Monday, July 21, 2014

Altoid Tin...

~ Good Day Friends ~
I know, I know three posts in such a short amount of time?! What is wrong with her??

:)

I've been having a spate of creativity of late and when I get into experimentation mode like this...I just go with it!

When I stitch...
I have a little Altoid Tin that a very sweet lady stitched for me, a loooong time ago when I was strongly involved in exchange groups. I loved it! I kept my needles and scissors in there (and other bits and bobs). The top was very puffy and I used it as a pin cushion to place my needle as I ended off, prior to re-threading it.

Well...
that sweet little tin (after years of hard use) got pretty nasty from being thrown in and out of bags and then horror of horrors, I sat on it. That pretty much did her in.

:'(

I missed that tin. I longed for it. Would reach for it and it wouldn't be there....

What to do?? Make me another!

~ So I did ~
LHN_Two Red Houses_Altoid Tin LHN_Altoid Tin_sides
"Two Red Houses"
(although this is only the "One Red House ~ Vonna Version")

Designed by: Little House Needleworks ~ Diane Williams
Copyright: a very long time ago and I don't have the pattern right next to me
Stitched: 1 over 1 on 28 count tea/coffee dyed lugana
using DMC


When you open the tin up....
I stayed into the "home" mode. I'll let you see for yourself: 

LHN_Altoid Tin_ Inside

~ A sweet little pillow and coverlet ~ 
 for my scissors to be warm and comfy...
with the pillow doubling as a pin cushion! 

LHN_Altoid Tin_coverlet and pillow

~ The starry sky is framed with the sweetest set of curtains ~
 that of course doubles as a needle nest!
size 24 on the valance
size 26 on the left curtain
and
size 28 on the right curtain

LHN_Altoid Tin_Curtains and Stars

~ I pretty much am in love ~
LHN_Altoid Tin

~ What about you? ~

Until next time...
I'm about bone dry on my creativity now! Plus, I have a lot of models to stitch and finish for a couple of sweet designers. You all will be anxious to see, someday.

I'll be back with my fair results...
in a couple of weeks. Wish me luck ~ open class turn in day is this Wednesday (July 23, 2014), I'm a whole lot nervous, but anxious at the same time!

Hugs in stitches,
Vonna xxxx

65 comments:

  1. Love it Vonna! Your creativity is such an inspiration! You'll do great at the fair!

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  2. Another beauty, love it !! You are an amazing stitcher and finisher.
    Good luck at the fair. I hope you get lots of ribbons and a better judge this year.

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  3. Way too cute! WAY TOO CUTE!!!

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  4. A sweet little home for all your stitching necessities!

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  5. Fabulous....you amaze me!

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  6. You sure weren't kidding about feeling creative!

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  7. What a darling idea! You've done it again. :)

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  8. So cute, I love it

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  9. Is that a cute little stitching house or what! If I steal your idea (and you just know that I will), I'll be sure to give you credit!

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  10. so adorable and sew functional! I know you are tickled pink with your replacement red house tin. the inside is just as cute as the outside. YGG - good luck at the fair. Mel

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  11. Such a sweet project! It's funny, but just this week I finished a tin of Altoids and couldn't bring myself to throw the tin away! The thought that kept going through my head was the standard crafter's: "I can do something with this!". Maybe I'll have to give it a try!
    Cathy
    CraftyCat

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  12. Ok, I MUST do this too! Love it!

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  13. So adorable..love the descriptions...

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  14. Super sweet tin finish, Vonna! I know you're going to do well at the fair - can't wait to see all your ribbons!

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  15. Oh Vonna that is adorable! I love it! You are so creative.

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  16. hahaha! Clever and sweet!

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  17. You're so clever and talented. I may have to copy your idea one day :)

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  18. Could that tin be any cuter? I don't think so. I want my brain to work the way that yours does...truly creative.

    Good Luck! I am anxious to read about your Fair results.

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  19. Very sweet Vonna! I'm sure you are going to enjoy it so much~

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  20. This is just too cute for words, my friend! I just absolutely love it! I've got my fingers & toes crossed that this will be your year at the Fair! Hugs!

