Crafty Tuesday–Cross stitch box lid


OK, this is not MY project, but something I helped my son with who started and finished it at school. Isn’t it great that boys learn how to cross stitch in school? I love it. They had to design a pattern inspired by Piet Mondrian and then recreate it in cross stitch.


As you can probably see it is not 100 % accurate, but who cares? The sewing up of the thread at the back is not Corin’s strong point either, but as the piece is now attached to the lid of the box it shouldn’t matter. Isn’t that one of the prettiest gifts a mom could possibly receive? I think it is.

Have you done anything crafty lately? Let me know, I am always looking for inspiration.

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  1. Now that is a lovely box AND gift for Mom!
    I don’t remember that boys would volunteer to try themselves on what’s considered “typical” girl crafts when I was in school. In fact we had two split classes – Handarbeiten und Werken – which were basically a separation between girls and boys which is really stupid looking back on it now.


    • That is exactly what we had, too. No way would a boy have picked up a knitting needle or something like that.
      Nowadays they all have WTG together, which is “Werken und textiles Gestalten”.


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