DAISY, DAISY, GIVE ME YOUR ANSWER DO,
I'M HALF CRAZY, OH FOR THE LOVE OF YOU.....!
One of our tuba players in my band has recently become a dad! So I've been
Pretty, girly colours and hot, pink, spotty letters make a luscious combination! I bonda-webbed the letters on and then went round the edge with a small zigzag stitch....
What else? Oh yes....Pinterest. Oh my giddy aunt, there's a source of lost hours.....so many beautiful items, too much time spent looking. But you do find some peachy tutorials and this one http://ayumills.blogspot.co.uk/2008/05/tutorial-fabric-basket.html
is no exception! Ooh, I thought, I'll have a go at making this, it's a variation on a tote-bag theme...
It takes very little fabric, a small piece of batting and Bob's your uncle!
I even discovered a new way of doing a handle with two fabrics that didn't involve 'turning the tube'. It is so easy and saves a lot of swearing! WHY didn't I know about it before? All is explained in the tutorial. Sigh! Anyway, it was quick and easy to make - here's the result:
Cute, huh? Made with my bargain £3 a metre fabric and some toning lining from my stash. Next time, I'll make the box construction of the bottom a bit wider so the bag/bucket/bin has a squarer base. Live and learn, LLJ.....
And the reason for making it? A little present to give to Fiona (Staring at the Sea/Angelfish) whom Julia and I met up with in Salisbury recently.
It's very blurred but I had just grabbed a random person to take the pic on my phone! We are in Franklin's, a fabric shop in Salisbury. We all bought a little something, had a lovely lunch and nattered away about Life, The Universe and Everything! That's what is so fab about meeting up in Real Life, you feel as if you've known the person forever. A fun morning indeed :)
Have a great week! xx