Monday, August 23, 2010

Ok, now I am literally a Basketcase

My kids have been calling me a basketcase and now rightly so. I am Obsessed. Join me in my latest.
I love the feel of fresh  new fabric. I also love to do new and creative things with fabric. My newest creation is a shabby chic, pink and lavender roses, fabric basket. It was a lot of work but I really enjoy working with my hands and creating something new.

It takes about a yard or less of fabric. The fabric is cut into strips about 2 inches wide and each strip is coiled around a rope. Then the entire piece is coiled into the shape of a basket. I use a glue gun to adhere the beginning and ends of the fabric to the rope, and also to each coiled row. I twist the handle for an added visual pleasure. This one is 12 inches across. It turns out to be a great size for just about any household use. It even makes those nasty things called bills look oh so pretty, while they wait to be opened!

It is very handy for holding washcloths and hand towels, or on a babies dressing table for all the lotions!

 I also make a small one for the vanity or desk  which is 5 inches across. these are adorable for holding biz cards or pens. Or for little Baby Hair clips! ( The blue ticking basket is one of the small ones) Theses will  be found in my etsy shop 
I love the way these turned out, and they look so pretty holding things in the bathroom or on the vanity.
 Made by me!
I now take custom orders for these baskets and you can specify the type of fabric and of course the size.

I am linking up with
Made by you Monday


giveaways Beyond The Picket Fence

'Look at Me' Party!!!

If you visit my website, here, at  you can pick out your fabric and you can drop me an email as to what you would like. My email is


sjs said...

Hi.:) Was looking at your blog.:) I love your baskets. Very pretty.:) I am starting to love fabric to. I could spend hours looking at fabric. Takes me awhile to pick out something cause I love everything I see.:) Well Hope you are having a great day.:)

Denise said...

I hopped over from It's So Very Cheri's linky partay! What a cute idea!! I, too, am Fabric Addict!
Happy Monday:)

Purple Cow said...

wow...i had not idea that this could be done. nice way to co-ordinate everything.

Josh said...

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Anonymous said...

Ohh, I love baskets, different shapes, sizes. I can't wait until we have a house we can actually decorate, I would love to repurpose some older baskets and use them throughout our house.

Kaysi said...

So cute!

Lori said...

I stopped by from Red's blog frog community. I just love your baskets, very creative.

Sassy Sites! said...

I am hosting a giveaway over at Sassy Sites. Come on by and join in on the fun! We would love to have you!


Mary said...

That is so incredibly cute!

Farah said...

Very cute and creative project, really lovely and I have 100s use of it in my mind now. thaks a lot for sharing,I am sure I will make it one for me...

Please check me there..Love

C.R.A.F.T. said...

pretty cool! come on over and link up to MMM :)

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