Saturday, December 26, 2009

Keeping it Green

I got the coolest sewing calendar for Christmas:

and I couldn't wait to get making something from it. At lunch we made a big industrial sized can of tomato soup ( with lots of sickies in the house we'll go through it) and there was a project for covered cans (see it on the cover?). I bopped over to the Elsie Marley blog and got to work.

So imagine a tomato soup can and snip, sew, glue... I made this:

Here's the backside - my "obvious stitching" was a little rough:

I did make a few adjustments to the pattern, I'm one of those weirdos who paint the back of things so I covered the inside of the can with fabric as well as the outside. To do that, I used a longer piece for the top edge cover and glued it inside the can all the way to the bottom. I can see making a lot of these. Fun, not too tricky, great use of scraps.

The challenge over at Get Sketchy this week is to take something bound for the trash can and make it magnificent. I think this fits :-)


~amy~ said...

Excellent project!! I think I need that calendar:)

thanks for playing with us @ get sketchy!!

Jenna Bayley-Burke said...

We got that same calendar for my m-i-l! A girlfriend got last years version and LOVED it...her only caveat is some of the projects can be done in a day, and some look like they can! I thought that was a great endorsement, since it meant she'd thought a bunch of the ideas were worth trying!

SarahLP said...

This looks like a great book! And I love your tomato soup can paintbrush holder, rough stitching and all. Adorable!

ps Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, Nicole, it's made my day!

CathyR said...

I love your paintbrush can. The stitching is great, very homespun. The book looks like it will be lots of fun.

Carmen said...

What an amazing calendar - the gift that keeps on giving. Looking forward to seeing what else you create from it. Loving your can :D

Dora said...

Such a great take on the challenge, how fun to make this!
thanks for playing!