Wednesday, January 23, 2013

day 23: Merrily we sew along!

I decided in the beginning to try to work the Merrily we sew along projects into 365 makes.  this month was easy, but nest time is going to be a little difficult because I will be moving away from fabric... and sewing... hmmmmmm

It's that time!  Merrily we sew along!  this time we decided to try out the canvas nesting boxes! 


I made three sets.  2 from Laminate, and one following the directions in the book.  I used the blue canvas as a sort of sampler.  I tried out different stitches that I never use on my machine.  The laminate ones are completely devoid of decorative stitching.  I love the laminate as it is.  I would love to see someone invest some time and maybe use the laminate in a more interesting way.  you can buy a half yard of echino here at Casa Crafty

mwsa cloth5 (1 of 1)

mwsa cloth1 (1 of 1)

are you inspired to stitch up your own canvas nesting boxes?? we would love for you to sew along with us (merrily, even).

merrily we sew along

but before you start stitching, a bit more inspiration to share. i'm excited to announce that this month's fabulous guest poster in our merrily we sew along series is...

Jessica of a little gray!

... you should definitely check out Jessica's awesome project as well as those that my lovely co-hosts have made here: ImagineGnats and Our Improv Diary

stitch up yourself a set of canvas nesting boxes and share a picture in the merrily we sew along flickr group for a chance to win a super fabulous prize!!

speaking of prizes, episode three: canvas nesting baskets is sponsored by the very wonderful Aurifil Thread and Storey Publishing!

the winner of the merrily we sew along episode one challenge will receive a Folk Art Aurifil 12wt wool 12 spool large collection case, as well as a package of these five sewing books from Storey Publishing: Improv Sewing, One-Yard Wonders Fabric by Fabric, Mend It Better, Grow Your Handmade Busniess, and Sew Up a Home Makeover. how great is that??

so get improv-ing... i can't wait to see what you stitch up! just upload a picture of your canvas nesting boxes to the merrily we sew along flickr group by february 28 to be entered to win!!


  1. Ooo... I'm liking the laminate ones. Hmmm... I gotta think how I'm gonna make mine. You gals made some really cute ones!

  2. I love that bright blue! And you always pick the best Echino prints. Very cool.


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