Monday, October 7, 2013

Okay--don't hate me...another finish!!!

I just finished putting together my Whiskey Creek box and wanted to share. This was my first foray into 3-d perforated paper construction. I have to say it wasn't so tough, though I had to read and re-read the instructions to understand the sequence. Joining the corners was a little difficult as it gets tight towards the top and I "boogered" up the first two corners, but this was a learning experience and they got better as I went along. It measures 3" square and I just love the colors--the black really sets them off.  I forgot to take pics of the inside but the chart pack came with black mat board that I cut to fit inside and give it some support. This made for a very nice finish on the interior. I'm not sure this designer is still around or not--my chart is dated 1997. Luckily, I have a few more in my stash I had bought back then! :)

Top of Box

Bottom of Box

Side of Box

I went to a yard sale at our local technical school last Saturday and hit the jackpot! First, there was a vendor selling children's books, brand new, at 50 cents each. I got a stack for each of my grand kiddies and I think they'll be thrilled--heavy on the princess theme for Cora and Cars and Super Heroes for Asher. Then I found an old pincushion that has wound paper in it to stick the pins in. I'm not sure if that's the way it was originally or if some came up with that along the way, but I'm going to try to ask about it in the sampler group on FB. Last, I found a Longaberger sewing basket from 1986, with the wooden stand, and couldn't pass it up for a mere $30!! Woo-hoo!!! A good day all in all! Here's the pincushion if anyone has any ideas:

I head Thursday to Ocean City, MD for their annual Jamboree. I help Sally and Sara out by  cutting fabric for the attendees and they give me the opportunity to relive my days at Twisted Threads. I  really enjoy working with the ladies and helping them find the perfect fabric/fibers for their projects. Hopefully a win-win for all!

Thanks for stopping by and your "twisted threads" of friendship!



  1. Very nice! I wish I had half your talent and 3/4s your patience!

  2. Beautiful! I saw one of those kits at Salty Yarns. I remember seeing pins in a blue cardboard box (round) with silver lettering when I was in school. The teacher kept it in her desk. And if I remember the paper inside was also blue. Now that I've written that I'm not sure if it was for pins or thumbtacks. Hmmm - have to see what else I can remember.

  3. I have seen those pins in school also! Is yours in a metal base?