Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Workbasket Tin & Gift Card Holder

The New Year is a nice time to send a surprise gift to someone. The holidays are over and everyone can use a little winter cheer-up. In that spirit, I made a decorated Altoid tin for Carol. The design is "Blue Flower" by the Workbasket stitched on white Monaco. I know Carol is a fan of blue. I googled around til I found Carol's middle initial so I could add all three initials to the top. And I tucked one of those cute little titanium scissors inside. They are sharp, nice large holes in the handle and very portable. This is the first time I tried using wrapping paper to line the inside top of the tin. Worked well. You have to be careful not to line the top with anything too thick or the box won't close right. It's happened to me before so I'm hyper-aware of the problem now when I make these.





As an extra surprise I included an Amazon gift card since I knew Carol has a Kindle. But it's all about the presentation so I crocheted this little gift card case to house it. Handy credit card holder too for later. The case is a modification of this pattern.



No photo, but some Godiva dark chocolate covered almonds made their way into the package as well.

Carol has let me know she received the package, and I think she enjoyed the surprise.

30 comments:

barbara said...

Oh my gosh, Annie!!!! Carol must've swooned. That is so ... everything! Gorgeous! Thoughtful! Loving! And did I mention gorgeous?

Vonna said...

Goodness gracious Annie, what a lovely surprise sure to knock Carol off her feet! Lovely top to bottom!

Nancy said...

Such a beautiful scissor tin! I love the crocheted card case - you are so clever. I know Carol must be so thrilled!

Miss 376 said...

What a wonderful surprise that must have been. The stitching on the lid is really pretty

Carol said...

I was beyond thrilled to receive your gorgeous surprises, Annie!! And yes, I swooned, Barbara, AND got knocked off my feet, as well, Vonna :) And let me tell you--Annie's work is perfection; so beautifully stitched and crocheted. Plus she couldn't have chosen more perfect colors...

Your kindness and talent have left me smiling ever since I opened your package on Saturday, Annie... Thank you again for creating such truly special gifts for me--you really spoiled me and I will treasure your gifts--and our friendship--always!

Margaret said...

Oh my goodness! You are amazing, you know that, right? Wow! Such a wonderful gift for Carol -- just so clever and beautifully done too! Fantastic!

Laura said...

oh my goodness! That is just so beautiful and dear!!!! Just wonderful!!!!

Rachel S-H said...

Very pretty gift! She must be thrilled.

Cole said...

Beautiful gifts Annie!

Julianne said...

A really lovely gift from one special lady to another. Just love the colors you used.

nima said...

wow...beautiful tin and crochet pouch...great finishing

geeky Heather said...

What a wonderful gift! Your finishing on the tin is just perfect...it's lovely.

butterfly said...

What a lovely gift for Carol Annie you made a wonderful job.
Carol is such a sweet lady, I know she would love it.

Ranae said...

What a fantastic tin and the crocheted gift card holder, they are both amazing
Lucky Carol!!!

Lee said...

That is a really lovely design an excellent choice for the top of the tin and perfectly stitch as always. a delightful gift.

♥ Nia said...

What a lovely surprise!!! I bet Carol was so happy with this special gift =) Lovely Annie =)

Anne said...

Excellent work Annie! Love the design and your special touches with the crocheted card holder and the lining of the tin is very pretty! :)

Karen said...

Such a beautiful scissors case, Annie, and I love the gorgeous card holder! Carol is so lucky to receive such treasures!

Jan said...

The tin is just perfect. Lucky Carol. Nice job on the card holder too.

Anne said...

Annie, that little scissor box is adorable! I love that bluebell pattern. What a great gift for Carol! Good thing to know about the inside of the tin bit. I have yet to make one of these, but I will keep that in mind!

Also, I really love your wrislets :D Purple makes my heart soar :D

Jackie said...

Oh Annie! Your stitching and finishing is always so wonderful but this is absolutely exquisite.

Annette said...

What a beautifull gift you made Carol...
You are such a great stitcher and crafter!!
You surprised Carol as I can read...
Beautifull done =))

Melanie said...

Oh my gosh, such a nice gift!!!!!!!!!!! You are AMAZING!!!

Michelle said...

Oh my, what a beautiful gift! Love it in the shades of blue - I'm sure Carol was thrilled!

zoomcity said...

Annie, that's a beautiful tin! I love the coordinating gift card holder, too. :)

Pumpkin said...

Annie, what a stunning little box you made for Carol!!!! And the GC bag too! LOVE IT! I'm sure Carol was blue with happiness when she received it ;o)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Annie, what a fantastic thing to do!!! Carol is a special lady and deserves such a wonderful gift!

Brigitte said...

Wow, that's a very special gift, and so beautifully stitched and finished. Gorgeous!

♥ Nia said...

Oh! I got the most lovely valentine =)))
Thank you sweetie!! I love the embroidered heart, the fabric combination is also so pretty, you made a beautiful coster for me!! Thank you ♥ :D
The first coaster I got from you is on my work desk, this one will stay on my craft table :)
Hugs&Smiles to you, thank you for filling my day with smiles and sunshine!!! :D

Waseem said...

This is so dedicate..love this..this is everything.thanks for sharing it.plastic cards