Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Happy Birthday Mom!


I haven't written in a LONG time, I know. But my mind and time have both been filled to capacity with the thing that I cannot yet write about, for fear of jinxing big time.

But here and there I've still been able to do some decent making, I think. I recently received the Crafter's Companion and I think it's fantastic. There was one project inside that I've been wanting to make for months, ever since I saw the sneak peak of the projects.

It's this fabric box designed by Sarah Neuburger of The Small Object. You can see some good examples here and here.

So right away I made it. It was fun and easier than I thought. And I have all kinds of ideas for making more. Todd just built a new shelf system in my closet, which I LOVE. Not the premade wire kind. He designed and built a custom system just for me. And I can see a few of these working very nicely in there.

I especially like the drawstring top on this box. When you're just using it as a box, the top part lays down inside very nicely. And when you're ready to go, you can cinch up the top and it's a secure, portable bag. Very handy.

This one is going to my mother, for her birthday, late. Happy Birthday Mom! At least you can see what it is now.

9 comments:

Amy said...

Wow, nice! I may have to get my hands on that book...

kirsten said...

you are an excellent pattern-follower obviously!
not like me! :)

Anonymous said...

I am so excited. Mom

Daphne said...

It's GREAT. I so need to get this book!

Kahshe Cottager said...

What a wonderful gift and beautifully made with lots of love I am sure!

Hmmmm ... I must direct my daughter to this book!!! grin

Lucy said...

You must post your shelves. I am in shelf (and box) envy. Order is slowly creeping into my crafting room and I am going to have to get some good selves (and boxes) to keep my projects safe on. (the floor just isn't working so well right now for that) :o)

Lolly Pants said...

Alisa,
I like your blog, you've got some good stuff here. Also, I would like for you to post a picture of your shelves as well. I want to see them because we have been debating about shelving units. I hate hate hate the wire ones at Wal-Mart.

gibsoncasa said...

I'm an idiot! My last post was on an old entry! sorry.
Steph

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