Tuesday, April 1, 2008

First Tin Finish

I finally did my first tin finish. This didn't turn out exactly how I'd planned, there was a lot of trial and error! Glue and I have our issues too, and it all boils down to the little facts that glue is messy and I'm clumsy! But it's bright and cheery and that was the overall effect I was going for. My sister got it today and yay! she likes it :) And pssst, she found a pattern that she likes......and she wants to stitch it! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that maybe she'll get bitten by the stitching bug!!!


'Bloom' freebie by LizzieKate
fabric: 28ct evenweave remnant
fibers: recommended GAST,
except daffodil used in place of butternut squash
And yesterday on our way home from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, we stopped in at a Joann's. I was armed with a 40% off coupon, but sadly no Emma's in sight! Then we ran into office depot, and check out these fun colored rings I found and the teensy weensy ones! In addition to the ones that I already have, I think I may be set for life in the ring department! LOL!!!


Thanks for visiting me and my lil' ol blog :) Have a great evening!

31 comments:

Tanya said...

Staci,
That is the cutest thing ever!!! So sweet ~ love it. Great job.

Tanya

BeckySC said...

I think it looks amazing :) Great work, Staci :)

Novice Stitcher said...

It sure doesn't look like your first tin ever - it looks wonderful! Now you will have to teach me how to do this - I have no clue. Hope your sister really does catch the stitching flu.

Melissa said...

Your tin is just adorable! I love how you split the pattern and put the bloom part on the inside. God luck on getting your sister stitching.

Melissa

Twana said...

That's very pretty.

Kim B said...

Wow your tin looks incredible! Nice job!

And those rings are so pretty!

Sharon said...

Staci, I think it looks wonderful! Congrats.

Yvette said...

Hey little Sis...
I do LOVE...LOVE...Love it! What a sweet & wonderful surprise! It's so springy, love all the colors! Couldn't of picked better myself! You did a wonderful job! But you always do!!!

And we'll have to see how the stitching thing goes...I may try it, but you may not see it unless it comes out! Ha :) But at least now I'm have my little tool kit to get a go at it!

Thanks again
Love ya :)

BigSis said...

Pssst....Pictures came out wonderful too :)

lena-lou said...

What a fantastic job on your tin finish, it is wonderful and I love your silver Thread Winder, did your sister get that too !! ??

Have a nice day :-))

sari.i. said...

I love your tin! And I especially love the way you also lined inside with a stitched piece.

cathymk said...

Beautiful finish Staci! Love it!

Vonna said...

I love your tin finish and I like the lining on the top too! Great idea :)

You are set with rings :)

P.S. Check your Joann's flyer...gingher's are on 40% off sale starting Friday...I'm going...

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Beautiful job, Staci! Your attention to detail is wonderful and I love how you've photographed everything. Congrats!

Wendy said...

Wonderful tin finish! The inside looks just as good too. I love that you used such delicate girly colours!

Carol R said...

A great job. Love the stitching and the finishing too.

Love those coloured rings - no Office Depot in the UK though :-(

And Vonna says that Joann's have a 50% off Ginghers sale from Friday - better check out those flights.

Stephanie said...

Staci your tin turned out beautifully - great encouragement for your sister to try out stitching :) Love those rings - they'll be perfect for your trademark floss tags :)

Wanda said...

Your first tin turned out lovely you finish like a pro! Super find on the rings they are a better deal through office supply stores than stitch shops thanks!

Michele said...

I love your tin! I have that freebie .. what a great way to adapt it :) I'm clumsy too! lol

love those rings .. gotta find some too :)

Itching To Stitch said...

I love this tin. You did a beautiful job ;)

Kathy said...

Your tin is so cute. Why would your sister not like it. It will be fun for you if your sister takes up stitching too.

I am going to have to go find some of those colored rings. I love them.

Sally said...

What a wonderful first tin finish! I wish mine had looked this good.

Julianne said...

Staci,

I'd say it looks like a pro did it! I can't believe it's your very first one.

Susimac said...

Wll done on your first tin finish it looks amazing I would never have thought it would be your first one.

Paisley said...

Very nice finishing! And definitely bright and cheery! You're a pro!

tkdchick said...

Your tin turned out great!!!

Hazel said...

Love your tin and I like what you did on the inside. xx

Angela said...

Stunning! Great first tin and I just love what you did with the inside! AWESOME.

June said...

The tin is very pretty - can't believe it's your first try! Well done.

I've been meaning to do a tin for ages, but I'm too much of a coward when it comes to finishing. :(

Heather said...

so sweet, well done for your first time

Michelle said...

Beautiful tin finish! I haven't tried my hand at one yet. I love those colored rings - they're great!