Monday, January 18, 2010

Altered Cigar Box

I even hate to say how many cigar boxes I have but it is a lot. I really like them just as they are but I am going to do a few of them with different themes to just enjoy them up on the shelves. The boxes are also a nice way to hold stuff. Some of the ones that are 50 to 60 years old, I will never alter them as I just couldn't bring myself to do that........they are just great that way.

Here is one that I altered using actual patterns, some Basic Grey sewing scrapbook paper and some fabric I had. The scissor, thimble and needle holder was once a necklace. It was another thrift store find. I found a lot of old jewelry while I was up in Oregon. I had held onto it for a long time and finally I found just the right use for it. I used Idea-logy type charms to spell out Sewing Box and that is an actual zipper, spool of thread and bobbin.


  1. I love it, Nancy! You are so darn creative! May I come live at your house for awhile? *lol*

  2. How cool is that!!!!
    I want to tag along with Nancy when she moves in. LOL!

  3. What a fun box! You're soooo creative!

  4. Nancy,
    I just love everything you make...That box is beautiful. I'd guess you'd store sewing ephemera inside?
    Tried to post earlier & say how I LOVE the knit purses...but couldn't ;o(
    Here we go again!!!!!
    Hugs, Julie A

  5. This is really cool! You have a great way of putting things together, it just works! Love it!

  6. Oh dear! When I said, "store ephemera" in the sewing box. I wondered if the contents would stay, all arranged & pretty, or get used in future projects! Clear as mud?

    I can't bring myself to USE all the old sewing stuff I guard like it's in Fort Knox.

    That's why I'm here, to learn from the Queen of Just-Use-It!

    thanks Nancy ;o)
    Hugs, Julie


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