Sunday, 6 March 2011

Configure your sewing room...........

I finally got my first project with T!ms configurations completed :D

I bought THIS ONE from Moira and believe it or not this is just 4 of the little boxes from it glued together with ULTIMATE GLUE and a piece of scrap chipboard stuck on the back to even out the surface :D.

The whole box is covered in vintage pattern pieces glued on with GLOSSY ACCENTS and the left over pieces were stuck in to the inside of the boxes :D

I used DISTRESS INKS in Victorian Velvet and Broken china sponged on all over.
The little spools are HERE and are also glued on with the the ultimate glue.
I would thread round them and coated them with Claudines MATTE MEDIUM to seal them in place.

The fabric pieces are Claudines STICKY BACKED CANVAS and I used the batik technique described HERE to create the panel stamped with Tims stamp.I stamped Paperbag studios STITCHED AND TIED randomly all over the box including the front edges.

I added all of my little bits and pieces that I had collected together and glued them down with the matte medium - its fabby for sticking down embellies because you can't see it if you are messy like me when it dries :DI actually bought a gorgeous pin cushion to go in but it was too big unfortunately, so I made my own by sewing round the edge of a circle of fabric gathering it up and stuffing with cotton wool. Then with my huge needle I segmented it with stitches around the outside to create that pumpkiness effect :D

It looked a bit clean for me LOL so I gave it a spritz all over with COSMIC SHIMMER MIST in Twilight black to grunge it up a little bit and add a gorgeous sparkle :D

I really can't wait to get stuck in to the main box but I'm still collecting bits to go in it :D

Hugs'n' snogs,
Julie xx


  1. I'm loving how individual these boxes are turning out.

    Can't wait to see what you do with the other box now :)


  2. Wowza! That is so lovely and there are so many bits to look at despite its size. Great work Julie.

    Toni :o)

  3. Wow this is such a gorgeous peice, love anything to do with sewing and this is so fab

  4. Cute box Julie. Lots of details. TFS. ~Glen~

  5. I LOVE it! Last fall I made a Christmas configuration in a class with Tim, and ever sisnce then I've been wanting to make a sewing room themed config. Lots of great ideas here, thanks for the inspiration!

  6. This is really cool Julie. I love it.

  7. Ooo look at all these little sewing treasures .. nice one Julie:)x


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