Sunday, June 16, 2013

Another Give Away Goodie

I love to know the history behind things.  Once I understand the background, it brings more meaning and richness to them.

Toile fabric and wall paper have always been one of my favorites.  In case you haven't heard of it, it's a type of pattern on white or off-white background with generally a pastoral theme of some kind.  The pattern is a single color.  Toiles were originally made in Ireland in the mid 18th Century and became popular in France and Britain.    

Can you guess what I've made that will be added to the give away?  It's a toile covered box in a beautiful red garnet.  I learned how to make the fabric box from LynnB's wonderful blog, http://lynnscrossstitchtutorials.blogspot.com.  


Now.....what shall I add the final week of the give away to go in the box?  I've got ideas......stay tuned!
Cheers!

11 comments:

  1. That's gorgeous, Kim! I love toile designs too. I bought a comforter and matching curtains in black & white toile. It's so nice and peaceful!

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  2. Gorgeous! Well done Kim. ooOoo! I wanna win. ;)

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  3. Oh my gosh -- you just whipped that up?! I've always admired those who could make boxes like this. Wow!

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  4. The box is beautiful! I must check out Lynn's tutorial.

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  5. oooo pretty box ... and well done on making it yourself ... just love the tutorials out there :) love mouse xxxxx

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  6. Oh my goodness... This box is gorgeous :)
    Such a beautiful fabric... Love the Toile design :)

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  7. What a beautiful box! Well done on making it, you did a fantastic job.

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  8. You are too generous! Beautiful pieces lady.

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  9. I have always loved toile design it is beautiful.
    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

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  10. Hi Kim,

    Loooove the box you made following my tutorials, the fabric is gorgeous, you have done a wonderful job on this! Well done.

    Of course I would love to win this!

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