A Handmade Box For My Mum

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While working at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, I had the opportunity to work with Jody Williams who is an expert box maker.  For this holiday season I decided to try my hand at making a fabric covered jewelry box for my mother from scratch.  Upon completion I decided to monogram it with her initials “JRJ.”  I used my free form foot on my Bernina and went to town.  It took about an hour and a little bit of a cramp in my hands but it was well worth it.  I hand appliqued it onto the striped fabric in a circle shape.