Ta-Da!! Its Magic!

Warning: Here comes a picture post!

Do you guys remember this regular, ole picnic basket?

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How about now? Ring a bell yet?

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Good! As you all know, I planned to turn it into my own custom sewing basket after I saw one on Pinterest. Well guess what!? Its done!!

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The outside is spray painted a solid white. Pretty bland, I know. But…..

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Shazaam! Not bland on the inside!

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The basket bottom is lined with a solid “happy orange” as I like to call it.

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The top is also lined with “happy orange” and also has a pocket with elastic in it. The pocket is a light orange with red/orange polka dots.

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I am in L-O-V-E with this ribbon! It has hedgehogs!!! I lined everything with this and even made a little bow for the top.
I am uber excited to fill this baby up and use it like crazy! I’m so happy that it turned out good (IMO). I am not a DIY-er so that just makes this all the more special to me. Also, I am working on making a new matching pincushion that looks like a hedgehog…. So far, it looks like he’ll be so ugly he’s cute…I can live with that! Im also making a matching thread caddy (because we all know I need another!)
In the end, I used 4 fat quarters, 1 1/2 spools of ribbon, 2 cans of spray paint, a whole bunch of hot glue, and the basket. I would estimate it at costing $40 total. So maybe its not the cheaper way to go, but now I have a basket that’s 100% me, and that’s priceless. (I’m sure someone that’s a better bargain hunter would be able to make it for a lot cheaper.)

P.S.

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Guess who else likes it!

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I can’t end this post without a cute kitty pic, now can I?!

Sewing Basket Update

Yesterday I was able to go to JoAnn’s and, among another things, got the stuff I need for my picnic basket turned sewing basket revamp. I got four fat quarters for the inside lining. There are three bright oranges and a softer orange with polka dots that will be used for the pocket on the top.

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I also got a satiny white to color the basket with. My favorite buy of the day probably has to be the ribbon I got to line the edges of the fabric. It has hedgehogs!!!! Squeeeeeee!!!!!

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I can’t wait to get started on this project… But I think it will be best if I wait until I’m done with my Orange Quilt. (Which I haven’t made any progress with since I ran out of thread.) Hopefully I’ll finish him by the end of this weekend… That’s not aiming too high right?

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A Busy Day for the Mailman, Part 2

Yesterday, along with my A for Alligator print, Mr. Mailman also brought me an eBay find all the way from Georgia.
After seeing this on Pinterest (my obsession), I knew had had to have on myself.

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So I ordered a huge (19 1/4″ x 13 3/8″) vintage picnic/sewing basket. I’m so uber excited to transform it!! I just have to figure out how to line it with fabric… and find things to fill it with… This is gonna be fun…

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Im also using his revamped vintage suitcase as inspiration. I love the pocket on the top, so I’ll definitely try to recreate that.

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Dontcha wanna make one now?!?