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.


Barbara said...

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?