May 11, 2009

Tatting on Top

What an elegant way to give a tatted gift! This box is covered inside and out with fabric. Both sides of the lid and the inside bottom are padded and soft to touch. Before the days of glue guns or patterns, the box was completely designed and sewn by my mother.

Two pieces of her tatting were attached to the lid with her tiny, invisible stitches. I do not think she made many of these as this is the only I have seen. The owner of this treasure will think twice about who will become the next proud owner - a craft which is already an heirloom.

6 comments:

Faye said...

This is so pretty Connie. How nice to have this keepsake.

(I'm slowly getting back to the blogging!)

Elaine said...

That is so beautiful. Your mother was very talented! And what a treasure for the person who has it.

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

What a beautiful keepsake! Back in college, the sorority girls used to cover little books and decorate them. I know glue guns weren't around yet, so they must have used similar techniques. Ah, the good old days!

Thanks for sharing!

TattingChic said...

That is absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful tatting, too! :)

Montanagirl said...

Very beautiful! Your Mom was so talented. That's a priceless heirloom.

Leedra said...

This is so pretty, and so much work in it. You have such nice treasures from your mother.

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