Thursday, April 30, 2015

April sewing :)

I didn't fare very well sewing or blogging wise in April - I don't even really know what I did the whole month, lol.  I did get a few projects finished though, and now the weather is finally warming up so maybe my hibernation will be over :D

Our twin greats (niece & nephew) turned 3 early in the month, and I made them each a drawstring backpack.  I'm hoping that their mom sends me a picture of the kids wearing them - she HAS to be a better photographer than I am, lol. 

Hubby modelling the floral backpack :D

DS2 modelling the shark backpack :)

Floral backpack :)

Shark backpack :)
In March I stitched a set of dinosaur fabric baskets for a Christmas gift - this month I used the last of the fabric and made one more basket for the set -- this latest one is the 8" size (the others are the 7", 6" and 5" size).

The newest basket, the 8" size :)

Inside of the basket - all of them have a covered plastic canvas removable base :)

Here's the entire set of 4 baskets :)

Another view of the set :)
That set turned out well so I made another one (another Christmas gift) - can you say ... busting stash?  Each set took a meter of outer and a meter of lining fabric, plus I had scraps left over to make a few zipper bags :)

I call this the Roadway set, which includes the 8", 7", 6" and 5" size baskets :)

As with the dinosaur set, each basket has a covered plastic canvas base for sturdiness :)

They stack together so nicely :)
My efforts to work on new-to-me projects didn't go well this month - I only got around to doing ONE new project, and it's tiny, lol (6.5" tall, 5" wide).  Cute, though!

This little gal will go to Blue Hills :)

Now - providing I haven't missed the deadlines (like I have a few times already - timezones apparently confuse me!) I'm posting these projects to:

Celtic Thistle Stitches New Me for April
Ho Ho Ho and On We Sew for April


  1. That 6" softie is soo cute! Great choices for stashbusting and giftgiving!

  2. I'm so glad to see a post up from you :) I was starting to get worried about you. It still looks like your are being productive, even if it's not as a quick of a pace as maybe you normally go. The baskets are so cute! I need to make some of those!

  3. Nice modeling job, guys! Love your wide doorways, Sandra. Those basket sets are awesome - very professional!!

  4. I see you've got some new models! What happened to DS1, has he left the modelling agency?! Love the back packs and those stacking storage baskets are just fab, perfect for little boys, or little girls. Jacob would love a set of the dinosaur ones, I need to get sewing!

  5. Your projects are wonderful! Those backpacks will be adored!!! I love your projects!! I know what you mean about the month getting away, it sure happens to me a lot these days! Hope you are all doing well! Hugs, Mickie

  6. Hahahahaha! If I had done that much sewing, I'd be bragging my butt off. Love those little backpacks. I use one of those when biking if I get carried away buying groceries or take out so many library books that they overflow my bike basket. I really want to do some of those fabric baskets. So many projects, so little time.

  7. the stacking bskets are a great idea. We have twin 'greats' too - but ours are just 10 months old!!!

  8. The stacking basket sets are great, you certainly get value out of 1m of fabric Sandra :)

  9. Love that shark fabric!!! I should source that for a little fellow who lives near the beach. Or maybe not - don't want to frighten him. The baskets look GREAT stacked together. Good idea to have the removable bottom. I have never seen plastic canvas - or if I have, I've never taken any notice not knowing what I'd use it for. Now I know.

  10. simple n beautiful...that are very interesting n inspiring!


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