Thursday, November 18, 2010

Bent Creek Flatbed Fridgie & Altoid Tin

I just discovered the adorable Bent Creek Flatbed series of little designs when I was searching for a cute turkey to stitch for Thanksgiving. This Flatbed Turkey looks so unaware of the fate that lies ahead. I feel kind of sorry for him. He's on my fridge at the moment merrily rolling along on sequined wheels, stitched on off-white Monaco.



One of my friends just passed her U.S. citizenship test and I thought that called for a little stitchy gift to help her celebrate. The Flatbed Uncle Sam was perfect for an Altoid tin top. I used button wheels on this one. Not sure what will go inside. I'm thinking red, white and blue hair accessories like barrettes and elastics topped off with a bit of chocolate. This one is stitched on Bay Rum Jobelan.




26 comments:

Jackie said...

Love them both! The Altoid tin came out especially well. Is the blue on the bottom half a ribbon too? It almost looks like leather in your pic.

Jan said...

They are both very cute. I like how you are using the sequins and buttons. Nice job on the tin finish.

natalyK said...

Love your Altoid tin!!!

Deborah said...

Both finishes are beautiful! The tin is really nice.

nima said...

wow..great finishing

Anne said...

Very nice Annie! Love your nice tin and the turkey looks like he's on the way out of town.. lol Only a week until Thanksgiving for all Americans! I love to watch the Macys Parade every year. It's a tradition I celebrate to remember all my American family and friends!

Farm Girl said...

Your turkey is great, those sequins are a neat touch for his wheels. Your tin is lovely, your finishing is always so perfect - I love it!

KarenV said...

Both finishes are very cute!

Vinniey said...

Both finishes are gorgeous! Love the red and blue colors of your Altoid tin.

Annette said...

Cute little turkey!! loev the weel buttons.
You have made a lovely tin again.. wow such a cute deseign and al the colors you used!!

Carol said...

I just discovered that flatbed series this summer and think it is so cute. Both of your finishes are wonderful, Annie, but you know how I adore your Altoid tins!! Love everything about it--the ribbons, the inside, and your stitching itself. Great job :)

Nancy said...

Your turkey is adorable, and I like to think maybe he is just giving the pumpkin a ride! The tin is the perfect gift for your friend. Nice job on both!

Vonna said...

They both are just so darling :) Especially that tin!

Pumpkin said...

They are both SO cute Annie! I love that series too but the kits are so expensive :o(

Ranae said...

I never seen the flatbed designs, how cute they are.
I love the wheels

Lois said...

Both very cute! I do love your Altoid tin - what a perfect gift to give.

Rachel S said...

Sooo cute! Great job on those. I hadn't seen them before.

Brigitte said...

Both finishes look gorgeous. The Altoid tin ius really specila, what a great gift. I have never tried myself on making one, it all seems so complicated to me. But I might try it one day as the result is fantastic.

Patty said...

That poor turkey is cute. I love them both and I just love how you finish things.

Mylene said...

Both finishes are so cute. Congrats!!

Elaine said...

Two cute finishes Annie!! Just love the buttons.

Joanita said...

The Turkey is so funny! =)

♥ Nia said...

"unaware of the fate that lies ahead" Lol!!! :D
Such a beautiful tin! A perfect present :)
Both your finishes are very pretty, congrats :)
Have a wonderful week :D

Siobhan said...

Super finishes, Annie! What a neat idea to make a gift for a new US citizen--that'll be a treasured memento for her.

♥ Nia said...

Happy Thanksgiving! :)

shakatak66 said...

I love both finishes (and love your comment about the oblivious turkey!), but I have to say I adore your tin topper - great job, I'm sure your friend will treasure it :)