Saturday, February 21, 2009

~*Final Update For The Night*~

Hello again Friends! This is my final update for the night... I'm BEAT! Kelley is the founder of An American Primitive Gathering (our lil' Ebay group holding the online retreat). She is very motivational & inspiring... not to mention friendly & talented. Anyway... she gave us all the task of finding an oatmeal box for this retreat. She inspired us & gave us a little tutorial for covering these boxes. I eat oatmeal everyday & have many empty boxes ~ so I was game for this one! The large oatmeal boxes are about 10 inches tall and 5 inches diameter. She said they would make great containers for holding our woolly snippets in. (scraps of left over wool from rug hooking ~ I save them for pillow & pinkeep stuffing) So... here is my box...



I should say, I sew tomatoes about as good as I grow them... which isn't that great. But, maybe this one is slightly more prim and olde looking. The pattern for the tomato is from Stacy Nash's latest booklet...From Me To Thee. It is made from dyed wool and filled with sawdust. I attached it to the lid by sewing through the tomato, lid, and a vintage button (on the inside of the box).



The lid is not the one that came with the oatmeal box. This one is constructed of cardboard that I covered with batting and some scraps from an old army blanket. (Kelley's idea) The box itself is covered with vintage mattress ticking that I found at an auction last summer. I took more of the army blanket to make a band for the top of the box. Using my linen thread, I stitched the word 'Wool' for a little whimsy.



This box was made just tonight. I started it after supper. It was a quick & fun project.

Well... sweet dreams for the night... more tomorrow.

Betty

19 comments:

  1. Love your snippets box. It turned out just perfect.
    :)Ginger

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  2. What a great idea! Your's turned out fantastic...I never would have known that is what was under all of that ticking fabric.

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  3. Betty, This is TOO cute! After church I'm coming home, condensing the contents of 3 (yes I said 3!) oatmeal containers in the pantry into one and making a couple of these for my self. Thanks for posting about this. I've enjoyed all 3 of the items you've finishedup/completed so far this weekend. ~Ann

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  4. i love it!!
    betty, the oatmeal box redo would make a great blog challenge.if we could get someone to post it.......
    hint, hint :)

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  5. How cute is that!!! Thanks for sharing!!!
    Christine

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  6. You are so gifted!! The oatmeal box is really nice. Great what you can do with just simple supplies.
    doris

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  7. That is so cute!!! I myself have a box just about empty! Great idea and I'm always looking for places to stash snippets!!!

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  8. What a cute idea...now what can I do with mine??? hummm Dianntha

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  9. What a cute idea...now what can I do with mine??? hummm Dianntha

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  10. great idea, way to go with up cycling a oat box. may make one for my tidbits too. thanks for sharing.

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  11. Well, how nifty is that?! I love it!

    I really appreciate the tips you left on my blog for sewing around corners, Betty. :)

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  12. Cute oatmeal box ~ pretty creative!! I'm going to put my oatmeal in a baggie and see what I can come up with!!! A while ago, you had a drawing of a snowman ~ I had it enlarged and am going to hook it into a little rug one of these days ~ I'll be sure to send a picture ~ Thank You!!!
    Alice

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  13. Cute idea! You know you can dye with snippets too! Makes some gorgeous wool.

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  14. Oh Betty, I love that....I must make myself one of those! Great idea, and thanks for sharing it!
    blessings, kathy

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  15. Oh my goodness, Betty! This is spectacular. I love it!

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  16. That is absolutely darling! Very cool idea! I think you should teach a class!

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