Thursday, February 2, 2012

Much better than plastic.


I am making a dent in my fat quarter collection.  The perfect place for premium picked fabric must be found.  Not to big...not enough fabric.  Not to small...too many scraps. This sewing project was just right.


Fat quarters from Nostalgic Organics in nursery hues.


Plastic liner carefully peeled out of a wicker doll carrier.  Carefully, in order to  maintain it for my pattern.


Just the right proportion for the three patterns of fabric.  


I stitched a row of elastic around the outer rim of fabric to keep it snug against the wicker. 


This was a quick little project that allows me to see this beautiful fabric daily.  I can fill this basket with fat quarters all lined up in a row, felt, fabric scraps... I could go on and on as I love to organize.

32 comments:

Ms. Redo said...

Love it. Great idea and very attractive. Hugs ~ Mary

Mom Walds Place said...

A little time, a little ingenuity, and a little fabric turned into a really, really great piece!

Kim K. said...

Absolutely darling. A lovely way to re-purpose a charming wicker carrier.

Nan said...

Renee this pink wicker is so much like the baby basket I have here for you!! The weave is a bit different but that color looks the same. I need to get on the ball for a box!!

Kathy said...

It turned out so cute and looks just perfect in your studio. Don't you just love when you can take bits and pieces and turn them into something wonderful. It feels so gratifying!!

busymartha said...

I love to re-organize! Problem being that when I do this, I still go to the old place and forget where the new place is!!!

Sewn With Grace said...

Just darling! I love it and every other item on those shelves!!

Sandy said...

Renee,
This is so cute and so you! I just can't believe how handy you are! I am still trying to get my shelves up!

grammycarolynn (flickr) said...

Dearest Renee...I just love to pop in...You always have a treat to share...and, you are such an inspiration! Your choice of projects, prints and colors are so charming..so sweet and heartwarming!
Thank you for your kind comments and encouragement!
Blessings,
Carolynn

Liz said...

What a great project - love the fabric.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

vivian said...

Afreak'nDorable!! i just love that fabric and it is perfect in that basket!! sooooooo CUTE!!!!!
happy friday!
xoxo
vivian

Corey Moortgat said...

oh, I'm drooling over all your pretty pastel wicker baskets! So pretty!! I LOVE to organize, too!

GardenofDaisies said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE that chicken red riding hood fabric!!! So cute!! You did a beautiful job on the lining. And it will make a lovely place to store some fqs.

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

AAAAAAA! You're killin' me! So sweet and wonderful! Even the baby toys make me feel happy! Thanks for posting. ♥

Shirley Hatfield said...

Thanks for brightening my morning with that pretty project...I've been so much more creative since I have started following such talented people. =D

cindy said...

Love the basket!

Cindy

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

You are so clever! I have decided to give all my smaller pieces to my granddaughter. I'm setting up a little sewing station for her in my new craft room. I can kinda clean out my space and give her lots of fun things to play with!
Julie

Barbara said...

Cute and useful - the best of all worlds!

Sharon said...

THAT is the cutest thing ever!!!!! Love it and the fabric choice.

birdie blue said...

absolutely love it, my friend. i love those vintage dolly baskets, re-doing the liner is a fabulous idea. as usual, your fabric choice is superb.

well done, you!

xo
molly

Ruby Jean said...

Oh so CUTE... and SWEET!!!! :)

donna said...

Your doll basket turned out so cute. I agree I love it a lot better than the plastic.
Hugs
donna

Little Susie Home Maker said...

What a perfectly sweet little basket. I think the way you organzie is so pretty! I need you to come to my house! LOL
Blessings from snowy Colorado!
Susie

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

What a great idea and absolutely adorable to boot! I'm pinning it to my board :)
By the way, do you sell your little creations?

janice15 said...

iT LOOKS GREat love all the rest stacked up to...have a great weekend. with love Janice

Candy said...

So sweet.........love it. And, it's so useful too. I love, love, love the pink, yellow and green baskets on the shelf.

Sewn With Grace said...

Okay, so I bought the magazine today and am so thrilled for you-it's just beautiful! I need you to email me because I have something to share with you and don't want to leave it in a message. I can't find what I did with your email (old age) mine is sewnwithgrace@yahoo.com

Marci said...

Your posts are always so inspiring and sweet! Love that doll carrier!

Paper Heart Girl said...

So fabulous! And, I love those tins so much! xx

grammycarolynn (flickr) said...

What a delight, Renee! You have such a wonderful way of transforming something so sad into a thing of beauty! Now, your little pink basket can hold her head high wearing her pretty new outfit!
Lovable and adorable, my sweet friend!
Carolynn

A Vintage Chic said...

So adorable, Renee--I love the fabrics you chose! You always share the most heartwarming, charming projects...

Wishing you the most wonderful day, dear friend!

Julie

Mecky said...

Oh my, I missed this post!
That doll basket is so cute!! You did a great job relining it.
Look at those wondeful breadboxes and sewing basket under them! Love those colors!