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Friday, April 9, 2010

Bloggers Challenge-Alter It

The Bloggers Challenge this week is to ‘Alter It’. I decided to make a sewing kit for my daughter. 
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  Have you ever been somewhere and had a button pop off or a strap of a dress ‘pop’…..yikes…  I have- so I always carry a needle and thread of some type… ( My children are all required to know how to sew on a button prior to leaving for college). 
   I traced around the lid of the tin and made a template for the Basic Grey DSP. Then I stamped and colored in the House Mouse image and colored it with Copic Markers and Creative Inspirations (CI) Paint on the spool of thread.  I painted a Prima flower with CI paint, and then decided to add a little ric rac painted with CI paint as well.  The purple strip in the background is called faux velvet, and it is done with CI paint and is a Technique Junkies technique. I added purple ribbon around the ‘rim’ of the tin to finish it off.  Add a piece of adhesive backed magnetic strip, and needles and pins will stay in place in your sewing kit-on the lid- you can make it as short or long as you please.  If you are traveling, put a fingernail clipper in the kit to cut your thread if needed, and airport security will not take your scissors away……….
To view other projects click here-  Bloggers Challenge –to see more ‘Altered Items’.
A few other Challenges for this project:
Our Creative Corner-Buttons
Flourishes-Bought it-use it!  (Stamp and ric rac!)
Cute Card Thursday-Mono Mania
Craft Challenge-Buttons
Practical Scrappers-Markers
One Stitch at a Time-anything goes
Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!
Shelly

51 comments:

Heidi said...

this is adorable. I just love to alter things! As for the roses, I also saw some beautiful ones at Mike's and they had summer and fall sets. I might just have to splurge.

Lisa Somerville said...

Cute sewing kit! Love the shimmer on the flowers and the cute images.

Robin Merriman said...

So cute and a great idea! Love the little mouse image!

scrappin_mom3 said...

Very cute card-- love that little mouse! Thanks for joining us at Practical Scrappers!

hugs,
Kerri

Mary G. said...

What a great idea!!! A little sewing kit is always much needed!!!

jimlynn said...

Very cute - and a wonderful idea.
BTW-pop over to my blog and pick up the "blog award" I left for you.

magicwanda said...

What a great idea ...thanks for the inspiration and for joining us at Practical Scrappers
Wanda:-D

BarbaraW said...

Cute and practical too.

Tami Black said...

This is the cutest thing going and so practical -- I love that you came up with this idea. This I could replicate and actually use! Thanks for sharing!

Ida P. Krause said...

Very cute and clever. Those little sewing kits come in handy.

Amanda said...

Adorable!

andrea said...

fantastic project thankyou for joining us at c.r.a.f.t. this week
andrea

Sarah said...

This is lovely and also handy for your handbag, great image on lid, Thanks for joining us at OSAAT hope to see you again soon Good luck
Sarah xx

Eiglas said...

This is so cute - and also practical - my favourite combination!
Thank you for coming over to play at C.R.A.F.T this week!
Hugs,
Eiglas
x

Nikki Bond said...

Very cute! {SMILES}

sam said...

this is wonderful - totally love it!
Thanks for joining us here at OSAAT and i hope you'll pop back on Sunday to check out the winners and our next challenge.
Sam x

Juliet A said...

This is very cute, but your daughters must have modest desires. Mine has already told me she wants a sewing machine once she moves out of the dorm!

Dana Grothaus said...

What an adorable sewing kit! Thanks for "breaking out the buttons" for this week's OCC challenge!!!

tonistamps said...

Great project, and the perfect image for the lid! Love the colors too.

Cheryl said...

Great idea! It turned out so cute.

Diane Gilbert said...

How Cute is that! Thanks for playing along with Our Creative Corner this week!

Suzi said...

What an adorable project, love the design and the button detail is fab. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week. Hugs Suzi x

Karen Howard said...

What an awesome idea! Love the purples and the cute critter walking on the spool of thread!

Joanne Gilch said...

Hey, are those little surgical scissors that can be tossed once used or autoclaved and kept by the staff? cute box. may I have one when I go off to college?....LOL

Connie Paxman said...

This is what I love about Blogger's challenge...all the creative ideas....this one is special as I have an old kit my grandma altered 70 years ago..
So here's hoping yours in around that long..
love what you did with the flowers and shimmer..
connie paxman

Tiffany Bauer said...

What a great idea and yours turned out too cute!!

Selene Kempton said...

What a fantastic idea! The only way I can sew a button on is with my machine.. :) really adorable!

Patty (LaLatty) said...

What an adorable project you've made and this image is just perfect for this too. Your sewing kit is such a great idea. Now I think my daughter needs one too!

Trimgym said...

Great project Shelly, thank you for joining us in our button challenge at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck!

Jo and Tigerlover.

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Fab creation, and thanks for joining in the Anything Goes challenge at OSAAT. Don't forget to check back tomorrow to see who won and find out all about our next challenge :)
Good luck!

JazzyH said...

That is great!

stitchy said...

Shelly, this is to darn cute, what a great idea I love it..thank you so much for sharing your awesome talent with us at OSAAT...hope to see you again next week..good luck

stitchy xx

Lisa Bohler said...

What a fantastic and adorable way to be ready for all situations! Great kit idea!

Lori said...

What a great--and useful--idea!

Jane Bosi said...

Very clever! Good work!

Annie said...

absolutely and totally awesome!!! Love you added magnet for the needles - everything is just perfect!

njburk said...

I LOVE these! Useful and cute at the same time--bet you could even sell them if you wanted to!
Great job--TFplaying this week, Nola

Rose said...

This is gorgeous, I love that mouse image!

Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T and good luck.

Rose xx

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What a darling sewing kit Shelly! I love that PB image! It is perfect for your project! Well done! :D

Donna Moore said...

Not only is this gorgeous it is useful as well! Bet your daughter loves it!!

MJ said...

So cute, great idea. Adorable images too.

Chrissy D said...

Oh is this adorable! I love this sewing kit! Great idea!!!

mustangkayla said...

What a cute idea!

Summer Rose Scrapbooks said...

This is adorable! Love it.

Corinna
Practical Scrappers DT

Carla aka scrappypug said...

this is just adorable! I love that image and have never seen it! Love it!

Barbara said...

How cute...and useful, too! GREAT idea teaching your kids to sew on buttons....still trying to get mine to learn! Love the idea of a sewing kit.

GCgirl said...

What a sweet little tin! I love the magnet strip for the needles--clever!

Rhonda said...

How cute!!! I love this image and as always you do an awesome job!

Sheryl Dickinson said...

So cute AND a great idea!

Rachel Hope said...

Awww, cute cute cute!!!

Kathy said...

Such a great project. A kit like this is always needed, especially for travel. The image is just perfect, too.