This embroidery box was a gift for a friend. It's an old
cigar box covered in natural dyed cotton fabric with a bit of
embroidery. The embroidery yarn is thrifted, and so is the scissors.
I so like reusing and repurposing. While making this I recollected memories of Inga, who smoked the cigars from the box. She was a friend of my mother and a very dramatic and choleric woman with a cigar hanging from her lip. I remembered, how I as a child collected tiny dutch tiles with blue printing on them, which was scattered amongst the pebbles, in their impressively large courtyard.
Everything in this little box has its own story to tell, and I hope it will whisper to the receiver and make her want to stitch a story of her own.
love, responsibility, laughter, knowledge, joy, dedication, compassion, spirituality, passion, creating, crafting, being grounded and connected to the earth, gratefulness for the simple things in life & awareness and appreciation of the beauty around us. I believe in magic.