A box for my sister

Hi everyone, it was my sister’s birthday this week so I decided to make this box as a keepsake gift.
We always joke that when we are very old and grey we will sit in our garden with wide brimmed hats and stitching on our knee and I decided this pattern fitted perfectly!
I made the box and trimmed the edges with white cord and used a swarovski crystal for a small catch on the front for ease of opening.
I lined the box with contrasting blue fabric, I did take a photo but it wasn’t very clear.

My sister loved her gift.

I used a free pattern from the Red Brolly Blog, I am not sure if it is still available.

Until next time – happy stitching!

 

Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B
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33 Comments

  1. March 18, 2015 / 8:25 am

    Beautiful box , stitching and finishing. I stitched this pattern years ago and it is still sitting in a drawer :-((

  2. Anonymous
    March 18, 2015 / 8:25 am

    a beautiful beautiful gift β™₯

  3. March 18, 2015 / 8:25 am

    What a precious gift! Great work on the stitching and box making. It all looks lovingly made. Happy birthday to your sis!
    Blessings, Jessica

  4. March 18, 2015 / 8:25 am

    How lovely Lynn, beautiful stitchery and idea and love your box. This has given me an idea for my sister's birthday coming up in July. Not sure that I could make a box like that though. Your work is so perfect. Shirley

  5. March 18, 2015 / 8:25 am

    what a delightful box no doubt a gem for any sister….lovely embroidery to boot..
    mdm samm xx

  6. March 18, 2015 / 8:25 am

    What a sweet gift! The Swarovski Crystal is that extra touch that elevates the box to something really special.

  7. March 18, 2015 / 8:25 am

    Your sister is one lucky gal- don't you just love to embroidery. I find it so relaxing.

  8. March 19, 2015 / 7:37 am

    This is just so perfect….and now I must search for the pattern because it looks like my sister and me. πŸ™‚ blessings, marlene

  9. March 19, 2015 / 7:37 am

    Love It !!!

  10. March 19, 2015 / 7:37 am

    A wonderful gift !!
    Greetings Marion

  11. March 19, 2015 / 7:37 am

    So sweet xxx

  12. March 19, 2015 / 7:37 am

    A beautiful gift Lynn, your boxes are amazing πŸ™‚

  13. March 19, 2015 / 7:37 am

    I'm always so amazed by your boxes, Lynn–this one will always bring a smile to your sister and remind her of you πŸ™‚

  14. March 19, 2015 / 7:37 am

    That's a very beautiful gift you did for your sister, so special;)

  15. March 19, 2015 / 7:37 am

    Such a beautiful gift for your sister, Lynn!!

  16. March 19, 2015 / 7:37 am

    Such love you have put into that gift! Fantastic and perfect!

  17. March 19, 2015 / 7:38 am

    lucky sister. great gift. beautiful embroidery.

  18. March 19, 2015 / 7:38 am

    What a beautiful box! It's very special because there is a meaning in the picture, great idea! The stitching is awsome, but the box itself also, lots of compliments!
    Greetings again

  19. March 19, 2015 / 7:38 am

    Such a lovely gift, I'm sure your sister will love it.

  20. March 19, 2015 / 7:38 am

    It is truly a beautiful gift for your sister and i am sure she will love it. I like the detail to.
    best wishes
    Julie.C

  21. March 19, 2015 / 7:38 am

    Oh so pretty….

  22. March 20, 2015 / 8:25 am

    elle est superbe!!!! bravo

  23. March 20, 2015 / 8:25 am

    Lovely and adorable design. I am very certain your sister will be thrilled.

  24. March 20, 2015 / 8:25 am

    What a great idea! Your post made me think the same of my sister-in-law and me. I enjoy your talents from your boxes to polymer clay pins to your stitching. Love them all!

  25. March 20, 2015 / 5:45 pm

    hi Lynn did I get it wrong…you are in the tea for two but not the meet and greet> my girls had you on the list….??

  26. March 20, 2015 / 5:45 pm

    Your box is gorgeous. Will there be another post for Meet and Greet today? If so, I will come back.

  27. March 20, 2015 / 5:45 pm

    I came over for your Meet and Greet post. I will return later to see if you are up. πŸ™‚

  28. March 20, 2015 / 5:45 pm

    It's so cute ! What a marvel ! Congrats
    Kind regards from France

  29. March 21, 2015 / 8:55 am

    Such a pretty box, beautiful stitching.

  30. March 21, 2015 / 8:55 am

    It looks so good, Lynn!

  31. March 22, 2015 / 10:16 am

    I love the box that you made for your sister… She is one lucky lady πŸ™‚
    Red Brolly's embroidery patterns are just so cute… And that is the perfect design for sisters πŸ™‚
    Hugs xx