I saw this picture while browsing on ebay and fell in love with it! This is called a memory jug, and is an american folk art idea, I've googled it a bit, but not found out too much, becuase I can't focus on reading stuff when I really want to start making one. I have all sorts of bits and bobs from my childhood that I was going to throw out, but not anymore! I just need to wait until the kitchen and bathroom get tiled in mums new house, then I can nick some grout and I'll be away! Until then I'm gathering my treasures and finding the perfect pot to cover (I'm thinking maybe a jam jar, but it needs to be the perfect shaped jam jar!) Have you ever seen one of these before? Aren't they awesome!?