Friday, October 23, 2009

Today was my birthday, ...... so a little treat!


TA DA!!
A hat box! Gorgeous isn't it? And it's totally Nathalie's fault that I had to buy it! LOL
I thought it might be the perfect place to keep my vintage lace in, what do you think?
It's in very good condition, made of hard cardboard, but I thought I might line it with fabric, but I'm not sure how I would attach it.



Maybe I could glue it on with pva or gel medium? But I'm not sure if this would cause the cardboard to buckle? Does anyone know a suitable way of attaching fabric?




Thank you Nathalie for inspiring such a great purchase!!
Carole :)

12 comments:

Cobi said...

congratulations on your birthday. many happy returns!cannot help you with the glue question, except suggesting double sided tape.

Kate/Massachusetts said...

Happy birthday!!

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

Happy Happy Birthday To Youwhooooo Dear Caroleeeee Happy Birthday to Youuuuu!
Nathalie did good inspiring you to shop, that hat box is brilliant!
I Love Gel Medium, but maybe a fabric glue would dry a little more pliable???
I picked up a small "Mindy" doll suitcase while we were away, it's not in the best shape, so I may just alter the outside of it
Hope the party continues for you!

Linda said...

I think it's wonderful! Happy Birthday to you! I think just double-sided tape, or fabric glue or even hot glue just around the top edge and leave the fabric loose from there down. Clear as mud?

Margaret said...

Hip Happy birthday youstar shopper you! fab purchase and awesome photography, love the clasp pics! I'd probably use gel medium as it tends to stick everything, especially useful for fabric card combos Mx

Threadhead said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!

Nathalie Thompson said...

Well, I TOTALLY approve of your purchase! Looks like something I would have bought for you myself! ha! GORGEOUS! Happy Birthday to YOU!

How I have relined a case myself.... Do you have iron-on interfacing available? It stablizes the fabric so it won't shift. Then you can just use a tacky glue to attach the lined pieces to the inside of your case. The interfacing is a barrier that keeps the glue from soaking into the fabric. Raw edges of fabric are hidden in the corners, but on the edges like the opening of the case, I glue a pretty trim to both finish and hide loose threads. In the lid, and even the bottom of the case, I would use some batting to give some luxurious plumpness (and in the lid, couch it with buttons). Cut cardbaord to fit the lid and base, slightly glue on batting, then stretch fabric over the whole mess. Glue to the inside of the lid and base. Ta da!

Nathalie Thompson said...

If you lived closer, I would line it for you as a birthday gift!

Doreen G said...

Happy birthday Carole you sure did well with that purchase.I would listen to natalies advice about the inside if I were you because it's what I have done in the past as well.

Julie said...

Happy Birthday Carole :o) The hat box is wonderful. Sorry I can't advise on lining it but it looks like you've got some good ideas to work with.

Jenxo said...

Happy Birthday to you!!!

lovely case, isnt it a beautiful shape....

Debbi Baker said...

Happy happy (belated) birthday!! So many blog posts for me to catch up on from the last fortnight!! Love the hatbox - I have a very old one that I have meaning to do something with for a few years now so maybe your efforts will inspire me (hopefully). PS Love all the beautiful artwork in all the posts I've just caught up on including that beautiful quilt above.