In addition to the pillows in the last post, this month I stitched up this little tin topper design from Samplers and Such. Here is "Kokopelli Sunset," posing with the tin that it will eventually top.
Now, off to pack and plan for Celebration next week!!!
ETA: a few people have asked about 1) how to finish a tin and 2) what to do with it afterwards. :) Here is another post with one of my tin projects:
Stitching Lady Tin Topper
And one more, a Halloween exchange.
Hilda & Frankie
So it looks like I usually put small scissors in the tins. You could also use them for needles, beads, buttons...or you could refill them with mints, I suppose!
The finishing itself is simple, but a bit fiddly. I make a finishing form out of matboard, a bit smaller than the tin top. Check this several times to make sure your stitched piece fits the way you want! Then I add some batting, and lace the stitched piece to it. Glue it to the tin with some adhesive (I've used everything from Aleene's to E6000 - it all depends on how much patience you have/how much fiddling you want to do before it sets!), and add some cording or ribbon for a finished edge.
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