. . . I have a lot of old tins. Specifically, I have a lot of old tobacco tins and, bizarrely, old throat lozenge tins. Go figure.
You don't really need to hoard a whole lot of tins, in a big tin, in the garage. There's no medal in life for that. And no joy.
For a while now I've been wanting to try my hand at dioramas in tins. I saw some amazing ones in a craft market when I went to Melbourne and I've been hankering to make them myself ever since. Done well, they're like a socially acceptable form of scrap-booking (I have some opinions on scrap-booking - none of them particularly complimentary).
Initially I thought I'd use wood and paper, like the ones I saw in Melbourne, but then I realised that wasn't really me. Wood and paper would also take me dangerously close to scrap-booking and I didn't want to cross that line.
I sew. That's my thing. So the challenge for me is in sewing a diorama.
On the positive, no-one can accuse me of scrap-booking.