It was a weekend filled with so much other than crafting( instlaling new pool pump, laundry..whohoo!) but I did fit in a little bit of crafty home fun! While a bit hard to tell from this photo, this is the top of a ginormous cookie tin that I picked up for 25cents at my local thrift shop. The tin is a good 4 inches deep and the top is like a tray. Of course it did not come in this wonderful shade of blue ( I could dream!).. it actually came with a rather uninspiring image of a vintage steam train but a coat of primer and then a coat a spray paint made that all better!
I am going to be using this tin to hold all my hand embroidery supplies but wanted an image leaning in that direction. I picked this quirky steam punk image and then added the reverse of the word CREATE to her binoculars since I am always hunting up more time to create.. and it looks like this dear gal is the same way.
Of course the image is from Karen over at the Graphics Fairy and to put the image on the tin I used clear full sheet label paper made my 3M ( check your office supply store)... I will be posting more on this project as I finish it up this week so do check back in or sign up to have my projects delivered straight to your e-mail box ( up there at the top side of the right column!)
Where do you keep your embroidery supplies?.. does it inspire you??