Chocolate???



This chocolate box is what I gave my SIL Dawn as her Christmas gift.

After Valentines day, Dawn handed me the empty box - her husband had given her a wonderful box of chocolates you see, and she asked if I could do something with it LOL!!

So I thought for Christmas she could have the box back again filled with Chocolates, so at one of the craft shows I had been too, I got some chocolate candles and they really do smell of chocolate. and I stitched Dawns initial on the top usng 40ct abcedaire by R&R, The initial comes from a French alphabet by Rouge du Rhin and I stitched it using cream Kaalund silk thread and Vicky Clayton cranberry silk thread.

The outside is edged with trim and I added the wee beads along it.

23 comments:

Clare said...

A gift to treasure for always. What a beautiful finish.

Julie said...

It's stunning Su, you are so creative.

Well done on all your ornies i've seen posted below, and the exchanges you received are wonderful, you inspire so many stitchers

Happy New Year
love and {hugs}

Sandy said...

What a beautiful box and such a great idea to add the chocolate candles, they really look like candy. TFS.

Vonna said...

This is a "D"light to gaze upon!
I love it and think it gorgeous as always dear Su!

Allie said...

What an amazing gift, you are also so creative.

Happy New Year.
Allie

Nancy said...

What a clever idea and you did a beautiful job of finishing. I like the beads on the trim. And, those are candles? They look like real, yummy chocolates!

angelasweby said...

Su,
What a truly beautiful gift. I'm sure Dawn just fainted away when she saw it :>)
That initial with the hearts is one of my favourites and it's just perfect for that box. All your gifts are stitched and given from the heart :>)
Hugs, Angela

Patti said...

Happy New year and this is TO DIE FOR! When Larry (dh) gives me one for Valentines Day (yeah right!) I'll know just who to give it to (after I've eaten most of the chocs of course) Lots and lots of love Patti xxx

Susan said...

What a gorgeous gift! I've been keeping the boxes and tins for the chocolates that I've received for the past year; I just haven't done anything with them as yet - you've definitely motivated me to get started on something!

Happy New Year!

Teejay said...

This is a gorgeous gift!! Beautiful stitching and a very creative idea!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

That is wonderful! it is so beautiful!

tkdchick said...

What a beautiful and unique gift!!!

Sally said...

What a wonderful idea Su! It is beautiful!

xstitch.nl said...

What a fabulous idea... The box looks stunning!!
Happy New Year, Su!

Dianne said...

Talk about regifting! That is really a lovely 'give back'! I like the initial too. ; )
Happy New Year!

lena-lou said...

Lovely gift for Dawn :) The box goes superbly with the chosen initial :-))

Happiest of New Year wishes to you both xxx

Cathy said...

Adorable!

Stitchingranny said...

What a lovely idea, I bet she was thrilled.

Kristen said...

What a gorgeous gift!

wanda said...

Lovely stitching your monogram is very beautiful. What book did your alphabet from Rouge du Rhin come from as I have been interested in ordering a book and if this is still available I would like to get it. Thanks

Raven/Missy said...

That is beautiful! You did a marvelous job!

Sharon said...

That is so beautiful Su! Great idea!

KaLu said...

its beautiful! YOU ARE SO CREATIVE!!

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