Sunday, July 12, 2015

Shepherd's Fold Update

I took off of work on Friday to run some errands, get a jump on weekend projects, and to do some general putzing. If time permitted I wanted to get some finishing done. One of the projects that I wanted to finish completely befuddled me and so it's on it's way to Faye for her to work some magic. I did have time to work on another project though and I'm pleased to share the results with you.

A few months ago I saw a picture on Facebook of a finished Shepherd's Bush box and I just couldn't get it out of my head. The box was lined with fabric and there were pockets on the sides. The pincushion design was used for the bottom of the box. Put my thinking cap on and thought long and hard about how I was going to do this and then dug in and did it.

Here's the top of the box (you've seen this before).

And here's the inside of my box...

 

The sides are lined with fabric and I have seven or eight pockets which will hold thread winders and other little doo-dads. The pincushion design was used to line the bottom of the box.

Here's my scissors fob which you've also seen before...

 

I wasn't a big fan of the needlebook finish. I wanted the entire design to be seen (didn't like that it was folded). Have debated about this for a long time. Ended up with a pin keep finish. I added a piece of wool on the back so that I still have somewhere to put needles. The ribbon rouched around the sides of the pin keep are from the pincushion! Here's the front...

Here's the back...

 

One last look at the accessories thus far...

I need to get busy stitching the Needleroll and then I think there is one more part yet to be released. I'm glad I made these change. I love this set!

 

13 comments:

Marilyn said...

This is so pretty.
What a great idea.
Surely a set to treasure that's for sure. :)
Marilyn

Nataly K said...

Love the lining of the box. Think I might copy that one

Vickie said...

Awesome, awesome work! You did it! I love this set too.

krayolakris said...

Wow! Great finishing! Love the little sheep too!

marly said...

Wow-e-wow-wow. Spectacular.

Margaret said...

Wow! Just wonderful to see all the pieces!

Stasi said...

Wonderful job Cathy! I haven't started stitching any of these (have them all of course), so you have given me much to ponder.

jeffsrose35 said...

WOW!!!!!! I absolutely love the inside of that box. Any suggestions on how you did the finishing? Great work and thanks for sharing.

Khristine Doiron said...

Beautiful! I love how you finished everything!!

Christine said...

WOW! Gorgeous work all around! I love the way you lined this and added pockets!

Mrs. DillyDally said...

Amazing work ... as always! You have such talent!

Brenda said...

What AWESOME finishes!!! I've stitched most of mine but have really on the fob finished!! Sad I know but SOOOO VERY GLAD as I just LOVE the way you've finished yours!!! I was having issues finding backing fabric for the pincushion but glad now that I've not done it so I can line the bottom of my box!!! TFS!!!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

It's a beautiful set--you have done a fabulous job stitching and finishing