Sew far Sew Good….

Hi Everyone
Sue Here


This week at J & C we are celebrating Home Decor and I have altered a 3d Collection Box available on the website. This gives me an excuse YET AGAIN!  to bring out my stash of goodies from car boot sale and charity shop finds!

I firstly took each piece (full instructions inside the packet-really easy) and painted them with rusty hinge distress ink re-inker and let it dry.  Be careful NOT to
ink the tabs which slot into each other as it will cause the wood to
swell and you will not be able to put the box together!  You can touch
these up later.  Once dry you can use cosmic shimmer acrylic glue on the

Then comes the hard bit of deciding what to put
in it!  I have decided to use cloth samples, bits from old watches,
metal thimble and sewing kit ornaments (these were found in a trinket
shop over a year ago, and I knew I would use them one day!)broaches,
miniature pegs, beads, a cog from my old big shot with material pushed
through the holes(yes really), zip, press studs, ribbon, glass vile
bottle and a set of complimentary stamps from Creative Expressions
called ‘Vintage Sewing’ by Sam Poole.

On the stamps I used Versamark and WOW Ebony embossing powder, then coloured them in with distress markers and cut them out.

ribbons, glass vile, box, distress markers, Versamark,WOW embossing
powders and beads are available from J & C’s wonderful websites both
the crafty side and the beady side!

The different fabrics are from my stash and I took little samples and
sprayed them in Dylusion inks or cosmic shimmer sprays to give vintage
and tie-dye effects.

On one or two pieces I stamped the Heartfelt Creations Burlap Background with Versamark then heat set with
WOW ebony embossing powder. This looks like shabby material once you
pull the fibres from around the sides giving it a frayed look.  I then
put it all together.

The nice thing about this box is it is a wonderful present, made by you and
you can put anything you like into it, or keep one for yourself and change
what’s in it every month depending on your mood and crafty trends.
Really nice to hang on your wall and a topic of conversation over a

Take time to have a look at other lovely items on the J & C websites both crafty and beads.

 Take care…Sue

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