Shaker style sewing box

This week I finally finished a miniature which I had started some time ago: a Shaker style sewing box. I copied it from a full sized one I...



This week I finally finished a miniature which I had started some time ago: a Shaker style sewing box. I copied it from a full sized one I had seen pictures of. The original sewing box was 19th century from Pennsylvania.



For the box and handle I used cherry wood which I bent using steam. The sewing box is lined with paper with a William Morris print. I made the little sewing spools and knitting needles and bought some of the other accessories. I have put the box in the Drawing Room of my dolls house.





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16 comments

  1. Beautiful work Josje! Love the cherry wood and the William Morris interior.

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  2. What a beautiful little box. You have so many lovely details in it that it just look so real

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  3. I am 'speachless'....!!!! I was working my way through the photos thinking, well when is she going to show us the miniature one....and you already were!! It is a "Masterpiece", wonderful, wonderful work Josje....wow!!!

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  4. Absolutely beautiful! I never dared to used wood although my dad used to build ships and he knows how to bend wood with steam.Your work is really wonderful, absolutely perfect

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  5. Oh Wow! That's so perfect!! The detail is incredible!

    Katie

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  6. Ha sido un trabajo perfecto. Se trata de un costurero precioso. Felicidades

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  7. It's perfect! I enlarge all your pictures, and even mega-size every little detail looks perfect. Beautiful work!

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  8. A lot to see, so complete, but the ultimate detail for me is the paper lining in te box, which is neatly tucked between the outside wood and it's self. Again, the setting does your work justice and completes the illusion

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  9. WOW! That is just perfection! Wonderful, wonderful work!
    Mercedes

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  10. Josje,
    Het is zo mooie naaidoosje met naaispullen erbij. Die zwarte schaartje heb ik ook en knipt bijna echt ;-) .
    Groetjes Lisette

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  11. wow, that steam thing works really well!!I may try it. wait, now that I'm thinking, I may copy you the whole sewing box, it just so real that I have fallen in love with it, what can I say, It was love at first sigh!I hope you dont mind...

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  12. Thank you all for your sweet comments. It is surprising how we all like simple things, like a round wooden box. For me it is the combination of the round shape and the gorgeous wood that does it for me. Plus the fact I love all kinds of sewing related articles...
    Begoña, you can make whatever you like, as long as you enjoy what you are doing ;-)

    Josje

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  13. Beautifully done! Love the sewing box!

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  14. sul mio blog c'è un premio per te.
    ciao

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  15. MINILISA, thank you so much for thinking of me when giving your awards! I really appreciate it.
    Josje

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