Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Take an empty unused basket..

and turn it into something useable. Baskets come in
handy for most everything so why not make a little sewing basket. I lost this
little sewing basket once it was finished to my
youngest daughter. She loves the 70's look & wanted it. On the
left is the empty basket with its matching lid - not a spoke
was broken. On the right is the finished basket. I intertwined
pretty wide white lace through the spokes & hot glued it to the inside.
Next, I cut fabric & lined the inside tacking it down with hot glue.
Then, I cut a circle of cardboard, stuffed it, added fabric & glued it to the bottom.
I cut fabric for the inside lid & also glued that in. Then I applied
a yo-yo & sewed on the button. AC Moore had the cutest
little wooden eggs - so I bought a small bag of them. They
make the cutest little egg darners - just the perfect size for this small
basket. The matching pincushion is less than 2 inches in
diameter. That gives you an idea of how small this basket is!
A small matching bag holds a thimble - nothing fancy here.
Needles can be pinned to the little piece of brown felt.
Also on board are 2 small wooden spools, one holds
some little flower lace wrapped around it while the other smaller
spool has chocolate brown candlewicking yarn. The little red
item is a needle threader. The floating piece of flower lace
was attached to my wedding veil 35 years ago - in which now
will be attached to the end of a pair of small scissors. Last of all
is the little angel that watches over my angel. Fixing the
outside of the box was not hard.
It is also another pincushion
designed to hold safety pins or homeless items. To me the outside
looks like a hat but I knew that there would not be any way to downplay
that - that is the reason why I didnt add any ribbons, rosettes or any
yo-yo's to the outside - so I am happy
with the way that it turned out. Hope you get some ideas!
by Hopblogger


Lori said...

What a cute keepsake basket. It is adorable. I like it myself :-)

Brie said...

That is really cute to bad i couldnt c that in person but i hope that aunt peppy likes it.

Love u,