Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Good things: Ruby Tuesday

I love metal tins for holding craft, especially tins with hinged lids, and my favourite tins of all time are the Whitmans chocolate tins.

So when I found this little darling last weekend I just had to get it.


And now it houses my latest embroidery job ... a name tag for my secret swappee for Sew It Together.


Making the tag hasn't been without its problems either ... and all because I really need to learn to read instructions more carefully.

But I'm happy with what I'm making and I'm sure I'll be finished soon. With any luck it'll be mailed before the weekend. Hooray!

30 comments:

Nora Johnson said...
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Nora Johnson said...

Me again - apologies Blogger intervened when I left the comment above and added some gibberish!

Just wanted to say how much I like your post & blog & look forward to *seeing* you again sometime!

Happy Ruby Tuesday & have a great week.

XOXO LOLA:)

Trudi - Me and Ewe said...

I love tins too Susan. Name tag looks good - hopefully your swapee reads your blog and sees how much effort you have put in.

EG Wow said...

What a neat name tag! I have some tins for my threads and sewing supplies too. The Whitman Sampler is particularly nice!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots. Very nice use of the box.

m.e (Cathie) said...

i am a tin lover aswell, love that one.
goodluck with the name tag, looking good so far.

lynda howells said...

l love tins. I often made them into containers to hold my handmade books. i love altering them. happy ruby tuesday! your sewing looks interesting..have you finished it yet?x lynda x

Dianne said...

I love to use tins and hat boxes for all sorts of storage

the Whitman tins are very pretty

Ladynred said...

I'm using tin for my daughter's crafts as well.

ellen b said...

It's great to find the right storage for your art...That's great that you embroider!!

chubskulit said...

I use those for my kids crayons and other arts stuff..

My Ruby Tuesday

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Willa @ PixelMinded said...

I love Whitmans! it's yummmy!!!!

Marie Höglund said...

A wonderful tin you got there. Looking a bit old and thats lovely.

at the cottage said...

I like older tins also AND chocolates

Kitchenmaus said...

I got lots of those too from chocos and biscuits...we almost have the same contents too...embroideries and art crafts!

Juliana RW said...

lovely...

thanks drop at my rt post

nice A said...

Good advertisement for Whitman's as well, LOL.
I also reuse tins to keep cross-stitch and other stuffs. But since I started blogging, my cross-stitching has been set aside for a while.
Thanks for stopping by, Sue.

Kerri said...

I LOVE little boxes like this as well. Great pic of it!!

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

Your name tag is looking very pretty! (All the better, of course, for being kept in such fantastic tin. I wonder if it still smells of the chocolates. Mmmm.)

Candy said...

Love the tin too. I also keep my embroidery supplies in a hinged tin from Crown Royal. It has a red crown on the top that would be a nice RED RUDY post some time...never thought about it until now.
Thanks for sharing and love what your doing with the circles. I enlarged the photo to see in more detail, really nice.
Thanks for coming by to visit and hope you come back soon.
Tuesday Blessings ;-)

Gattina said...

What a cute box !

Spadoman said...

Plenty of Ruby Red on that tin. But you hold embroidery in it, and Whitman's used to be in an embroidered box!

Happy Ruby Tuesday.

marie said...

Tins are so great for storing all kinds of crafty goodness. I really lke the one you found!
Thank you or visiting my blog and asking about my hat pin. It is enamel and it's handpainted...I found it at a craft show and just love it!

Marice said...

thats really cute :) metal tins are useful for us too!

thanks for the warm visit!

A.M.I.N.A said...

Hello Sue!That's a beautiful tin.LOve your blog!I'm following you now.

A.M.I.N.A said...

Hello Sue!That's a beautiful tin.LOve your blog!I'm following you now.

Ralph said...

These tins are nice, we save these to store Christmas ornaments, they are keepsakes and we attach great sentimental value to these tins - and who doesn't mind finishing the Whitman Sampler treats to make storage space for other things?

♥peachkins♥ said...

Love Tins too!Happy RT!

Jama said...

I like that tin too. I used to have several red chocolate tins used as storage for my knick-knacks.

Carletta said...

It's a wonderful find! With the Santa at the bottom I can imagine using it to put a gift in at Christmas time. Not that you could give it away!
Nice needlework as well!