Jan 25, 2009

Fiber Art Explorations 2009 Part 2

finished cupid tin lid off
Originally uploaded by magscrafts
For my second trade of the year in Fiber Art Traders, I made this altered tin. The theme was Cupid's delight, and it had to be based on a mint tin and include one heart. I appliqued a batik heart onto a piece of denim (the leg of a pair of jeans- the body is already a purse!) I embroidered in feather stitch along the rim of the top, and then made stem stitch vines and satin stitch leaves. I sewed on some flower shaped buttons. I then glued the denim to the lid, and also covered the bottom of the tin with some red velour I had leftover from a robe I made my mom. I made a little scalloped edge with seed beads on the lid. Inside I placed some handmade paper I bought.

This was a really fun trade, and I can't wait to see what my partner has done!


Debra said...

That's so cute!! Very nice.

Anonymous said...

Oh, that altered tin is so adorable :]