I bought a book on embroidered boxes and had to give it a try. I love this medium, it's funky and not precise, and there are threads hanging down but what fun this was. It took me weeks to do, as I would only do it when I had some time. I used scraps of fabric that I had in the house, and gold thread and some old gold beads and just freeform sewing. Despite the little fiddly bits, this was a very soothing project.