Saturday, June 19, 2010

Patrick's Memory Pail

Well, I finally put the finishing touches on my nephew's memory pail. It only took me almost a year - LOL! It kept getting put aside and then I'd forget that I hadn't finished it and then would come across it and do a little more. I'd only really needed to attach the train and put the ribbon on it, but could just never get myself to sit down and do it. I made myself do so last night and this afternoon I finally finished it. I am very pleased with how it came out. I had finished the one for his new little brother (see Aug. 30th, 2009 post for pics of it) and after awhile got started on his. He was the only nephew that did not have one as I started making them after he was born and I decided he needed to have his own. I didn't make him a gallon-sz. one, just the quart size pail, but I think that worked best with the size of the stamp set used. I used Stampin' Up's Choo Choo set, since he likes Thomas the Engine.

The poem I normally use for the Memory Cans wasn't quite right, so I wrote my own for his can. Thanks to Susan and Jan for their suggestions last year to fine tune it.

The ribbon is attached to a key for opening the lid (something I just started adding to them).


Sally Johnson said...

This is so adorable... I love the top of the can... You sure know little boys... Hope all is well, you work is beautiful.

Carol said...

How fabulous - what a terrfic idea for boys or girls...and the "can opener" is a great addition. Thanks for sharing your creativity and love of kids!