Thursday, February 25, 2016

Sidetracked - Pixie Basket

It was correctly guessed in the comments on my last post that I had made a skirt for Jess. She received it on Monday, and thankfully she said it fit perfectly! She's going to model it and send photos... but since it's very hard to take a photo of oneself, she's waiting to get her hubby Alex and some good daylight at the same time. Unfortunately, this time of year he leaves home in the dark and returns in the dark, so photos will have to wait till the weekend. 

Meanwhile, I'm working on another barkcloth project. However, I got a bit sidetracked when I saw a fun-looking little tutorial that was promised to be quick to sew. It was so cute that I just couldn't resist making one right away. Sometimes it just feels good to break away from the 'big stuff' and make something fast and easy. (Don't tell Jess, okay?) ;)

Here's what my little pile of pieces looked like after cutting them out:


And here's what I ended up with:


Yes, it's a basket. A very LITTLE basket! See?


It measures  about 4½" x 3" x 2" deep.


The fabric is from Jess's Typography fabric line, and the tutorial is by Heidi Staples of the Fabric Mutt and can be found here. You can also find a neat little tip for closing up that turning hole in the lining here. I tried it, and I liked it!

So that was my accomplishment for today. Now back to my regularly scheduled project.....

17 comments:

annie dee said...

Very sweet. Love the color on this fabric too.

Grandma G said...

Thank you, Annie Dee. Too bad it doesn't have a lid so you could make one for your Wonder Clips, huh? ;)

Anna said...

Very cute! Looks like a good Shopkins corral (I am not ambitious enough to attempt your peek-through Shopkins bag, though my girls would love it!). Will get started this weekend. Thanks for the inspiration and links.

Kris Quilts said...

Super cute! I may need to make one of these. Choosing the fabrics will probably take me longer than sewing it! Decisions, decisions...

Norma's Bag Boutique said...

Such a cute basket! You are right, sometimes you need to do something fast with same day results.

Grandma G said...

Anna... Thank you! A Shopkins corral for sure. :) Have fun... and you're welcome!

Kris... as in "Auntie Kris"??? Thank you! Are you going to start blogging about your quilts? I hope so! (If you're Auntie Kris, anyway.) ;)

Thanks, Norma! :)

Geneviève Thiffault said...

I've just printed the instructions before leaving work. I might attempt making one of those very cute baskets this weekend (but only after succeeding with the tulip pouch ;)

Thanks for sharing, it looks like a very fun scrapbusting project. :)

Grandma G said...

Can't wait to see yours, Gen! I promise it'll be easier than the tulip pouch. :) Have fun with it!

Jenny said...

Super cute basket! Too many other projects on the list to add this one, sadly. I've been trying to figure out fabric to finally make that Date Night purse, but I'm not getting very far. Sigh.

Grandma G said...

Thanks, Jenny. Yeah, it's hard to decide on fabrics! Maybe you'd like to join the Dog Under My Desk pattern group on Facebook, then you can see all the bags that have been posted there, to get some inspiration from what others have made. If you do join, you can click on the Photos tab at the top of the page, go to Albums, and then page through till you find the Date Night section. I think there are quite a few in there, and some really gorgeous ones!

Paige said...

That was worth getting sidetracked for! So cute!

Grandma G said...

Thank you, Page! :)

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

Adorable project. No wonder it drew your attention! The basket turned out so cute and useful! Thank you so much for sharing. I'll have to remember this one.

Grandma G said...

Thank you, Jennifer! Yes, do give it a try sometime! :)

Mary Huey said...

I saw those cute baskets last week on Instagram -- need to do a few for Easter grandkid's goodies!!

Grandma G said...

Perfect for Easter baskets, Mary! ;)

Kris Quilts said...

Yes, Grandma G, It's me! (Auntie Kris) I recently became frustrated when I couldn't comment on certain blogs without a profile name, so I created a limited blogger profile. Now it shows as an option when I comment here, so I thought I'd use it.
I've often considered a blog, but not sure I have the patience create and edit the posts. I have trouble remembering to show them on Facebook. Besides, I'd need a cute blog name..