Monday, March 7, 2011

Cute. Little. And They Store Things.

I whipped up a couple of these adorable storage baskets for my Make Mine Modern swap partner this weekend. I used this seriously quick and easy tutorial from Pink Penguin. It only took me two hours to make both of them, and that was with a lot of distractions (granted, there are always plenty of distractions around here). I could see this becoming one of my go-to items, perfect for last-minute gifts.

One of the requirements for this swap is an item to decorate my partner's sewing space. These should be good for storing thread or other notions, so I can check that off the list! And I have my partner's fabric already (we have to swap a total of 1.5 yards of fabric as well). So that just leaves the main part of the swap, my "handmade item," and I think I'm working toward a plan there as well. It sure is nice to have made some progress on this swap.

I'm linking up to Sew Modern Monday ... pop over to Megan's to see what everybody else was up to this weekend!

20 comments:

Teje said...

Hi Lee! I love these! I have made one with burlap but now I surely make also with other fabrics!
Have a great week! Teje

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

O these are so pretty! Thanks for posting the link too, I've been on the watch out for nice storage basket tires for a while now to organise my scraps and these are perfect!

Becky said...

Those are adorable! I love them. I hope I'm your swap partner. ;)

Elizabeth D. said...

Oh, Lee, these are so cute! Am I your partner??? Because I sure would love these in my sewing room :)

CityHouseStudio said...

These are so cute! Just perfect for sewing room storage. It is so nice to start AND finish a project in one day, isn't it (even with distractions!)? Thanks for sharing the tutorial, too -- I'll put this one on my list!
Michelle

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

They are cute!!! Is it going to be possible for me to ever try all of the adorable things I am finding here....oh not enough days in the week....lol

Angie said...

Super cute! Great for all those little things that pile up on the sewing table.

Sara @ Sew Sweetness said...

Beautiful! Ummm, yeah, I need some too! But I'm sure mine would not be as cute as yours, that RSR is perfect!

Jessica said...

Those are great! Super cute AND functional?!? I think I need to whip a few of these up...

Mary Jo said...

These are awesome, Lee! I definitely need to try something like this. So fun and functional!!

AnneMarie said...

Very cute! Lately, you are making what I think I should be working on!

Candace said...

So cute! I'm thinking about making some now, to help keep my sewing areas throughout the house much more tidy.

greenleafgoods said...

Those baskets are so adorable! Nice work :)

Megan said...

Oooo, these are great! Can I be your partner? :) Thanks for linking up!

Lindsay Conner said...

These are really lovely! Who wouldn't want one of these as a handmade gift?

Katherine said...

Love those totes! I have a feeling some of those are in my future.... great little project holders.

Katie B. said...

Very cute! I need to add this project to my list.

Kristen said...

Very cute!! I like the fabric you used!

ayumills said...

Your partner is so lucky! I am so glad you made these baskets - they are sooooo cute!

Kiera said...

Love these...I've made a couple myself. Your quilts are beautiful! I just came across your blog today and am so glad I did! If you have time, check out my blog kiki-itssewkiki.blogspot.com. Consider becoming a follower..I'm a newbie and would love the support.

Thanks
Kiera

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