Friday, November 13, 2009

Warm Winter Altoid Tin

I'm having fun with Altoid tin stitching now. I finished one I really like that I can't show yet since it's a gift for a regular reader. But I also made another I can show now. This one is a slight variation on Barbara Ana's "Warm Winter Welcome". I just changed the wording a bit and a few colors. It's stitched over-one on tea colored Monaco. I'm planning to make this into a winter survival kit by filling it with lip balm, a hand sanitizer packet, travel soap leaves, and anything I can find in a small enough size to fit that follows the theme. Still finding the gluing to be messy and hard to do. Sometimes the glue seeps through the ribbon no matter how careful I try to be. The colors are much richer in real life. Can't figure out how to get the camera to understand that!





31 comments:

Vinniey said...

Annie, it's sooo cute! Very colorful! Love the finishing! :)

Nancy said...

Such a fun and very pretty Winter finish! This is one thing I have never tried.

Jackie said...

What a cute idea! Very nicely finished!

Wendy said...

Oooh wow! That is a nice tin box you made! Great work!

stitchenmylifeaway said...

OMGoodness this is just way to cute.

Miss 376 said...

This is lovely and a fantastic idea on the contents

Ranae said...

Awesome!
I have lots of tins, maybe I should try one, lol.
What a great idea for a winter survival.
Have a great weekend!

Mylene said...

It is such a lovely finish. Great job!!

Pumpkin said...

Oh, I LOVE IT!!!! I've been wanting to put together one of those for a long time. I like your ideas for the 'extras' :o)

Annette said...

OMG Annie, what a beautifull finish and design. I love it....

Kirsten said...

Very nice Annie!
Good job on changing the word.
It looks very colorful on my screen and the colors are even richer in person? Wow!

Carol said...

What a bright and beautiful idea, Annie! I love your thought of filling it with winter survival items...really cute :)

Blu said...

Very cute. The pattern is just gorgeous!
I'll admit that I've never seen an Altoid tin IRL...

Daffycat said...

Oh wow, Annie! This is perfect! I love how you adapted the design.

Barbara said...

Wow, Annie, it's just lovely. Your stitching and finishing are superb! The recipient is a very lucky person.
Barb in TX

staci said...

What a sweet tin! Everything about it turned out perfectly!!!

TammyK said...

How cute Annie! Great finish!

Olenka's Stitches said...

Wow! What a pretty tin box you've made!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

This is wonderful! Absolutely darling. You did an absolutely perfect job finishing it! It's so straight and smooth - impressive!

Anne said...

Great idea and beautiful stitching Annie! I love it! Thanks for inspiration!!

mainely stitching said...

This is an utterly fabulous finish!!

Siobhan said...

Wow! Annie, that is so adorable. Great job.

Rachel S said...

That is adorable! what a sweet finish!

Jenny said...

Really pretty Annie! And a great idea for a gift, filled with all the useful stuff to match the outside! Wonderful!

riona said...

Love the tins ... I have one on my finishing table and I have to say it doesn't hold a candle to your finishes ... I may have to take it all apart and start over now that I have seen the potential. As to Esmeralda's House, I am ever so happy to have "enabled" you.

nima said...

wow...awesome

Sandra said...

What a wonderful finish Annie!!! It's just perfect!

Little Rabbit Miniatures said...

So perfect!

selene said...

Me encanta como te ha quedado, es una preciosidad!!

symiote said...

This Tin Box is so cute!! i like the colors!! very nice work!!

♥ Nia said...

I love Barbara Ana Designs :)
Your tin is adorable!!! :D