Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Marie (Smalls SAL), a Silly Story and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

I don't know if you noticed, but in my last post, I mentioned I'd been experimenting.  Well, I've finished the prototype - and - BOY, OH BOY - was it fun!  I pulled ideas from several different blogs and tutorials and came up with this - a traveling sewing case (made from an Altoids tin) - with a magnetized pin cushion. The size of the tin is PERFECT for my needlework scissors.

Meet Marie (Antoinette):
Marie A. came from a website for Tin-Sized Sheets  (Ten Two Studios).

Here's the outside:
Here's the inside (pin cushion measures approximately 1.5 inches square):

Another peek at the inside:
I am so very excited about this idea and have plans for another nine different themes or so. Maybe this bodes of some giveaways in the future??

I'd be happy to put together a tutorial, if there is any interest.   Comment on this post and if there is an interest by some, I'll post the 'how to'.

OK - now a funny story.  When I was about five years old I remember watching Captain Kangaroo one morning as my mother was fixing breakfast.  The end of the show came and Captain Kangaroo, Mr. Green Jeans, Bunny Rabbit and Mr. Moose were all crying because they wouldn't "be able to come back until next year."  I was devastated….until they all started laughing and said, "That's tomorrow!".  Confetti came down on them, they tooted horns - and my anguish was remedied.   
THE END

I want to thank everyone who visits my blog. I thoroughly have enjoyed this past year. I've made many friends - and - with any luck - I've been able to bring people together as friends.  Wishing you all the very best for 2015, filled with lots of love and hours of stitching.


Keep yourself surrounded by stitches ~ Cheers ~

19 comments:

  1. Your Marie A tin is fabulous! Oh I love it. Also ingenious that you added a magnet inside your pincushion. I can see many themes like you said to make some of these up. You added beautiful trims that make it look RICH! Just lovely. Happy New Year. love Annette

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  2. Hi Kim, I love the Marie tin. Just beautiful ! I think I need to get a couple of time to do one.
    Happy New Year!

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  3. Great job on the tin. I like doing the Altoid tins. Fun!
    That is a funny story. I too watched Captain Kangaroo. ;)
    A Blessed, Happy New Year Kim!

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  4. love the wee altoid tin and yes a tutorial please :) I just love saying see you next year ... when its the next day ... wishing you a wonderful stitchy new year :) love mouse xxxxx

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  5. Your sewing tin looks wonderful. Happy New Year, Kim. Hugs, Christine xx

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  6. Oh clever with the tin, I'll add in a vote for a tutorial please! And maybe a bit of time to make it haha. Happy New Year to you and yours!

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  7. Hello Kim,

    Happy New Year.
    Your tin looks so useful, Marie graces the front so gracefully. Thanks for the tin link.

    Happy days.
    Bev.

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  8. Love your tin well done .
    Happy New Year.

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  9. Great job on the tin. I adore embellishing Altoid tins. Love those cute little hinged boxes.

    Have a wonderful 2015!

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  10. Wow! What a wonderful job you have done on your altoid tin. I am seriously impressed with it. x

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  11. Very pretty, Kim! And tutorials are always helpful--would love to see one :)

    Hope your new year is off to a great start!

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  12. Great job on the tin. Love the story.

    Linda

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  13. That's such a cute story! I love your tin, Kim. It's so pretty! :D

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  14. Lovely tin!!
    I wish you a Happy New Year!!
    Hugs

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  15. A lovely tin, and the stitched design is so appropriate.
    Have a happy, healthy and stitchy New Year!

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  16. ooooo WOW!! Fantastic tin! Have a wonderful 2015 xxxx

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  17. lovely stitching tin kim.. Wishing you a happy new year ahead.. Be healthy and happy..

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