Thursday, June 24, 2010

~BLOGGERETTES SORORITY RUSH DAY~


Today is Blogerettes Sorority Rush Day..Woo Hoo!!..lots of fun in store going to see all the artistic interpretations with this darling vintage image....

There are so many things one could do with this quaint image! They have such happy looks on their faces....this all makes me think of the Sisterhood of the Ya Ya's... one of my favorite stories!!

This gal ALWAYS need more storage!! My thoughts turned to using the image in connection with storage...Mmmm...Mmmmm what could I do.... and then I remembered the round, primed box just waiting patiently in the basement to be finished. I could us it for odds and ends or...I could use it to store the embroidery floss that needs to be wound on those little cards that I never seem to get to. (The perfect winter evening project!)





So I went to work....First I mixed a color that would compliment the tiny soft lavenderish room I work in....a romantic grayed lavender with beige tones and..... then I set about finding roses to decopage to the box....nothing fancy, as I needed to keep it simple. This box would need to be pretty, but very practical...to be able sit on top or under other boxes and slide out easily...so after I found the roses I wanted, I Decopaged it so it would be sturdy and with no torn roses after lots of use and here you see my finished project....those happy girls now make me happy looking down from the shelf they sit on above my sewing machine.....

Now, off to see and Ohhhh and Ahhhh at all the cleverness of the members of our new Sorority!
Jil
xo

50 comments:

DeeDee said...

OH My you have stolen my style...I just love your embroidery box...it is very lovely...thanks for visiting me too....yours is my favotrite Rush so far...nice to meet ya Sister

DeeDee
http://deedeescraftspot.blogspo.com

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Hi Jil,

Great "rush" project! We can all use more storage and what a great way to use the photo!!

xxoo
Your Sassy Sorority Sista

The French Bear said...

This just gorgeous!!! I love what you made, so neat to see that each of us has such different takes on the photo....I love the box for threads, that is perfect!
Nice to meet another sister!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh how pretty!
LOVE the box. Love that stash of embroidery floss as well. :-)
Cass

Nancy's Notes said...

OH Jil, what a beautiful rush project! You are so creative, love your awesome embroidery box!

So nice to meet you!

Have a great and happy day!

Nancy

Shelia said...

Hi Jil! Oh, I love your gorgeous box you've created!! I need to do something like this!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)
Sorority sis from Texas

dana said...

Every time you reach for embroidery floss...you'll think of The Sisters!! A pretty and practical idea as well! It was so great to meet you via The Rush! dana

KC Mom said...

What a cute idea! I love all the things you guys are making! I need to get mine done! Thanks for inspiring me to come up with something!!

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

So Pretty!! I love hat boxes - the picture is the perfect compliment. I love Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood also - and that's exactly what I thought of when Karen announced the sorority. So happy to meet another Sister!!

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

What a beautiful box. And a great use for storage. Nice to meet you, Sister.

Connie said...

Rush on, chick!! Good job and welcome to the society.
xoxo,
Connie

Sherry said...

It is so nice to meet you Jil. I love what you did with the picture. Looking at these creative projects makes me want to do mine over. This will be fun meeting new bloggers and learning from them. I have already been inspired.

Debbi said...

Hey Jil, what a lovely pink roses box and so functional! Interesting how so many of us textile artists opted to do boxes:) as I did one too!

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

What a great project. As I look at all the sisters' projects I keep thinking "I should have done that or that" ha!

Your new sister,
Jacalyn

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

the storage box is so beautiful and made more so by adding the bloggerette sister's photo. It's a gorgeous piece to be passed on to someone like me...hehe. So nice to meet you and have another blogging sister. Happy Rush Day. xo Lynn

Rebecca said...

Jil...

This is GREAT my friend! I KNEW you'd come up with something fabulous!

Thanks for sharing, Seezsta!

xoRebecca

Whimsey Creations said...

Hi Jil with one L - thanks for visiting my blog earlier. I love your box - so pretty and creative! Nice to meet you.

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

I LOVE that hatbox, what a clever idea !
Email me if I can help you with the photo thing... I honestly did it in a real rush, could have done better.

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Kim said...

Hello Sorority Sister! I love what you did with the picture and your blog is beautiful. Hugs!

Biljana said...

Wow!!! It is gorgeous:))

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Your decorated box is so pretty. I love that type of thing to hide things in!! It is nice to meet you sorority sister.

zandra said...

Hi, from New Jersey. Love your take on the photo. Your box is so shabby chic. Enjoy the rest of the party.
Hugz,
Zandra

debbie said...

HELLO JIL, MY SORORITY SISTER,
I HAVE BLOGGED WITH YOU A WHILE AND I ENJOY IT.
YOUR BOX IS BEAUTIFUL. I LOVE IT.
SEE YOU FOR PINK SATURDAY.
HUGS AND BLESSINGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE

sissie said...

I love the hatbox. It's perfect and you look so sweet modeling it for us.

hugs from your Sister!

