So I stumbled upon this GORGEOUS hand-stitched box and thought "I must make one!".
Lucky for me, creator Pins And Needles was nice enough to include a tutorial and even goes as far as to call it "really very easy".
"YAY!", I thought, "I'll run out and buy whatever I need tonight, I must must must have one! Or even two or three!!"
And as I skimmed through the instructions, it did indeed seem pretty easy... to construct the box. What I failed to realize is that this woman is a seriously accomplished needlepoint-er, and I have absolutely no hope of recreating this gorgeous piece... In fact, the portion I was looking for, an in depth explanation as to how she made each and every amazing stitch was compiled into one simple sentence, "Decide on the dimensions of your box, and stitch a band to go right around the outside."
Anyway- the box is amazing, her instructions to make it are simple and clear, and if you happen to have amazing needlepoint skills, please give it a shot. And if you're feeling generous- I know a certain blogger who would love to get her hands on one!!
***Update- the creator of this box & tutorial has been kind enough to leave some more details on how she created the amazing stitches. Check the comments on this post to see them. Thank you so much Jocelyn!!!