Sunday, October 9, 2011

Halloween Altoid Tins

I started stitching little Halloween designs without knowing what I was going to do with them. When the first one turned out to be Altoid tin size, I made sure the rest were the right size too. I felt like an assembly line in a factory doing four of these at one time, but they are all done now and ready to give as little Halloween favors to members of my team at work.

The design that started it all is Boo House by Blue Ribbon Designs. This is in the 2011 JCS Halloween Ornament issue.





Next we have "Black Crow Lane" by Oak Haven Designs. You can find the chart here. I changed the wording since this will be for a colleague who works with maps and distance calculations. "As the crow flies" is a phrase we use all the time.



I thought this little "Acorn House" piece by Jeannette Douglas from the JCS Halloween Issue was cute and would be a real quickie. Didn't notice the over-one owl, cat and fence til I was part way through. Quite a task for me on 36 ct linen, but it came out quite nice, I think.



And finally, I stitched "Boo Tyme" by Homespun Elegance. This freebie is still available here. I added a little bit of color and I like the look.





For the inside, I used scrapbook paper and little felt cutouts. I'm going to put a little Halloween candy in each one.

35 comments:

Jackie said...

Oh Annie! These are so cute! I need to find someone who eats Altoids. :) I'm getting to the point where I *think* I might be able to finish one of these.

nima said...

wow...that's alovely finish Annie...cute pattern too

Annette said...

Annie.. what a beautifull work you did!! wow how great is that 4 tin's... you have been busy... thanks for the links

Cindy Bishop said...

These are very nice boxes I like your stitching.

Theresa said...

I love these tin finishes!!!!!! They are adorable!!!!!!!!!

Anne said...

Fantastic work Annie! How lovely they are on the tins and how lucky your friends at work are to receive your beautiful stitching. I've done all my Halloween stitching for this year and two of these I also completed but only as ornies. Your creative imagination is shown in your work. :)

Vicky L said...

Wow! The tins came out fantastic! You did a great job stitching too.

Carol said...

Oh, Annie, you know how much I love your Altoid tin finishes and these are all adorable! And filled with candy they'll be even more so :) Beautiful work on all four!

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Annie - these are all just wonderful! I love the little designs you have stitched up and the tins are a perfect way to use them!

Julianne said...

Annie,

Love all of your Halloween stitching! I rally love the colors in the first design. Enjoy them all.

Vonna said...

CUTE CUTE CUTE CUTE!!! All are darling Annie :)

Margaret said...

They are all wonderful!!! you are so creative! Your co-workers are going to love them!

Jan said...

These are all so adorable! I am unashamedly stealing this idea. Your co-workers and lucky people.

Deborah said...

So very cute, each and everyone of them.

Lois said...

What great tins Annie!

CATHI said...

4 times wow! Your turned these tins in such lovely treasures! Love them all! :o)

Cathi

Vinniey said...

Each of them are so special and beautiful. Especially love the side zig zag design on the Boo Tyme Altoid tin.

Pumpkin said...

Boy, you have been busy! Love your ideas and they came out really nice. I'm sure your co-workers will love their treat boxes :o)

Hetti said...

Very,very nice and cute Annie!!
Hugs,

geeky Heather said...

Those are all adorable! I love the modification you made to the verse on the crows tin...so appropriate for your coworker!

Melanie said...

Oooooo, I love these!! They came out fab. You must have an Altoid-eating obsession by now to end up with all these tins. lol

♥ Nia said...

I love that Boo House too! Another that I would like to stitch :)
Oh! The perfect size to make tins ;) Great work!! :D
Hugs&smiles

Cindy's Stitching said...

How cute. I love all of the designs.

Ranae said...

OMGosh!! You know I totally love them. They are awesome

Daniela said...

They are all wonderful!!Cute!

zoomcity said...

These are terrific, I love them! As the Crow Flies is my favorite.

tara said...

they are so cute!!!!

Brigitte said...

Wow, how cute is this? Gorgeous motifs and gorgeous finishes.

Sandra said...

Oh Annie you're such a prolific stitcher!

Those tins turned out wonderful, have to say my favorite is the one with the crows. The inside is so neat!

Congrats :)

Siobhan said...

Annie, you are so clever!! I love what you did on each of the tins, inside and out. I always think I'm being avant garde if I manage to think of making something into a pillow/pinkeep shape rather than frame it--it'd be too much for me to think altoid tin! I love what you did on them all. Great job!

Lucy said...

I love when you do altoid tins!!!

averyclaire.org said...

What fun little gifts...and so lucky are the recipients. Very kind and generous of you. Nice idea.

Myra said...

This is a fabulous idea and your stitching and finishing looks great!

Gina E. said...

You are so busy! These are so cute. I love those 'boo' designs, one of my blogger friends does heaps of them too, and I always smile when I see them on her blog.

Jenny said...

Oh, they are all lovely! I really like the designs you have chosen - pretty, pretty!