Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tiny Fabric Basket.

Thanks for your comments. If I find out anything more about the paper making I will put it here. Paula has put the URL for a site ( look in comments on the previous post ) on Cotton Linter and there is quite a bit of information available if you do a google or similar search.

I mentioned I was sewing a tiny fabric basket by hand. Here it is finished. I only sewed the 1.5 inch squares together by hand - all the rest is done by machine.The other basket in the photo is the size Pink Penguin used in her original tutorial, so you can see how tiny this new red and green one is. I won't be going any smaller than that. BUT it is SO CUTE!
If anyone want to try this size the parts were 24 x 1.5 inch squares.
7" x 5" plain fabric for base.
1.5 " x 9 " for handles ( cut 2 )
9" x 7" lining fabric.
To day I saw a Tui ( NZ bird ) getting nectar out of a Kangaroo paw flower - I've never seen one at that plant before. ( you would have loved it Meg! )


Molly said...

Very cute Ali! A friend saw mine, so I sent her to Pink Penguin for instructions....Last time I saw her she'd made at least half a dozen!

Sarah Nopp said...

Oh no! Now I need to make that too! How sweet :)

Thimbleanna said...

How cute -- I love that little tiny basket!

Guðrún said...

It is really cute.

meggie said...

As soon as I began reading about the Tui, I thought "Oh, I wish I had seen it!!" I would have been thrilled!
I love your little basket. I have not tried any yet, but thought how cute your little one would be on the Christmas table, filled with sweets or chocolates or nuts.

Françoise said...

Lovely little patchwork baskets. I had seen them on Pink Penguin, but now I really have to make them too.

Isabelle said...

Oh, I've just seen your garden post. I am so jealous. It's beautiful. My garden is teeny, though I love it all the same.

Nice basket too, but the garden's even nicer.

andsewitis Holly said...

These little fabric baskets are so cute! And I wanted to say that your lawn and gardens two posts ago are fabulous. So neatly manicured.