Thursday, July 31, 2008

Good Things

Are you ready to see my first tin ever!!!! I'm pretty proud of it :)
A couple of months ago, Taija from Finland asked me if I was willing to do a swap with her, we set up a mailing date and agreed that we surprise each other on what we were going to send. I decided to make a tin topper using a L*K chart that CarolS sent me earlier this year in an exchange; I wasn't brave enough to do a small size tin so I used a large one :P . I'm not that good at gluing things so the top (stitched pieced) is laced to a cardboard and then sewn to the fabric I used to cover the sides of the tin. All the tutorials I found online used glue for this step, I tried it but didn't come out nice...it actually looked ugly so instead I sewed it, using the same technique that I use in my pinkeeps, I think it turned out pretty good :) Even Carol (my worst critic ;) ) called me to work one day and said that she had seen the tin while she was home visiting mom and that she really liked it, she even brought me another large tin so I can do another tin topper in the future :)
Taija let know today that she had received my package and that she loves the tin...I'm glad she liked it!

Estan listas para ver mi primer "tin topper"!!! Estoy muy orgullosa de ella :)
Hace un par de meses, Taija de Finlandia me
preguntó si queria hacer un intercambio con ella, acordamos la fecha de envio y mantendriamos la sorpresa de lo que hariamos cada una. Yo decidí hacerle un "tin topper" usando un diseño de L*K cuyo gráfico me había enviado CarolS en un intercambio a principios de año; use una lata de tamaño mediano ya que no fui lo suficientemente valiente hacerlo en una pequeña que es lo que más se usa. No soy muy buena usando pegamento en las cosas por lo que la parte bordada esta cosida a la tela que use para cubrir los lados de la lata. Todos los tutoriales que encontré en internet indicaba que se usara pegamento en este paso, lo intente y me quedó horrible asi que decidí mejor coserlo usando la misma técnica que empleo para mis pinkeeps, y realmente me gusto en resultado me parace que se ve más prolijo :) Incluso Carol (mayor crítico) me llamó un día al trabajo para decirme que había visto la lata cuando había ido a casa a visitar a mamá y que me había quedado muy bonita, es más a los pocos día me trajo otra lata para poder hacer otro "tin topper" en el futuro :)
Hoy me escribio Taija diciendome que ya habia recibido mi paquete y que le había gustado, lo cual me alegra mucho!

Design: Good Things by Lizzie*Kate
Stitched on 36ct Antique White Edinburgh Linen with DMC & Anchor threads
Stitch count: 84w x 60h
Started: 02. June. 2008
Finished: 11. June. 2008

21 comentarios:

Ranae said...

Absolutely Fabulous!!!!

karenv said...

It's beautiful, you did a great job!

Itching To Stitch said...

Oh, what a beautiful job you did ;)

icelandmom said...

Looking great. A beautiful tin finishing.

MARITA said...

Esta hermosa la latita ... me encanto.. te felicito Carlita... preciosa !!!
BESITOS

xstitch.nl said...

Congratulations, Carla, that looks like a perfect first try!! It's beautiful!!

petitescroixetbidouilles said...

you must be proud of it ! congrats it's really beautiful !

XXXDomy

lena-lou said...

Your tin is gorgeous :-)) I stitched on my tin too !!

Chiloe said...

Que decirte? que estoy celosa de tu talento? Yo ne se hacer estas cositas tan bonitas y siempre es un placer para los ojos de mirarlas.

Irishenchantment said...

good job well done

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

Fabulous tin top. It looks great.

mercy said...

Carla it looks great! I love the trimming :-)

litlaskvis said...

Oh you did a great job! I love it!

Dawn said...

Wow....it's beautiful!! Great job:)

Aussie Stitcher said...

Gorgeous, well done.

Marika said...

It´s absolutely gorgeous !!! You are very talented !! I´ve never done tin either but I have few in my stash.

Nelapx said...

Muy hermosa felicidades

staci said...

Oh my, it's wonderful! You've done a beautiful job and I love the edge of it!!!

Sharon said...

Very pretty tin!

Meari said...

Gorgeous!

Karyne said...

Precioso!!!!!!

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