolwen made this beautiful
sewing kit from a 
Bath & Body Works Wallflowers box.
Isn't that the cutest thing you've ever seen?!
(You need to go to her blog & see all the goodies she has packed inside this little box!  It's incredible!)

And here is my version:
 What started out as my own sewing box...

 ended up a "nature" box!
(which is why there's pattern paper covering the inside instead of sheet music!)

 Stamped muslin and sprigs of lavender cover the inside of the box lid.

 And little inspirations of nature fill the bottom.

 
 This was to be a Mother's Day gift for my mom,
so I wanted to fill it with things she likes...
like lavender and bird houses!



I'm hoping to find more of these little boxes at
Bath & Body Works so I can make more!

Linking up with 
Kathleen at Faded Charm
for 

Have a Wonderful Day!

Hugs!
Lori

9 comments:

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wow, that is gorgeous, bet Mom loved it!!

Carol

Miss Gracie's House said...

those are so sweet...teeny, tiny treasures!
Rene

Dorthe said...

Hi, -how sweet, and wonderful-love all your little treasures.
Hugs,Dorthe

Thespa McLaughlin said...

Isn't it neat how things inspire us to go in a direction we wouldn't have thought of. Love both boxes.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Super cute! I think your little treasures are wonderful. Thanks for visiting me and following. I just joined you.
Blessings
Rosemary

Ido said...

I love that box, it turned out beautifully! I have a wooden round box that I didn't know what to do with it, now I know, thank you for the inspiration!
XXXX Ido

Home for 6 said...

How cute is that ? Thanks for sharing - might have to try one myself. Tammy

Myrna said...

OHMYGOSH Lori!! That is gorgeous! Don'tcha just love using old sewing patterns? I've been having fun with them, too!
Thank you so much for your words of encouragement on my blog..you blessed me more that I can say.
Have a lovely weekend!!
Myrna

Agnes said...

I made 2 of them of egg cartons.
Did some kitchenpaper in caffee and glued that on the cartons.
Added some stuff on it and i can say....love them, my egg cartons.
Love,
Agnes