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Thursday, March 24, 2016
Dear friends, Have you made anything out of an Altoid's tin?
I've seen so many clever ideas, have wanted to do it for a long
time and finally did! I found this great tutorial for a little suitcase
tin which you can find it hereon the Graphics Fairy
website. My old Sucrets tin was not embossed on top but I added the
foam, as per the tutorial, to give it some added dimension. I am really
happy with how this turned out and will use it to house my needles, small
scissors and needle minders. The tiny tacks were buttons, which I cut the
shank off of and the lock is a tiny shield from a 1941 bowling medal I had
picked up at an estate sale.
Layering the alcohol paints on the bright blue metal really helped
give the metal edges a warm and worn vintage look.
Inside, a lovely Robin and a flower button.
It's not perfect but it was so fun to do that I made two more.
Making them is kind of addictive.
The one on the bottom is an Altoids tin and after the paint and
mod podge, it doesn't close quite as easily as the Sucrets tins. Do they even make Sucrets in a tin anymore?
They take longer than you might think to make but I think the
results are wonderful.
So, tell me, will you try this? I am trying to organize our guild auction which is on May
1st. I've asked guild members to stitch a scissor fob to donate. We
will display them at the auction prior to the sale and then put them in brown
bags. Throughout the auction we will draw a ticket and if yours is drawn,
you can buy a "fob in a bag" for $25. We will reveal which fob
you bought after all of them have been purchased. Sneaky, right? In
addition to raising money, my thought was that this might give folks a chance
to buy something stitched that doesn't cost them
an arm and a leg.
Believe me, some of the beautiful things these talented women
make, go for a lot of money; as well they should!
Here's my little fob, in progress:
1 over 1 on 32
Here it is in the middle of being assembled.
I stuffed it with lavender from my garden.
The hanger and bottom will be beaded but
I've yet to get to that, as you can plainly see! The ribbon and bead
ruching is taking longer than I would have thought.
I hope this whole idea isn't a total bust.
I Rob will be busy moving
furniture, painting and doing other things to ready the house for mom and dad's
arrival. The added wall with pocket doors is up in the dining room and
the door between the dining room and kitchen is also up. Rob has finished
the painting and I'll show you some pics when it's a little more
I hope my parents will love it.
I also hope to get back to stitching on Yuletide Welcome and the
Joyful World SAL this weekend. Hopefully, I'll have progress to show you
next time you visit.
Thank you so much for stopping by and for your lovely comments.
I appreciate them so very much!
Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich)