Thursday, April 12, 2007

Egg box recycling

Ever since I saw the cute little Marie Claire Idees egg carton sewing box, I've wanted to make one. I don't need one, I probably wouldn't use one, but I had a burning desire to have a go at creating one. Then it dawned on me. Wouldn't it make the perfect packaging for the Vintage Button Swap Deux? Look away Ines!

What a great reason to have a go. And what fun! Finding the perfect lace trim, picking through my button box, making a little pincushion to fit in the hole. Pure fun!



And when my fabulous charity shop working mother turned up at Easter with this box of beauties, I just knew one of those reels belonged in there too. Oh the sheen, it makes me quite weak kneed.



I got so excited about the whole thing, that I've packaged it all up ready to post tomorrow without taking a picture of the buttons - dingbat! But as all children know, sometimes the packaging is the best bit!


And Mark's hearing test? Ears like a bat - told you so.

15 comments:

monica said...

I am so in awe!

Since I've seen it in Marie Claire Idees I've been wanting to make one...

Wonderful. Beautiful.

Now I need eggs. I mean, egg cartons.

And that shiny cotton. Learn to crochet woman!

kirsten said...

too cute!

(the sheen!)

Kristy said...

Such a great idea!

rebecca said...

This is similar to the chocolate box idea on Whip Up which I also loved:

http://whipup.net/2007/01/22/valentine-inspiration-i/

That yarn is beautuful.

kirsty said...

Great idea! That makes such an appealing gift.

samantha said...

it looks just so lovely I would have trouble using anything and disturbing the loveliness.

weirdbunny said...

I've never seen the egg box as a sewing box before. The vintage yarn totally sets it off. How wonderful, the receiver will be delighted - love Julia x

cherry menlove said...

Great idea. It all looks so beautiful.
I'm a big fan of packaging too so I'm with the kiddos.

Cherry xx

Dena said...

on a tangential note... you said your son got a hearing test and passed with flying colours. look up auditory integration therapy. some people have "selective hearing" because they don't hear sll frequencies the same way. a simple 10-day therapy fixes it.

Rose Vintage said...

Love the cotton! I never seem to find anything like that in Charity shops! The egg cartons are a great idea! I need all the cartons I can get though as I have 16 laying hens! What to do with all those eggs!!

Love

Jane
xx

P.S May have found a supplier for the Amy Butler skirt pattern - will let you know

caroline said...

The egg box sewing kit is gorgeous - I keep peering at the photo to get an idea of all the loveliness therein.

Why do I never find anything so wonderful in charity shops? I'm very envious of your totally scrumptious box and thread.

Angel Jem said...

Mothers are so useful like that, aren't they? The egg box idee is a little gem! Very kitschychic! (Yes, I've invented a word & I'm going to use it as often as I can today!!) It's cute & chic together.
Any way, you lucky lady getting a copy of Marie Claire idees. Don't suppose it could pass over a copier....?? No?

amandajean said...

love the packaging! how wonderful.

I had a 3 year old that had extremely selective hearing...it's been about a year ago that we were ready to pull our hair out. no hearing loss, just selective hearing. More than a bit frustrating.

SadieandLance said...

Oooo that's lovely. I can see why you went weak at knees at the site of those reels, delicious!

jojo* said...

I love your style, Ali. All the goodies look so wonderful and the packaging is a great idea.