Sissie

Karen said...

What a great idea! I might have to copy that one! that would be so cute in my studio!
I'm with you - my eyes are crossing after looking at about 2/3 of the blogs today. It's gotta be 5:00 somewhere! Time for a glass of wine - maybe see if my Angels have a game on tonight and RELAX!
Looking forward to getting to know you better in the coming months. After reading your pink Saturday post - I think you might be dangerous to have around - I might just buy it all . . . not good for me! But I'm loving everything I saw! sigh. I'm doomed.
I'm off to find that glass of wine . . .
:) Karen ~ Some days are diamonds

Kathy said...

Fabulous Jill!
So many different uses for your pretty Sorority box...
I would love that in my craft room!
Welcome to the Sista-hood!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my, your blog and your box and all your art is beyond belief!!! I LOVE it all!!!
Fantastic!!!
HUGS,
Cindy Adkins
http://cindyadkinswhimsicalmusings.blogspot.com

fannipauline said...

I like your box and I like it that it is something that you yourself can use. Very pretty
Hugs......Pauline

Anitra Cameron said...

Wow. I LOVE this--a wonderful combination of girlie-goodness and useful storage!

Seeing what the Blogerettes have done with the image is turning into the high point of my day. YAY!!

debi said...

I LOVE your beautiful box! What a wonderful idea!
I'm seeing so many fun and creative ideas from everyone.
And I LOVE your blog banner!

JD said...

You've made a beautiful box...very creative...Jill

Liz said...

Oh beautiful! I love your embroidery box! :)

~Liz

Sherrie said...

Hi Jil,
So nice to meet you! What a beautiful box you made! I love the stockings in your post above. Such a pretty blog. I'll visit again soon :0)

Andi's English Attic said...

Oh a storage box. Now that's a good idea.
Thanks for dropping by my blog. Nice to meet you. xx

Mieke said...

Hi new sister, you made such a pretty box, I love it. Thank you for your sweet comment.

Anonymous said...

Super nice!

Sharon said...

Hi jill. I am a new member of the sorority as of last night. Your box is just beautiful!
So nice to meet you!
Blessings, Sharon

Our Back Porch said...

Hello there Sista. You did a great job on your R*U*S*H project!! I visited half of the list on Thursday night, and just now getting to finish the rest. I am so excited about our sorority and all the F*U*N we will have!

Blessings from your Back Porch Sista,
Rebecca
from...
{Our Back Porch in Tennessee}

rosechicfriends said...

Hi Jil!
Love your sweet creations...and your blog is beautiful!
I think you may live in my neck of the woods (Michigan?)...
Nice to meet other sisters here!
Lorena

Mimi said...

HI JIL!!!!!!
OH my your project is lovely!!!!I love that little box!!!!We all are so creative!!!!It is amazing what a group of ladies when asked to create something come up with!!!!!
I sure hope one day we all can meet face to face!!!!
Did I get it right, you live near me????
Well sort of, up north in the cool pines!!!!
PLease if so, we must meet up one day!!!
hugs and thanks for stopping in and visiting me!!!!
hugs,
jamie

Lululiz said...

Sweet! I love the beautiful soft colours you have chosen, and those pretty roses, aaaahh, I just love roses. The storage box is way too pretty to be hidden away under other boxes, btw, I hope it stays in a prominent position.

A Vintage Chic said...

Hi, Jil! So wonderful to meet you! Love the beautiful box you've created with our rush photo--just perfect! Looking forward to getting to know you better!

Julie from California

Amy P said...

Nice to meet you blog sister! Beautiful box and beautiful blog too :)

Charlene said...

Oh, what a pretty box! I love it! I've been admiring all the creative projects I've seen from all of the lovely ladies of the "sisterhood", I think I can, I think I can...

So nice to "meet", looking forward to "seeing" you again!

Charlene @ A Virtuous Woman

Barbara said...

Hello fellow Sister in the Bloggerette Sorority! Your embroidery box is just awesome! I'm looking forward to having fun in this sorority aren't you?

Hugs XX
Barbara
Moore Whimsies

imaginationlane said...

What a lovely box you made for your Rush project..and such a sweet picture of you holding it!

It is very good to meet you...pleased to have you as a sister!

Lynette

Lynn Stevens said...

I just knew after seeing you beautiful work at the beginning of your blog your Rush piece would be stunning! and I was right! Great to meet you sister!
Lynn

Lisa said...

I love your box! What a great idea! Nice place for your floss!!
Hugs, Lisa

porter place cottage said...

Hello there Sista. Love your R*U*S*H project!! I'm excited about our sorority and all the F*U*N to come! Love your tricket box! Sorry it's taken me so long to get here but trying to visit each and everyone!
Terrie

Nelly said...

Hi from another sister in Pennsylvania.

What a sweet box! So romantic and chic. It's a great idea to use it for a storage piece. We have so much to store. Come and visit my rush project when you can.

Nelly