Hello, my name is Dionne and I have been crafting for a very long time. As a very young child my mother tried to teach me to knit, it was a disaster. However, it must have sparked an interest in making things and, partly to prove that I was not totally useless and partly because I really wanted to make things, I taught myself to crochet. Over the years I have developed a love of cross stitch and all types of paper craft ..... I eventually even taught myself to knit.

I am married to a very understanding man, thank goodness, because I spend all my time either crafting, thinking about crafting or talking about crafting. I am hopeless at housework and dinner is often late!

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Monday, 25 January 2016

Little Trinket Box

I hope you had a good weekend.  Monday morning has come around again, all too fast if you ask me. I think that the best thing about Monday mornings is that it is time for another post at Crafty Boots Challenges.  Today it is the Mid Challenge Reminder for the 'Ribbon and Lace' Challenge.

I have a sweet little trinket box to share with you today, as you can see it has a woven ribbon aperture in the top.

I have been making fabric covered boxes for many, many years now and I usually make them to my own design and the size will depend upon my need.

However, I bought a kit to make this box at a craft fair many years ago and for a long time I would not make it up because the kit is irreplaceable and I was saving it for a special occasion.  I know, this is a rather daft notion, so I eventually decided to make it.

I made quite a few kit boxes in the early days and I have to say that this kit was especially well made and the materials of a very high standards.

I was a little daunted at the thought of weaving the ribbon but the instructions were very clear and it turned out to be a simple task.

I love the blue interior and the fabulous gold highlights in the main floral fabric.  I even manage to iron out all of the peg marks from where I held it together while the glue dried.

Now don't forget about the Crafty Boots Challenge.



  1. HAHA...I do the same thing Dionne!! I run across a great deal or a one of kind item, and then I'm afraid to use it!! Glad you decided to finally put this kit to use because it is gorgeous!! It reminds me of my Grandma's sewing kit, which she made herself. Yours has the same rich, decadent style of fabric that just grabs the eye! Love the weave top too! Fabulous piece! hugs :)

    1. Decadent, that's the word I was looking for to describe this fabric and I just love how it contrasts with the lining material.

      I wish this lady had not stopped making her box kits.... I also wish I could remember her last name so I could credit her.

      Dionne xx

  2. What a brilliant kit and how fabulous the finished product is. xx

    1. I really enjoy my box making, I don't think it is as popular with the a lot of the card makers, but each to our own.



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