I'm in love with this fabric. It's so happy! It's also very Seventies, don't you think? My first inclination was to make an apron from it, but that's my first impulse with all the fabric I buy. Aprons, tablecloths, or kitchen curtains. I wonder what that means?
But I resisted the kitchen-y urge and made these:
I LOVE THEM!! I can't stop playing with them. They're so fun to toss around. I found the tutorial on how to make them at a wonderful blog called, "Pink Penguin." The link to the tutorial is here: Fabric Basket Tutorial by Pink Penguin She has some other great tutorials on her site, as well as some adorable things for sale on Etsy.
I've seen some of these baskets made up on other crafter's blogs, but I never could tell how big they were. So, I thought I'd give you an idea of size:Cute basket and soup can for scale. As a matter of fact, look how cute the soup looks IN the basket!:
This basket would make an excellent two-can soup can holder. I'm not sure why you'd want to make fabric baskets for your soup cans, but hey...after thirty years of sewing, I'm running out of reasons to make little baskets. So soup today...maybe green bean cans tomorrow. Gotta sew.
This is the pallette that's currently inspiring me. Two years ago, I NEVER would have paired pink and orange! And after living through the seventies, I didn't think I'd ever be attracted to that dark chocolate brown, either. And yet...here they are and I love them! I don't think I want to put this assortment away yet--perhaps I need to make another tote bag or something. Yeah...a grocery store soup tote. I don't have one of those. All my other totes are for other things, like crackers and tea. I don't have a tote for soup. Well, I know what I'll be doing today!