Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Rainbow storage solutions



Hello, hello.
 Is this thing on?
 tap. tap. tap.
 Er hmm. Yes I'm still here. Yes i'm still sewing. No i'm not blogging about it. I will admit that Instagram aka IG has taken over much of the online posting I do about my sewing. But I thought a blog post would be in order. If you don't already have instagram I highly recommend it. I prefer it over other online venues and while Bill Maher might think it's twitter for people who can't read! er hmm (I love you Bill but really you are being short-sighted!), Instagram works marvelously well for a medium which is primarily visual, like quilting or sewing or other art forms. You can't tweet about that nearly as effectively. A picture is worth a thousand words and all that.
Ok so here's what I have been working on...
I'm still trying to get my sewing room put together and really done, done! Ya know what i mean? It'll always be a work in progress but i'm trying to get a few more bits and pieces organized. To that end I've been stitching up a bunch of storage baskets. No one ever said they had too much storage. Am I right? So here are my newest sewing buckets.

I wanted a rainbow feel so i dug into my precious Henna garden stash and put these baskets together. They are big, 8"x12"x12" so they'll hold a lot. Again, the more the better right? They are deceptively easy to sew up.
And before you ask, I know you guys want a tutorial.
 As soon as I figure out how to do that effectively, I'll put one together.
 In the meantime you'll just have to appreciate the photos. The bottoms are all Essex yarn dyed linen (Kaufman) which works super well with the rainbow of henna garden.
Some of these will go to yarn storage but the rest? Who knows. They'll fill up sooner than I'ld like I'm sure. This storage ought to keep me for awhile. Let's hope.

Happy sewing!

11 comments:

Leatina @ GeoMama said...

Gorgeous. Now I want to make big baskets in a rainbow palette too. Oh, if only I had more time.

madfabriholic said...

I saw your buckets on IG, and I love them. Perfect use of your treasured fabric!

lovelliquilts said...

love the storage idea--my scraps are in brown paper bags.

Margaret Andrews said...

Those are just beautiful...can't wait until you have a tutorial.

Susan at TheBoredZombie.com said...

Very cool! I'm glad you blogged them so non-IG'r can see too. :)

Karen L. said...

Love your baskets! I think they would be great in my new sewing room. Cannot wait for the tutorial. You are such a generous person. Thanks for being that way.

Julie @ The Crafty Quilter said...

These are soooo pretty! I would fill each one up with fabric scraps in the coordinating basket color.

Lucy said...

Oh I need to make these, they are wonderful and such fabulous colours as well.

Kitty said...

WOW! I love these! I could even see smaller versions for holding my rainbow organized fabric scraps! Sooooo gorgeous! Thank you for sharing, and now I will follow you on Instagram!

Willit Neverend said...

Very nice storage idea. I'll have to remember this for the future.

Anonymous said...

Are you going to put a tutorial for the rainbow storage baskets? I am especially interested in how you put the handles in.

greatly appreciated!!!!
Jenny