Friday, 26 February 2010

A small project


































Jenny, over at Elefantz has shared a tutorial for making little baskets. They're useful little things and I decided to make one for my husband to keep lotions, or knick-knacks in. Jenny suggested a mini tie for decoration, so I've made one using shirting fabrics and adding a mini collar and tie, with gold tie pin. As an added bonus, I was able to use some left over binding for the collar, which ties in with Jenny's February challenge. And if you look carefully you can see me reflected in the mirror as I took the photograph!

Thank you Jenny for giving me this idea.

10 comments:

Amelia said...

This is definintely one of the best craft items I have seen in a long time...so cute and with such a practical use...especially since I am sure Christopher wears a tie several times a week. Now my honey, does not, will not and won't if he can get out of it...maybe for weddings ..he is a jean person thru and thru.

Amelia said...

What about making one of these to sell at the bazaar along with your quilts?

Kay said...

This is such a clever project, Amanda. I'm glad you told us to look for you because I totally missed you staring at the adorable basket. Lucky Christopher!

Karen said...

How cute with the little tie. Very masculine looking.

Heckety said...

Its brilliant! And unusual, and nice to have something masculine as it could be for a present either! I'm going to go have a looksee!

Lynn said...

How absolutely clever! I know it's for your husband, but this basket is darling. Really a nice use of leftover binding. And the tie adds the perfect touch. Well done!

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

GOsh, that's adorable!

zigzago said...

Hi, I'm new here, ... I saw your basket on Jenny's blog and I want to say you had a brilliant idea! Have a nice weekend! Renata.

Gina said...

What a great idea

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Liz Schaffner said...

Amanda...to cute!!
What a clever idea!!
I will definately have to remember this one,we always have ideas for the girls but never the men.
Love it!!
Hugs,Liz