Down a dirt road, past fields and deep woods ~
stands a humble little farmhouse wearing chippy white paint and a rusty tin roof...
it's here at our beloved Notforgotten Farm that you will find me...

chasing kittens, puttering in the gardens or talking to the tree.

I love seeing the past through the eye of a needle ~
...I collect old & odd things.
I pull wool & cotton through linen. I walk barefoot in my garden and throw my head back and cackle when I laugh...

I'm just a little farm-witch that loves where I am & who I'm with ~

Our little needlework shop & studio
is located at
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, VA 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
email -

Regular Shop/Open Studio hours:
Fridays & Saturdays 10:00 ~ 4:00
*unless we are away at a show or teaching a class*
{better to call/email first}

our Etsy Shop is ALWAYS OPEN!
Please visit our ETSY Shop ~
by clicking on any one of the thumbnail photos below...

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Up-cycling & Friendship ~

I have been toting my paper-cutting supplies around in this cardboard box since…
well, the postal label on the box reads 2008 ~ so, since then.

I kept is because it's a sturdy little thing with a surprise inside:

...a pretty botanical interior!
so I was thinking…why not cover this to make it a bit more pretty to match the inside?

brown & cream

so I chose this cotton fabric to cover the box with…
((I think it works well with the print inside, don't you?))

got out the trusty Mod Podge and slathered-away...

here's how my little box looks now ~
all gussied up with it's new floral dress:

perfect box to keep my needful things ~

scissors, paper and works-in-progress now have a prettier place to rest ~
I love little boxes!

  Speaking of little boxes,
I forgot to share this with you ~ 
...a child's sized standing sewing box in thee perfect blue paint!!
((it was a birthday gift from Joan ))

 tiny little thing just waiting to be filled up! ha!!! now lives right here next to my sewing chair.
I absolutely adore it.

Thank you dear Friend Joan ~ tis perfect!

Shop is 
O P E N today ~
come on in for a visit if you're in the neighborhood :)

Don't forget to 'Spring Ahead' and turn your clocks tonight….

* Blessed be * 


Raymond Homestead said...

Love what you did with the box, I never would have thought to do that, and what a wonderful gift from Joan!

jennifer768 said...

Beautiful gift from Joan! Love the makeover on the box.Have a wonderful day.Hugs,Jen

denise said...

That box is too cute! Love the gift from joan.

LaNelle said...

What a wonderful idea's love the reuse of old!

linda56 said...

once hit a homerun!!!!!!

kelley said...

what a great always have the best ideas...and the gift from Joan is a knockout!

how are Peter, Minew and the kittens doing? hugs to all

Margs Primitive Quilts said...

The fabric covering the box is perfect Lori. What a great idea...
What an awesome gift from Joan.
Wish I was closer for a drop in.
Would LoVe to see your prim shop.
I love reading your blog.

gracie said...

Perfect fabric for the box.

Penny said...

Great re-do on the box...the fabric is perfect. Love the gift from Joan....I have a bigger one just like that (but not painted) that was my aunts and it is so handy!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

I think I have a couple of those sturdy boxes too~ love how you made it unique!!!
What an adorable sewing box ~ such a sweet gift ~ enjoy!
Prim Blessings

Jennifer said...

Love e fabric covered box! I have an old sneaker box covered with fabric that I use for my DMC threads. It must be nearly 20 years old! The kittens (from the previous post) are just adorable. So you will keep them all, including momma Minew? That is so sweet.

Jane said...

We had hoped to come to see you and Peter and kittens and all the critters, today. We're both down with very nasty congestion and colds! Maybe springing forward into Spring will help. At least I've got my hookin'.
Love your sweet box. Hope to see you all soon.

Nan ~ Threadwork Primitives said...

Make do or do without...just love that about you. Hugs, Nan.

Patti said...

Wonderful boxes! And lovely paper cuttings too :)
Blessings, Patti

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