When I first bought my wonderful embellishing machine I made this poppy picture but was never quite sure what to do with it! It was too small to stretch onto a canvas and I wasn't sure that it would look as effective from behind glass, so it has been lying in my sewing room for a few months, waiting for some inspiration to come my way.
That inspiration came through an art materials catalogue in which I found plain wooden boxes with a small canvas inlaid into the lid.
So after carefully painting and waxing the box, I wrapped the poppies around the wee canvas and this is the result.
Another recent project has been the rennovation of a box given to me by a friend. I think it's made of bamboo and the gaps between the uprights made it tricky to paint.
I painted it using pale blue chalk paint and used a stencil to add the seed heads. Then I waxed it and lined the bottom with some wadding and a complementary fabric.
I plan to put both boxes into the shop for sale, but I always struggle with pricing. It's so difficult. Do other crafters have a formula for pricing their work?