Friday, January 16, 2009

Need an Altoid?

Isn't this a neat little idea? This is an Altoid tin, empty, of course. I just covered an empty Altoid tin with an embroidered piece of fabric, embellished it with some fuzzy balls and costume jewelry pearls. I added a bit of fiberfill to give it a "pincushion" look and feel. The picture below shows what I've filled it with. I think it needs a little something else.. maybe a small square of chocolate? You'll notice I glued a magnet under the top lid to hold needles and pins. The magnet came from one of those little calenders some businesses give away.
As soon as I find out who it will go to, I'll send it off in the mail to complete our online Altoid sewing kit swap. Thanks Beth, from QOR for hosting the swap.

6 comments:

Barbara said...

Veronica,
Love it!!!! You did a great job, think I will have to rescue the old tins from my grandsons toy stash. He loves to play with them.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Barb

desertskyquilts said...

That is adorable! I find the altoids tins good for so many things. I turn the round fruit ones into bead tins - put a little padding in the bottom (foam) and then cover that with felt so the beads don't roll around when I'm trying to spear them with the needle. =)

Wilma NC said...

Very cool!! I have never heard of a swap with these. Yours is really cute.

SewAmy said...

this is adorable.

Tracey in CT said...

Wow, that is a great little project!

elsie123 said...

I happened across your blog, and this altoid sewing kit is so cute! Did you have a pattern, or just do it on your own?