Simone contacted me this morning to let me know that she received the exchange I sent to her.
I stitched Little House Needlworks Season of Plenty and fitted it to the box lid. The raw edges of the fabric are covered with pumpkin patterned ribbon. The circles below the ribbon were part of the pattern printed on the box, which didn’t have an autumn theme. I thought leaving the circles exposed looked nice, plus, it helped me line up the ribbon so that it was straight… 😀
The bottom of the box is fully covered and lined with the green leaf fabric. The inside bottom of the box is padded with the same fabric. My picture of the inside of the box didn’t really turn out so well, but Simone has a nice pic of it, as well as the goodies included, on her blog.
Athough initially, I was quite stressed about my stitching and finishing being good enough to exchange, I had so much fun with this that I’ll probably sign up for another exchange some time soon. The inspiration to finish as a fabric covered box struck me at the last minute and my tolerant DBF even went to Hobby Lobby with me to pick out the materials I needed. 😀
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