Tuesday, July 24, 2007


Our next assignment on Sue B's course was to make this great box.

First we had to make the fabric for said box.
For this we fused all sorts of everything and anything together.

Searching for these goodies was when I found that wretched tissue paper.

I used bits of left over fabrics and experiments
from the organza flowers I have been playing with. Skeleton leaves, threads and fibres were also added.

I used some fabric that mum brought me from
Malaysia for the lining.
I love it it is just me and there was a lot of it so I still have more for other projects.

Next was cutting the box and putting it together.
It should have drawers inside. I have the pieces but just not got round to making them yet.
Promise to show you when I do.

I am thrilled with it and the process. What a wonderful use for the leftovers!
Actually I was so surprised when it was finished that it didn't look like leftovers but designed with care from the very start that I couldn't stop talking about it!

Sue always designs such great and fun projects.


Homeleightigger said...

Wow Alis! You're making up for lost time! The pieces in your last two posts are a knockout. Love the texture in the Book cover, and the box is just beautiful. All such liovely colours too.

Lara Lorelei said...

Laughing about the tissue- I do that on a regular (daily) basis. Have you tried tissutex?? takes colour well and is a bit more like fabric than regular tissue.

I love both these projects, you get so much out of the courses you do and it shows on the lovely work

Claire x

Vicki W said...

Alis, I love your box - the "fabric" is just awesome! So much color and texture!

Papoosue said...

Lovely Alis, looking forward to seeing the drawers completed too!

Micki said...

Oooh, I love the surface design of this. Great colors.

Angelcat said...

Your box is beautiful Alis, the colours are just wonderful!

Susan D said...

Love what you've done on this course, I can see it will be added to my to do list of Joggles classes.

nellableu said...

gorgeous!! You are so talanted!

Linda D. said...

Mmmmm. Delicious :)

Susan said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog! Screen printing is going to be great fun as an artistic project to do with my two sons.

I adore the box but also the fabric you created for this project. The leaves give it such an organic feel but the colors take that naturalness to a new, heavenly place.

I'll look forward to seeing the drawers and am glad you are feeling better.