Papertrey March Blog Hop Challenge

Happy PTI Blog Hop day,
This month PTI asked us to use embroidery floss in a fun and inventive way.  I started thinking about this about a week ago and I'll tell you that, except for the Altoid tin, what I had planned couldn't be further from what I actually came up with.   I tried my first idea about three times before I finally gave up.  I have never tied so many french knots in my life.  Anyway, I was in bed the other night and this idea came to me.  It's still not exactly what I had envisioned, but I like the way it came out.
Here is the outside of the tin.  
I wrapped the floss around a Maya Road chipboard twig.  I used a PTI coaster for the top to level it out.  I made masks with my PTI cloud dies and then sponged the sky.  The leaves are from Beautiful Blooms II and the button is PTI Ripe Avocado.  The papers used on the box are from my Counterfeit Kit.
Here is a close up so you can see the depth of the branch and the shank button I used.  I poked a hole in the top and wired and glued the button on.  That puppy isn't going anywhere.

The fun part is on the inside.  

I lined it with brown PTI felt and added the little band on the top to hold some of the goodies in.  I found this cheapo sewing kit in my stash, took it apart and it fit perfectly inside the tin.  Even including the tiny little scissors.

Thanks for visiting.
See you soon,
Ang

Comments

This is so neat! Love how you wrapped the floss around the tree branch. It turned out great!
Marge said…
I LOVE the way it came out -- very creative & useful!!!
Wendy ten Hove said…
This is gorgeous!!! Love the way you wrapped the floss, amazing!!
Monica K. said…
How cool!! Love how you made a tree branch with floss. That's so clever!
I'm Renee said…
Very creative...
and useful!:)
Like how you used the floss on the tree branch.
Mary B said…
That is lovely the depth of the branch is great fixing it to a coaster was a brilliant idea. and altogether it has turned out perfect.
Mary Duffek said…
Oh so creative! Wonderful job.
Dana said…
Incredible!
Jen Carter said…
This is so cool! Great job!
Cathy Weber said…
What a great idea you had wrapping floss around that branch. Unbelieveable how creative you were. What a cute little sewing kit you created. Loved you idea today.
Kay said…
I LOVE that floss wrapped twig, and how you turned the tin into a beautiful sewing kit!
Magirk said…
No THAT is seriously inventive - I love it! ;-D So creative and fun. What a great project!
Karen said…
What a great project! I'd love to have this on my desk!
beckynoelle said…
so cute! i love how the wrapped twig looks!
Linda said…
Really super creative. Very different way to use floss & it looks great!
Peggysuez said…
Pretty box!
Geri said…
Oh wow.... I never thought of that. What a great way to give some added texture and add more visual interest to woodwork. It gives it a realistic look!
Rhonda said…
What a wonderful project Ang!
Margie said…
So cute! I love the tiny sewong supplies and adorable tin!
Rebecca said…
I love how you added the floss to the twig. It looks great!
Jen said…
Woweeey! Ang, this is super! I am bowled over by your continued cleverness. That has got to be the coolest sewing box I've ever seen. Stellar job!
Babies- Beth said…
Wow, you rock! Such a great idea, and perfect execution! Just perfect!!!
What an amazing idea Ang! The twig looks so lifelike with the floss wrapped around. Fantastic job!
Super job! Like how you have decorated this traveling sewing kit.
nancy jane said…
Fun and practical. What more can you ask for?