Saturday, September 10, 2011

Pumpkin Heads Altoid Tin

Donna from By the Bay Needleart offered the zaniest Halloween freebie ever in her latest newsletter. Who would expect this from a woman who usually designs such elegant waterfront landscapes? I was so taken with it that I had to stitch it right away. I had a perfect piece of hand-dyed aida from the good ole' days of Enchanted Fabric. Much more purple than the photos show. And as I was stitching it, I realized it would exactly fit on an Altoid tin top.

This Pumpkin Head Family is just so funny. Can't you just see the Mom thinking "Do these horizontal stripes make me look fat?". And the Dad is wondering how long they have to stay dressed up like this. The kid is saying, "Oh Dad, get with the program!".



The tin makes a perfect gift box to hold the Harry Potter beaded fob I won from Melanie. Melanie makes the cutest glass beads ever and I was so lucky to win this.




And the winner of the Blackbird Designs "Something Sweet" chart is Ms. Trillium! As soon as I get a snail mail address, I'll send it right out!

34 comments:

Carol said...

Oh, I love it, Annie!! You know how much I admire your Altoid tin finishes and I think you've outdone yourself with this one... I really need to try making one myself soon :)

Congratulations on those cute beads from Melanie and also to Trillium for the chart win!

Margaret said...

OMG, sooooo cute!!!! I love it!! And Melanie's beads are perfect for it too! Wow! LLLLooooove it!

Jackie said...

Love, love, love this! You've stitched and finished it beautifully.

Lynn D said...

The Pumpkin Head Family tin is the cutest thing I've ever seen. I hate I missed out on that freebie.

Love your blog!

Lynn in Alabama

Jan said...

That is just so adorable. I found Melanie's from your site. I love her beads.

Miss 376 said...

What a perfect size, and such a fun stitch too

Theresa said...

I love this tin!!!!!! This is toooooo cute!!!!!!

butterfly said...

Love your little tin its so cute.

nima said...

lovely tin finish...i love it

Nancy said...

This is wonderful Annie! It looks fantastic on your choice of fabric, and your finish is just perfect! I just finished stitching this too. I love Donna's annual Pumpkinheads!

Kirsten said...

Cute family. I can imagine how much fun it was to stitch them up and finish!

Siobhan said...

Annie, that is the funkiest freebie! I love it. You did a great job with the tin--and the Harry Potter beads are just too cute in it, too.

mainely stitching said...

Oh my gosh, that's great! And what a departure from her usual style. Great finish on it!!

staci said...

CUTE, cute, cute. That is just too cute and that beaded fob is perfect. Did I mention how cute I think that is???

Annette said...

That looks great!! ;)

You did a great job..A very cute desig, and love the color of you fabric It perfect with it!!

Mylene said...

So cute and so neatly finished. Love it!!

Pumpkin said...

I can see why you had so much fun stitching this piece :o) Great job Annie!

Karen said...

How adorable, and a spectacular finish! And your comments about the little pumpkin heads are so funny!

Ranae said...

That is one fabulous tin, I love it!

Farm Girl said...

Love it! Perfect for your fob. Is it wool felt you've lined the tin with??

TammyK said...

Very cute Annie :-) Nice finish!

Melanie said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh! I love this finish!! What a totally odd and totally awesome family. lol

Gina E. said...

That is really cute! Your Altoid tins are always so neat!
Thank you for your comment on my Rainbow kittens. If you want the pattern, I'll scan it and email it to you. Just let me know! It really is very easy.

Hetti said...

Here in the Netherlands Halloween is not common, but it is beginning to grow in the city's.
This freebie is so cute Annie and you have made such a nice box of it!
So I like Halloween ;-)))
Hugs,

zoomcity said...

Fantastic finish, Annie, I love it!

Lucy said...

Love love love this!!! I signed up for the newsletter and I hope I can still get this issue! Your finish is fabulous!!!

♥ Nia said...

Such a cute and funny family!! =)
It looks adorable!! Great finish :D
Hugs&smiles to you sweetie!!

Daniela said...

beautiful little thing

umintsuru said...

Hi Annie,

I used your altoid tin you made me for my vacation trip recently. I put all my shuttles in them together with the little scissors you tucked in there.

This pumpkin one is adorable. Love your little quotes which came with it.

CATHI said...

Wonderful finish! Love it! I love it so much that I am stitching it right now, too! ;o)

Best wishes

Cathi

Myra said...

That is a fabulous finish - love it! Congratulations on your wins, that fob is adorable.

Kajsa said...

I love it! How cute and perfect for Harry too.

KarenV said...

Another wonderful tin finish Annie! You have a knack for finding just the right design and finishing them so well. The Pumpkinhead family are very cute and I love the beads you got from Melanie - fabulous!

Cindy's Stitching said...

that is so cute. I love the colors.