Friday, May 30, 2014

Secret Sewing Reveal-Fabric Bins

Lately, I have been doing secret sewing and I can finally reveal one of the gifts. I made these three nesting baskets for my mother-in-law for her birthday. I embroidered the front panels with perle cotton and used some Bonnie and Camille Scrumptious fabric for the outside and a green and white stripe from the Marmalade line for the inside. I used this free tutorial for the patterns http://birchfabrics.blogspot.com/2013/08/tutorial-fabric-bins-featuring-fort.html

I made all three sizes. I nested them inside one another and filled with goodies-chocolate, lotion, shower gel, lip balm, socks, mints, and a Kindle pouch. She liked the gift, but wants ideas of how to use the baskets. So blog world I would appreciate any ideas I can share for what to use the baskets for. I was thinking bathroom/closet/jewelry organization...What are your ideas?



17 comments:

  1. hopping over from Finished Friday from Richard and Tanya's quilts. lovely work, stop by my blog for giveaway.. How sweet, I want to make some more for my new grandbabies coming. I love your stitching

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  2. I have made some bins like this and I use one to hold odds and ends on my nightstand, and another to hold the remote, a small notebook and pens. I also made some for my sister and she uses them to hold pill bottles and such.

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  3. These are so cute!! I love the fabric you chose too. What a fun present.

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  4. I like to have a few clean washcloths in the bathroom in something like that.

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  5. I would separate socks, undies, and bras! Great for the closet or on top of dresser.

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  6. What a wonderful gift for your MIL. I have a few in my sewing room... they hold odds and ends that I like to have close by. Living in a two story home, I keep the largest basket on one of the stairs. Seems like there is always something that gets put in the basket because it belongs upstairs!

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  7. These are darling! I love the fabrics you chose. I'd use them to hold all of my hair accessories like clips, barrettes, ponytail holders, and combs. Lots of uses in the linen closet - to keep all of my first aid stuff together, or various soaps (I purchase mine from markets), for monthly products, etc.

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  8. She could roll up some washcloths and put in one, some hand towels in another, and nice soaps in the other. Or, she could send them to me. LOL

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  9. Super cute baskets! Lovely idea for gifts! So many uses, love this!
    Have a fabulous day and week!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  10. Sweet baskets,bet she loves them! as for what to put in them...makeup,notions,individually wrapped candy,hair ties,small soaps...

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  11. Awesome baskets, beautiful fabric. So many uses, great idea, Thanks for sharing.

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  12. pretty baskets - love the embroidery on the fronts.

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  13. I'm a sucker for Scrumptious. Beautiful.
    As for uses--whatever hobby she has, there's bound to be some need for holding bins!

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  14. I am thinking ...bathroom...maybe put some hand towels in there. I would like one next to my sewing machine for the cut offs etc:). Thanks for visiting the Linky party

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  15. Love the embroidery on the front! I would use one for several spools of thread on my side table. I am always hand sewing in the evening in my easy chair, and like to keep a few supplies handy!

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