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  21. Vonna that is really cute. you did a great job.

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  22. I love how you finished this so much! what a clever way to furnish the interior! A perfect little stitching companion on the go!

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  23. Wonderful finish, Vonna! The little bed, pillow and curtains inside are so creative! Love all those little details!

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  24. I love this. You are pure genius ! Look forward to your fair results every year.
    Kathy

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  25. Love it !!! Good luck at the Fair!!!

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  26. Cute little box! Good luck at the fair

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  27. Wow...and double WOW!!!!

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  28. What a clever little finish. Very creative! Best of luck at the fair!

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  29. Your scissors are SPOILED!!! LOL

    Love the needle curtains ......oh heck ....I love the whole thing.

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  30. What a creative finish!

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  31. So sweet Vonna - I love it! :)

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  32. SUPER Sweet!!! I love your house tin and especially the darling inside. Now I need to make one for me:)
    I love your creativity Vonna! Good luck with your entries at the fair!
    love Annette

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  33. See Vonna? You never cease to amaze us and impress us with your clever creativity and talent!!! This Altoid tin is so cute,

    Best wishes with your Fair submissions - can't wait to see what you submit and all the ribbons that I know you are going to win :-) !!!

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  34. Fantastic! Best wishes for your entries at the fair, but regardless you. Are always a blue ribbon winner!!

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  35. OMGosh...I love how cute this is when you open it! This is such a great gift idea for stitching friends. Thanks for sharing :)
    Smiles, DianeM

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  36. I too and in love with your little house tin. The curtains and bed...to die for! Your creativity is inspiriting :)

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  37. Oh, such an adorable way to finish a plain, old Altoid tin, Vonna! I think a lot of us will be stealing your idea--thanks for such inspiring finishes!!

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  38. Totally adorable! Good luck at the Fair, although you won't need luck--you have all the skill!

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  39. I have a couple of tins languishing in my closet. I really must ponder them now! Best wishes for the fair entries. And I look forward to seeing the new designer pieces...eventually! Hugs!

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  40. A lovely finish for your altoid tin.

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  41. You are amazing. I wish I had 1/4 of your creativity. It is beautiful.

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  42. Amazing finish! I've always loved these little tins. Good luck with the fair! :D

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  43. That is just too cute! How do you think up the things like the window and curtains?????

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  44. Once again you have knocked it out of the park!!! Darling tin.....just adorable!!!

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  45. Awesome is all I can say...what a wonderful little tin! Good luck at the fair! Have a wonderful evening!!

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  46. Yep, I'm in love with that little tin as well. Such a cute place for your scissors and needles to rest!

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  47. Brilliant finish, love it!!!!
    Good luck at the fair, I just know you are going to do well!!
    Love to all
    Linda O xxx

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  48. What a great finish Vonna! Well....all your finishes are :) I love this idea!

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  49. Good luck at the Fair! Love your new tin - I may have to try one. I always enjoy your posts. Happy stitching and finishing!

    Pam in KS

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  50. Very cute! Love that you made the inside the inside of a house. So clever!

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  51. Vonna, what a fabulous finish! You always do such great work. Good luck with your pieces at the fair and can't wait to see the models you are stitching!

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  52. I love your little tin! Plus the curtain idea to organize your different sizes of needles. Love it! I think many of us while be copy-cats. 😽. Good luck at the fair! 🐝 Debby 🐝

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  53. So very cute Vonna - all the little finishing details make it something extra-special - perfect for an extra-special person like you!

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  54. Very cute! Your creativity amazes me. I do love your posts, they boost my spirits. Can't wait to see the fair results.

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  55. I love that tin. What a great idea.

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  56. Wow, wow and wow! I love your sweet little tin! So beautifully finished :)

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  57. Love this Vonna! Scissor bed is so cute. X

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  58. You were outdoing yourself with this little tin finish. Such a creative idea.

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  59. Very cute, congratulations

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  60. It is simply fantastic Vonna! You made me one once for an autumn exchange, I still treasure it and think of you when I see it.

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  61. I just love the way you have finished the inside of the tin - pretty AND useful

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