Doesn't that just make you want to get a puppy? Er... I mean... buy the ribbon? Or lots of ribbons to make all kinds of baskets?
While I was waiting for the ribbon to arrive (which for some reason took 5 days via Priority Mail from California - I don't think the P.O. gave it much priority), I might have gotten a little carried away using other Jess-designed ribbons I had on hand.
All those animals on tiny baskets - eeeeeek! So fun!
Then Jess made me take fancy photos...
... which she edited for me so they'd look even fancier!
Whaddya think? A prize-winner for a challenge? Renaissance Ribbons thought so, even though there was no prize involved. It was just for fun. And now I have all these cute baskets that I can gift or something - yay!
Guess what? I have one more, too! Along with some fabric, Jess also sent me another sample of a new ribbon she designed. How's this for fun cuteness?
Which is your favorite? Jess likes the popsicles. They're a close second for me, but I just love the skunks (I never thought I'd say that about skunks - not my favorite animal - ha).
The tutorial for the Pixie Baskets is by Heidi Staples of the Fabric Mutt and can be found here. Instead of cutting and seaming two pieces for each side of the outside, I just cut it the same size as the lining and then sewed on the ribbon after fusing the batting. I once again used the tip found here for closing up the turning hole in the lining.
Speaking of fabric Jess sent me, we have many projects planned for it, so I'd better get busy. Here's what she sent, the Spring Quartet line of babywale corduroy that she designed for Cloud9 Fabrics, which will be available in July. You've seen it before on the little Dumpling pouches I made earlier. I only had small samples at that time, but now I have yardage! So expect to see more of this in the near future. :)