Friday, 27 August 2021

August Smalls


The Smalls SAL is hosted by Mary's Thread

This year my Smalls will be the Stoney Creek 12 Days of Christmas 2019 Ornament series which I started on Boxing Day 2020 for the 12 Days of Stitchmas.

August was Eight Maids A'Milking, well only one maid and no cows:

stitched on 32 count Lime Green evenweave

I added August to my Tiny Modernist Calendar:

stitched on 32 count Summer Sky Belfast linen from Silkweavers

I continued with The Primitive Hare Celebrations series, catching up with Beltane from May:

stitched on 35 count Cream Linen

Finally, I got some photos of the Chinese Thread Box I made for my friend's Birthday in July.  This is made entirely by folding paper, no glue or tape and there are 31 boxes.  I had hoped to put some skeins of DMC in the boxes but it made them too bulky to close so I popped in stickers and charms instead.

The whole box:

There are 16 boxes this size:

8 boxes this size:

4 boxes this size:

2 boxes this size:

and 1 large box which forms the base of the piece:

This is the tutorial I followed to make it:

My paper was a little thicker than they used, so I didn't make the fancy flower shapes on the top 16 boxes!


Vickie said...

The Tiny Modernist Calendar is so very cute Jo. The Chinese Thread Box is quite the gift!!

Elfie said...

I always enjoy seeing your stitched Smalls, but this month they are upstaged by your amazing boxes. They are so gorgeous! It was an amazing gift.

butterfly said...

Wow Jo you are so talented , love the boxes and your fab stitching .

Clare-Aimetu said...

Lovely stitching as always but your boxes are amazing, you are a very clever lady

Marcy said...

Very cool box!

Sheryl said...

Oh Wow, that Chinese thread box is fabulous, what a lovely idea which makes a perfect gift. great work and I like the pretty colours of the tiny Modernist Calendar.

Mary's Thread said...

You've made good progress on your series, ut that box, my goodness, I have never seen anything like it! It is quite amazing!

mylene said...

Wow! You are so talented. I love the box, beautifully finished.
Very good progress on your smalls.

D1-D2 said...

I tried my hand at making on of these boxes a few weeks ago. They're fascinating! I made mine with regular paper so it's very bulky but I definitely want to make a second attempt with a thinner paper.

Leonore Winterer said...

Lovely stitching, but that box is the highlight of today's post for sure! Love it. I might have to try something like this some time.

Rachel said...

The origami box looks like it might have been a labour of love and not something you would make for anyone but a really appreciative friend. Any idea how long it took? And did she like it? :)