Thursday, July 09, 2015

Teeny Tiny Tea Time Bunny

I was gifted with the cutest little kit a couple of weeks ago. It was so adorable that I started stitching it immediately.  It stitched up so quickly that I decided to go ahead and do the final finishing as well. 

Tea Time Bunny Tiny Tin Cover
Lorri Birmingham Designs

 Tea Time Bunny is stitched over one on 28ct Monaco Fabric and it certainly tested my eyesight!  It's not the first time that I've stitched over one, but I definitely haven't done it very many times.  

It's mounted on a teeny tiny Altoid tin.  I have never actually seen these tiny tins before.  To give perspective as to how tiny this is, I set my embroidery scissors beside it in the photo.  

The design itself is utterly adorable.  Who doesn't like bunnies?  And a bunny in a teacup is just too cute.

I haven't done very much finishing over the past couple of years, but I have been feeling the urge to finish everything lately.  This tiny little tin was the first tin cover that I've ever done.  It's also the first time I've ever made my own cord.

I've had "The Spinster: Cord, Trim, Rope" tool in my stash for years, but this was the first time I have ever dug it out to try it.   I can't believe I let it sit in a drawer unused for probably 7 years!  Crazyness!!  It was so simple to use.  It even comes with instructions to make beaded rope and bullion trim.  I'm really quite curious how the beaded rope would turn out....

 The above picture doesn't show the sides of the tin, but I glued some white rick rack around it to make it look pretty.  Overall, I'm very happy with how it turned out.

Something else that I finished awhile ago was "Butterfly Lace."  I'm not sure if it will stay as it is or not, but I thought I'd share what it looks like for now.

I mounted it in a shadow box that I bought at Michael's some time ago.  It was the only one they had at that time that had a padded backing that you could stick pins into.  Also, it's a rectangle (like most store bought frames), which isn't the most flattering for this very square design  I think it would look better in a white square frame.

In order to mount this in the shadow box I needed the piece to be finished around the edges so, I hemstitched it and I placed a piece of pink fabric on the back to show off the drawn and pulled thread stitches.  To balance it in the rectangle frame I added the piece of lace to the side and attached a small butterfly charm that I had in my stash.  I still felt like it needed something and scrounged around in my stash for a piece of pink ribbon to make into a little bow.

I'm not overly thrilled with how it turned out which is probably why I never bothered sharing the final finish with you all until now.

Over the weekend, I was in Homesense and they had a nice assortment of shadow boxes with padded backings.  They even had a square one (albeit a bit large for this).  But I bought it anyways because I love how simple it is to pin something into them and how easy it is to change them around for different seasons. 

One thought that I had was using the Butterfly Lace design in this along with some other pieces.  Kind of making a collage of stitched pieces.  Do any of you use shadow boxes to frame your pieces?

Thanks for stopping by! I always appreciate your comments.



Dani - tkdchick said...

Great stitching and finishing! I`m glad I`m not the only crazy stitcher out there with the urge to finish everything lately!

Aurelia Eglantine said...

Your little bunny is absolutely ADORABLE :) And itsy bitsy! The Spinster tool sounds interesting, and the idea of beaded rope is very intriguing. As you know, I *love* your Butterfly Lace, and the hemstitching and pink ribbon are such beautiful touches. But I agree with you about the black shadowbox, though the lace strip looks very pretty.

The new one you bought is lovely, and the idea of being about to make up little stitchy collages and change them out is brilliant!!! I bet you could add other things too, like pretty scrapbook embellishments, beads, charms, ribbons. And the best part is that it's all removable so you never have to get bored with it! Very creative idea, can't wait to see what you do with it :)

Justine said...

I love that little bunny tin - so cute!