Sunday, 23 February 2014

Little boxes, little boxes

... made of felt and fabric.
I have been making felt bags for a long time now, but I also wanted to make felt boxes. Pickle-Lily is the hand bag queen, but she also has lots of boxes. Her schema is definitely putting things in bags and boxes! So I set to work!
Already full!
My first one, was quite big, based on a 30cm square. I used iron on interfacing to stiffen the fabric, which made turning it out tricky, as it was so stiff. So I downsized my starting squares and am now very, very happy with the finished product.
pencil tub
In fact I got rather carried away with making them. as you can see! P has now asked me to make four with the letters l, o ,v and e on, and she has got a birthday coming up!
reversible felt and fabric boxes
There are lots of tutorials for these out in blogland, but if you would like it, I can do one on here. I'm joining in Handmade Monday this week, and hopefully there'll be no IT issues!!!!

18 comments:

Ali said...

How cute and handy are they!! Love them - ooh yes please a tutorial would be fab - I've used a couple of tutorials so know I can manage your instructions lol xx

Free Spirit Designs said...

Ooooh these are fab! So pretty and super useful too, perfect for a young lady to store her treasures in :) x

Vicky Myers said...

Very pretty, not seen them made out of felt before - they hold their shape well:)

threads 'n' shreds said...

gorgeous little boxes, lovely and colourful, perfect for the little-uns... x

patchworkfairy said...

Pretty and Practical for any age - great makes!

mrsbrownmakes said...

How lovely, and such a good idea. I have 3 girls so these would be so handy. I love them all stacked together. xx

Picto said...

These are so versatile

My mum used to say 'a place for everything and everything in it's place'

these are a great way to keep everything tidy. :)

Jan x

Gertie said...

What cute little boxes. I've seen plenty made in fabric but never in felt.

They're really useful to have around the house so a tutorial would be a great help to those wanting one of their own xx

Natalie Jones said...

Really great makes! Yes please to a tutorial xx

CPC Wedding Stationery said...

They are so very pretty, lovely spring colours. A tutorial would be much appreciated. Hope you have a good week

Claire Cooper said...

These look lovely, I really like the individual embellishments

Lucy Blossom said...

They look great, I would also love a tutorial if you have the time to post one.

Julia Nyanyo said...

These are lovely, I'm glad I'm not the only one who finds the IT bit way more challenging than the creative bit!

Ginx Craft said...

They are so cute. I like them all, but especially the pencil pot one.

Craftysiany said...

These are so cute & a tutorial would be fab please! Can never have enough storage boxes ;) x

Ali said...

Your felt boxes are really cute, lovely colours.
Ali xx

Elizabeth Dovey said...

These are absolutely gorgeous! Perfect for organizing children's things.

Wendy said...

The storage boxes are great and I don't think there can ever be too many tutorials out there! I love the chalkboard pots too - brilliant idea!