Stitched Fabric Basket

It's the last day of January! I wish I had a really epic project to end out the month with...like a handmade bedframe. Or an armoir or something. Sorry, January's ending with a basket. Or me as a basket case. One or the other.

Today's project was slated to be a set of three. But I only squeaked out this one lowly, crooked, charming-in-its-handmadeness fabric basket. Oh, plans, how you are so well intended but scarcely carried out.

 

I like the pink base.

I like clothespins.

And I like how the floor looks after two days of projects and no cleanup.

 

So that's that! I can't believe how fast the end of the month snuck up on me. Tomorrow I'll be back to share my personal response to the January Project and share the final-ish outcome with you. I have to say how much I appreciate that you've been reading and bearing with me this month! I have so many nice things to say to you. But for now I'm just a bit exhausted. They'll have to wait.

Goodnight January.

Rosette Clothespins

I have a thing for clothespins. I use them everywhere! I stick magnets to the back of them and use them on my fridge (I've even been known to cut fabric to size for the front), I hot glue tacks to the back and use them on my corkboard, and I'm forever adding embellishments to cuten them up (that's right, I just said "cuten").

I have a clothespin stash that I dipped into for today's craft (which, yes, is beginning at 9:45pm. This whole make-a-craft-a-day thing is not as easy as it sounds). I got the rosette idea from Pinterest and then this craft pretty much made itself. Pretty much.

Here is the rosette tutorial. Have I ever mentioned how much I love glue guns? It's the perfect quick-fix/craft tool. (PS: My favorite ever Glee quote is from Terri Schuester in season 1: "It's not a bad thing, Will, to want a real life...or to have a glue gun that works!!!") Oh, and though it will make me sound like a huge clothespin-nerd, I have to mention that these aren't your everyday clothespins. They're not like the wimpy clothespins you buy in the store nowadays. These are strong, sturdy, hold-your-wet-clothes-on-the-line clothespins they used back in a time when you actually used them for clothes! I got them at a thrift store.

I feel like Anthropologie might sell these for $32.

 

 

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