Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Sunday Funday

Happy Hump Day!!!!

Anna and I finished our boxes from Blackbird Designs
She came to my house on Sunday










We painted and put them together in the morning. They are not all the way finished here, because we took a break to the stitch-in at www.inspiredneedle.com.

The patterns are out of the Stitcher's Journey booklet




And here is my box all finished







On the way home we stopped by the Chicago Outlet Mall. We made a bee line to the Vera Bradley store. Anna come out of the store with this bag and accessories. I have no clue what the pattern is called. I love how the green and purple pop with the black background.







That's it for today.

I'll be back in a couple of days with a finish

Tata!!

35 comments:

Annie said...

Beautiful job! And how much fun is that to do them together. How did you keep the paint off the clasp?

Margaret said...

I love both your boxes -- so pretty! And the VB bag -- great stuff! Who doesn't love Vera Bradley?

Vonna said...

What sweetly finished boxes! YAY!

natalyK said...

Lovely boxes! I love that you each made them your own.

BrendaS said...

Your boxes look great. It was so nice seeing you and Anna on Sunday. Can't wait for the retreat:))

Meari said...

Very nice boxes! Two questions... What are the green fabric parts? And where did you get the boxes from?

Love the bag, too!

butterfly said...

Great job on your boxes , and beautiful stitching.

Jules said...

Beautiful boxes!

Sherry :o) said...

I love that VB pattern too. Your box finishes are nice!

Carol said...

Beautiful work by you and Anna, Ranae. That must have been fun to work on them together.

Cindy said...

i love your boxes and how fun to get together with a girlfriend!! yay!

Deborah said...

Beautiful job! I love the green that you chose.

Jan said...

Love the boxes. It's amazing how different the same pattern can look. Nice work.

Laura said...

Oh you little sneaky girls!!! A stop at the VB outlet!!! How fun! I still have not made it there. Love, love, love your finishes! Anna's bag is lovely!!! Awaiting your next finish!

Mindi said...

Both boxes are so adorable, what a great job both of you did. The VB bag is beautiful.

Nancy M said...

Beautiful boxes! So nice to finish them with a friend!

Myra said...

Oh I love that you used a different color - looks great.

Kathy A. said...

Ranae - I love your box - that is so wonderful all done up. Nice job.
I'm gonna have to check out this Vera Bradley when I get back to the states.

Jenny said...

Oh, those boxes are p-r-e-t-t-y - simply awesome! I want to malkeb one for myself right this minute! LOL
I love the fabric that you picked out for the interior too - what a great match to the box color and the design!

mainely stitching said...

Oh my goodness what gorgeous stitching - and your finish-finishing is just AMAZING!

Blu said...

Beautiful finishes. Both you and Anna have done such wonderful jobs!

Lesleyanne said...

Both boxes are lovely. Sounds like you had a great day.

CATHI said...

These boxes are sooo pretty! :o)

Christine said...

Wow, your boxes are gorgeous

Mouse said...

ohhhh fab day spent with friends who are like minded and doing some crafting too not to mention stash shopping ... both boxes look lovely :) love mouse xxxx

Siobhan said...

They look great! Wow, fantastic finishing!

Patti said...

Hi~ Glad you had a great time at IN- missed you again!!! Beautiful finishes on the stitching and boxes. The VB bag is gorgeous- that is one of my fav patterns ever! So happy you are going on the Retreat- it will be FUN!

Sally said...

I love both of those boxes. They are so pretty.

Love that Vera Bradley bag!

Melanie said...

Beautiful job!!!

Jennifer M. said...

The boxes are lovely! I will have to figure out to finish needlework on top of a box like that. I love it.

Glad you ladies had a great time together. :)

Jen

Kajsa said...

Love the box, so pretty!

Pumpkin said...

Awesome job you two! Funny how the same pattern can look so different when done by two different people.

Sounds like a successful shopping trip ;o)

Annette said...

Congratz on the finish.... Beautifull!!

CathyR said...

I'm glad I got to see the boxes in person! Beautiful remembrances of fun times spent with friends.

Suzanne said...

The boxes are beautiful, what a great job!