Sunday, October 6, 2013


Fabric used this week  5 yards
Fabric used year to date  184.25 yards
Fabric added this week  0 yards
Fabric added year to date   50.375 yards
Net used 2013  133.875 yards
I used 3 yards of denim and cotton to make 2 aprons, one for a "now" gift, and one for Christmas.  SDIL2 showed me the wear on her favourite apron, so I decided to dig into my long-hidden box of clothing fabric and use denim for the main part of the apron, with a cotton print for the ties and pockets.  They are already wrapped, ready to take along next weekend when we see our family again.

I haven't done much "crafting" for a while, but I wanted to make something special for my newest daughter-in-law.  I remembered seeing a pattern to make this jewelry box in a magazine in days gone by, but when I went hunting, it was nowhere to be found.  To say that it was frustrating was an understatement, but I won!
  I used around a yard of each of the fabrics, mostly because of errors on my part.  DH didn't think it would work, but he was surprised at the finished item.  Since SDIL2 loves dragonflies, I found this awesome print last winter, and paired it with a light lime green fairy frost for the interior.  I was looking for a colour that would allow gold and silver items to show well, and this seemed to work the best!  The finished box is just over 6 inches square and around 4 inches tall.  I used a  ponytail elastic as the closure.  The 3 interior trays are glued to different sides, so that they pull open when the box is opened.
It is really meant for earrings and small pins and necklaces.  I'm pleased with the end result, but I won't be making more any time soon!

Hope everyone used lots of fabric this week!  Check the results at Judy's blog, Patchwork Times!


  1. Wow! That is gorgeous and very helpful. I'm sure she love that. :)

  2. Oh my, Susan! That box is fantastic! I can imagine how tricky it must have been to make, but you did a wonderful job. I just know that your SDIL2 will love it!

  3. Your fabric box is beautiful. Such a great fabric for a dragonfly lover too. You did good. Your stash numbers are amazing too.


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