Sunday, September 2, 2012

Blue and French

August was a good stitching month for me… I finished a lovely bag and I was part of a wonderful private exchange with a friend from Spain (she does not have a blog). She told me that her favorite color is blue so I tried to make my exchange as blue as possible. :)

For the exchange I bought a paper mache box from Joann and I covered it up with cotton fabric. The lid is painted with acrylic paint @ Martha Stewart. I made a scissor fob and a greeting card as well and I added few extras for my friend to use on her next projects.


Pochette à ciseaux Centaurée and L’Initiale
Fabric: 32ct cream linen
Threads: silks (Belle Soie, Gloriana, Margot, Waterlilies)
Beads: Mill Hill




The card I sent her was stitched too...

I love “Les brodeuses parisiennes”, their designs are wonderful. I was very happy to see this bag for sale on The French Needle website.  The finished bag was in the kit, I just did the stitching. I'll be using it to carry my stitching stuff when I go stitching at Stitcher's Paradise or my friends houses.


«La parisienne» @ Les brodeuses parisiennes
Threads: DMC



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Theresa said...

Wow!!!!!! Such wonderful finishes!!!!!! Your stitching is amazing!!!!

Gabi said...

That's one lovely box!!! Your exchange partner must be smitten. And the bag is just as gorgeous. So is the card

Deborah said...

What a wonderful exchange! The box is gorgeous and all the goodies you included are wonderful. Your bag is lovely.

Csandi said...

Wow! Wonderful works!

Angi said...

Wooow I have just dropped my teeth! :) All are beautiful, but that box is gorgeous! I'm a bit jealous I must confess :))

Solstitches said...

I think that's one of the loveliest covered boxes I have ever seen. Beautiful!
The matching fob is gorgeous too.
I love the bag. The stitched design is fabulous.

Nina said...

Wow, Michelle... you did a perfect job! The box is awesome! But I fell in love with the bag... you know how much I love Paris... I must make this bag for myself :)
You exchange partner is very lucky to receive these beautiful treasures :)


Juls said...

All beautiful and so caring!

Kathy A. said...

WOW!!! that is a gorgeous box. It is perfectly finished! The stitching is amazing. The whole thing is just wonderful! Lucky lady who gets that box.
Your Paris bag is really quite cute too. Nice work.

Robin said...

What a fantastic finish. What a fabulous friend you are. A really nice gift. I like the stitching bag too. Very cute.

Patty C. said...

Just Gorgeous !!!

Carol said...

Absolutely stunning, Michelle!! I love your attention to detail in your box finish--perfect!!

Jeanne said...

Lovely post Michelle. I love the box - so beautiful - the spider-web roses add so much dimension - I enjoy doing them myself. That's a great bag too - so chic looking. I'm a Francophile so anything like this I love. You can never go wrong with the Eiffel Tower! Congrats!

Margott said...

Your box is..just cute, excellent finished!

Schizzi di Veleno said...

Beautiful! I Love the box!

Tatkis said...

Absolutely lovely stitched box, and card and bag are just wonderful!


unikat said...

Beautiful! said...

YOUR blog Is beautiful

LUNA said...

Wonderful, phenomenal job, I love the stitching, I greet warmly.

Vladisa said...

I like it very much and want to sew ot too! ♥

bams wijaya said...

Hopefully your blog is always crowded with visitors and continues to share information, thank you

gazzgazz said...

warm conversation in French and blue is also fun, nice to meet you