Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A trio of dots...


Time management used to be my forte.  I live by lists and labels.  Somehow I can't seem to fit it all in any longer.  Must be my age?  Perhaps I just no longer worry so much if I get it all done.  Whatever it is it is making my lists longer and my nerves frayed lately.  Tackling projects that should only take a few hours now are taking days.  Wait...I got it...its my kids.  We live too close to the schools for bus service but not close enough to walk!  That leaves me the taxi.  In other words...start and stop on projects.  But today I finished a fun little project that produced sweet little storage and I managed the kids car lines.  


Drawing inspiration from my favorite designer Janelle Wind.  These three fabric bins have always been on my to do list.  I however needed to make them my own.  


Polka dots...primary colors and children's hankies.  


Yards of homemade ruffle trim. I have tried my ruffle foot attachment several times with very little luck.    Not a big fan of the large hem stitch either as the thread often breaks when I pull too hard.  This is my preferred method.  


This way I have full control of the ruffles and placement.  I sewed right down the middle to give it a double ruffle look.  It will look fuller when done this way.


Another project with such sweet results.  Sweet hankie images ready to fill with storage in a nursery or studio.  Hang a tag with a safety pin to label and your set.





Love how the ruffle graces the floor.  I am so surprised how much they hold.  


All nested together.  You can just see the bands at the tops perfectly placed.



A perfect trio of dots to fill...

I am linking up to a wonderful dotty hop blog day over at Cutie Pie Cottage....


and Rednesday over at Sue Loves Cherries




17 comments:

birdie blue said...

love this dotty project, renee. absolutely darling, you're so clever.

xo
molly

Mecky said...

Those are cute, Renee.

ImagiMeri said...

Oh Geez girlfriend, those are adorable! You are so stinkin' creative, and thank you for letting me be part of the process. I never would have guessed that is what you were gonna' do.

Big Hugs,
Meri

LV said...

I enjoyed visiting and seeing all the great reds you have put together.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

I am LOVING these - new grandbaby coming so I am thinking they are a must make. I better PIN them so I don't forget, lol!

Blessings!
Gail

laurie -magpie ethel said...

magic needle, magic needle....

Nan said...

Wow how lovely with your little clothesline of tags pinned to the background of your creations. Love It.

Kim K. said...

Such a sweet project. Those ruffles are just the perfect touch. I always enjoy a glimpse of your studio and how you've displayed your goodies. I hope you don't mind but I'll be posting your lovely cupboard on my blog tomorrow. It was my inspiration when I carried my "beast" back to my van last Sunday.

Scrap for Joy said...

Am I seeing spots before my eyes? No, just three adorable fabric bins. Your projects are always eyecatching and unique Renee! Love these.
xoxo
Joyce

Tracy Suzanne said...

Adorable Renee!!! I love the fun whimisical fabric. This should make you smile everytime you look at it.

OOO's...Tracy :)

Ann said...

Thats makes colorful organization. They look adorable on the dresser. Love them.
Ann

Ava said...

Such a gorgeous blog , fresh and inspiring. Love your taste in fabric xx Now following xx Ava

Becca said...

Oh my! What a cute project. Thanks for sharing.

Sewn With Grace said...

Just darling, as always!! :)

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

I have been so into polka-dots lately. (haha! Even as I write this, I'm wearing dark pink pajama pants with light pink polka dots!) Your project just came out fabby-pooh!!!

donna said...

Renee your bins are so cute. I love the ruffles and polka dots. You are so creative.
Hugs
donna

VintageBettys said...

Your little baskets turned out adorable!