The crocheted goldfish on the inside lid is one I did a few years ago in variegated blues. It is one of the motifs from Chinami Horiba. Many of her patterns are now on Ravelry. This time, the gold variegated thread I found at my local variety store seemed just perfect. I think I didn't dry the tin well when I first rinsed it out and there were some rust spots on the inside. That's why I added the inside sequins and covered the sides completely.
Looks cuter in real life as always. Now I have to come up with interesting summer-themed contents. Lip balm is always good, but I'm hoping I can think of something else. Any ideas out there?
I attended a bridal shower yesterday for one of my cousins who is getting married this summer. The shower was at the townhouse of a friend of the bride's mother. It was an elegant four story townhouse with an elevator! Good thing because the stairs between floors were super-steep and waxed hardwood. It was a beautiful Spring Day and a lovely afternoon. I stitched up the JBW Umbrella for the gift card using DMC color variations on Lugana. It went pretty much un-noticed among all the loot she got. The highlight was a book, "Danny's Favorites", created by the groom's mother. It included all the recipes his mother makes for him that he loves, with photos of Danny accompanying each recipe, often eating the result. What a treasure. I think she used a recipe book template on Shutterfly.
Finally, when I saw the freebie Earth Day sampler, "The Earth Laughs in Flowers", from Beth Twist of Heartstring Samplery, I fell in love with it. Part of my new prim appreciation I guess. World Of Charity Stitching is doing a quilt with the theme, "In a Garden", and I knew this would a perfect addition. Stitched on Lugana, it was just the right size. I don't think I've ever complete a design so quickly!