Sunday, April 11, 2010

Purple House on the Hill Altoid Tin

Nail biting time is over. My gift for Wendy arrived safely. For this tin, I chose part of the House on the Hill sampler by Barbara Ana. One of Wendy's favorite colors is purple, so I changed the color of the house and one of the birds to be more to her taste. This was done over one on ivory Monaco.

I find that I'm always on the lookout lately for suitable patterns for tin tops. The fixed size makes it a challenge sometimes. Over-one allows for a more detailed design in a small space, so that means designs that fit in 56X90 stitches are always on my radar. I was just lucky to spy Barbara's design and discover that the motif is just perfect. Luckily, Barbara's designs are light on fractional stitches which is critical for over-one stitching.





Wendy may decide to store a tatting shuttle in the box if one fits, but I tucked in a little scissors she can store in it if she likes.

33 comments:

Carol said...

YAY! A new tin finish, Annie! I always look forward to seeing these. Love the purple house and the little sheep--there is so much detail in this design on such a tiny space. You did a wonderful job :)

KarenV said...

You really are the queen of the Altoid tin finishes! This is gorgeous; I love all the detail in the design and the colours are so bright and, well, colourful! ;)

BeckySC said...

It's BEEutiful Annie :) LOVELY work :)

Annette said...

Wow Annie, wat a lovely tin. The design is so lovely...

Daffycat said...

Oh my! This tin is wonderful, Annie! Wendy is really lucky to receive that!

Pumpkin said...

Annie, that is incredible! Your work is so perfect and I can't believe what you get to fit onto such a tiny space :o) I'm sure Wendy loves it!

Paula C. said...

You really did an amazing job with this! I also like that you put ribbon on the top and bottom edge. You do really nice work =)

Theresa said...

This is adorable!!!!!! Your finish is perfect!!!!! Love it!!!

Mylene said...

What a beautiful design for the Tin. You finish it off perfectly. Wendy is sure very lucky to receive this.

Deb said...

Annie - it's beautiful! Wendy is one lucky person to receive this great gift!

Nancy said...

I think this is my favorite tin top I have ever seen! The design is so fun, and the colors are just beautiful! Your over one stitching is perfect!

Ranae said...

Wow! I love everything about this little tin. You do such an awesome finishing with them. Lucky Wendy

Vonna said...

That is gorgeous Annie, nice job top to bottom and side to side!
That stitching is the beauty of it all :) Gorgeous!

Elaine said...

Annie that is just beautiful, being a purple nut I just love the colours!

Jackie said...

It's gorgeous! I love the way you finished the inside as well. I'm glad she received it safely.

Miss 376 said...

I love these, you are getting quite an expert.

umintsuru said...

Dear Annie,

Thank you so much for the specially stitched altoid tin. I simply adore it. Such beautiful details and care to change to my favourite colours. I will love and treasure it.

The Redhead Riter said...

I love this tin box all covered. Very pretty and so happy!

mainely stitching said...

UTTERLY amazing. What a gem!!

Rachel S said...

That is gorgeous!

Michelle said...

It is so beautiful - I love it!

We do not get Altoids in
South Africa :(

Siobhan said...

Oh my gosh!! That is just exquisite. Perfect choice for a tin top finish. Great job!

nima said...

wow...awesome finish...i love it

Dani - tkdchick said...

That is just adorable and beautifully finished!

Vinniey said...

Another beautiful Altoid tin finishes you have made. Lucky Wendy! It's so pretty and I love the colors, purple color is one of my favorite color too. :)

Shari said...

gorgeous piece!!!! Wow!!!! A small tin project is one I haven't tackled yet!!!

Anne said...

Absolutely beautiful work! What a great idea to put this design on a tin. I thank you for some motivation as I have two tins waiting for designs! lol Happy Stitching.

♥ Nia said...

Perfect work!! Adorable piece :)

BeautifulDees said...

That is one of the cutest thing's I have ever seen. How clever. Come on over and visit between stitches.
Love ya,Debbie

Olenka's Stitches said...

One more pretty finish of the Altoid tin! Both your stitching and finishing are just perfect!

Kelly said...

How cute!!!! I just love your little tins! You do such a great job with them!

Anne said...

I loved so much your altoid tin with the House on a Hill on it, that I had to find an altoid tin. Well, it took me a while but I found one at a store, so I have started the design over one. I did the house in original colour, but will do the rest of it all as you did. Thanks for the great idea!! Anne

Shannon Kelly said...

Your Altoid tin covers are gorgeous!! Do you take commissions?
Shannon