Monday, July 16, 2012

Mending Monday--A basket and more...

This is a book I picked up recently. Ginger was the name of my oldest Preschool crush. Incidentally, it was also the name of our cat Reagan before we found out she was a he. The pictures inside are really sweet and I will be scanning them in all week. 

This one is a little different from the earlier apron in that it is an embroidered basket and not a pocket. I love the spilling of the flowers.
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Try your best to match up the flowers. I was able to catch the basket edge to help guide you.
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In the upper corner of the pattern I spied this darling curtain trimmed in flowers. 
Love this test design.
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Playing around with embroidered images myself these days. A current work in progress. More fabric bins.

I found this vintage baby quilt top at the flea market and although it was in bad shape the embroidery work is beautiful.

I couldn't beat the price or the images.

You can see how faded the fabric is on the left lower corner. 

Think of all the bins I can make out of these? Maybe a few pillows too.

Over the weekend another blogger asked about this sweet laundry cart that was gifted to me by the sweet Renee of Sewn with Grace.
 (Excuse the thread. I have been sewing all day.)

I adore it and use it to hold fabric that I am currently working with. 

Thanks for all the comments and questions. I hope to be listing more items by the end of the week. 


Musings from Kim K. said...

That baby quilt is just darling and I can definitely see its sweet potential. I'm glad you were able to rescue it. Love, love, love the laundry cart.

PS. We're back home. 1500 miles in 4 days. Whew.

Barbara said...

1. I mailed your package today and can't wait to see what you do with that Startex! 2. That is one of my all-time favorite apron patterns. 3. In what is surely a very odd coincidence, I also had a cat named Ginger whom we later discovered was a he (him?) - but we just kept the name.

Unknown said... I need you to send me your craft room please! lol :):) Sandy
That gift is incredible!!! So you Renee!

vivian said...

always the best patterns and treats here. just want to thank you again for the wonderful pillow you made me! I ADORE it! I will post it this week sometime..
a guy at work gave me a pattern today for old style teddy bears! I have to remember to bring it home from work tomorrow!
have a great night

Unknown said...

I do love Mending Mondays!! Looking forward to seeing more pictures of Ginger. And...I love the laundry basket!!


vintage grey said...

Oh, how cute is Ginger!! ;) Such sweet patterns! How adorable are you new fabric bins!! So cute!! The laundry cart is so sweet, and such a great color!! xo Heather

donna said...

You have the best embroidery patterns. Oh Renee the baby quilt is a major score. You can let you imagination go wild.

Tammy's in Love said...

I bet you were tickled pink and blue to find that little blankie! Fun Find! Have fun but don't forget the ergonomic rules; move one time every hour for 10 minutes! I learned the hard way with pinched sciatica.

laurie -magpie ethel said...

I have a couple of laundry baskets like yours, but none with that cute little clothespin pocket..adorable!

Kerri said...

so much cuteness!! love it!!

Unknown said...

Renee, I had the most fun visiting your studio for the Where Women Create day. Relatives visiting has delayed my own post. Your fabric bag is so sweet, I can't wait to see the ones you make with the vintage quilt. The Scotties are calling my name! Always inspiring here! Elizabeth

ImagiMeri said...

Love the baby quilt! It reminds me of one I did for my daughter over twenty-four years ago for her crib. It's still around somewhere, but it's in bad shape too, as she carried it around for years. If I find it, I'll send you piccy's.

I love your laundry cart, but I'll send you an image of mine, too. We are so much alike my sister from another mother.


~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Sweet and darling new patterns! I love love the laundry cart!! I wish I had one! :) The color is fabulous!! Sending you smiles, and hugs!! :)
xx Holly

craftyles said...

Those embroideries are awesome. Love the Humpty Dumpty and can't wait to see what you do with the rest of those pretties!

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Love the laundry cart! What a great gift. =)

Lynn said...

Thank you for scanning that sweet book with me. Ginger looks so much like my sweet Cocoa Puff!!!
YOur sewing skills always leave me smiling and asking myself, How does she do that?? Thanks for sharing!!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

What a great space... I'm GREEN with envy... love that little laundry cart. I've looked for one for years and years to no avail. Darn...


Corey said...

Oh my, I love it all! Especially the sweet baby quilt and laundry basket! I'm back from a little trip, and have some goodies to share myself, once I have a chance to shoot some photos!!

Chenille Cottage said...

I'm in love with this darling post!!
What sweet embroidery...You have found something so special!
Humpty Dumpty makes the perfect bin, Renee!
Carolynn xo