Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Order of the OPUS GLUEI - Challenge #112 - Everything's Coming Up Roses or Rosettes
I am a bit late. It isn't the best picture. BUT, it's done. And I enjoyed making it. Even if it wasn't on time. Life got in the way. It happens. Anyway, this is just a humble paper mache' box from a craft store. I painted it green because there is green in the fabric I used to make the Rosette, and I like green.
After the paint dried, I glued the wonky striped fabric on the bottom. I waited until that was dry to add the paint pen embellishments.
I took a long-ish strip of fabric, folded it in half, ran a quick thread down the raw edges and then gathered for the rosette. Then I made a quick and easy loop flower out of the lace and sewed it to the button and then to the rosette. Then I sewed it all down to the lid. I used a couple of buttons on either side of the lid to make sure the thread wouldn't slip out.
It's a cute little box. (Even if I do say so myself.) I'll probably use it to hold some earrings on my night stand. I find that I frequently forget to remove them before going to bed.
Thanks to the OPUS GLUEI Poobahs for being so understanding and tolerant of stuff happening.