|Lovely with a little necklace, this would also be nice|
with a handful of chocolates!
Way back on around Mother's Day, I wanted to make a few little gifts for the occasion. I got one finished. (Does anyone notice a pattern?)
I made this little trinket box for my Mother in Law and stuffed it with a little necklace. You can click here for the pattern I used. I used some of the wonderful hand-dyed sock yarn that Suze gifted me and it worked wonderfully. The wool content gave it a little extra rigidity, especially in the sides, but it didn't lose any of the softness.
|It has an overstuffed look|
from the side.
The only thing that I had a difficult time with was making the lid fit. Really, the lid won't fit the box when the box isn't full. I found that out the hard way. After about two hours of panicking, I stuffed the box full of tissue paper and the lid slid right on. I also chose to make one larger, two-layered flower rather than the cluster of flowers suggested in the pattern. The reason for this was mostly laziness, but also yarn selection. I didn't want to buy a whole skein of sock weight yarn for three tiny flowers, when I could easily do something like this.
|Key shown for scale.|
All in all, I was quite pleased with the project. I think it's a lovely way to add something special to a small gift and is very nice as a gift on it's own. I love trinket boxes. If I ever get really and truly bored, I may make a handful of these to keep on hand just for such occasions. I do think I'm going to experiment, though, and try to come up with a square version, the round was a bit tricky and I think the lid issue may be alleviated by nice stiff corners.
What do you think?