I've been needing a bag to transport my sewing projects with me when I take Oscar out to my parents' house to visit. While Grandma and Grandpa are busy playing with grandson number one I often have a chance to work on some projects. I wanted a bag with a flat bottom so I tried out the sewing a bag onto a basket trick. My thumb is a little sore from sewing it on the wrong way 3 or 4 times but now that I've got it figured out I think I might make another small basketbag from a cute little bright green basket I found at Pier 1.
This basket is from Pier 1 also. The fantastic fabric is one of my treasured japanese fabrics that Jen sent me. The cute lace trim came from Melissa.
And what spurred the whole project on was this super cute hand drawn felt patch girl that I just ordered from Momomoogie. It's entitled hmmmpf which is perfect for when I'm working on handsewing projects! I just love Stella's illustrations so much and these patches were too cute to pass up. I think I might need one of those ninjas now!
Tania made these beautiful hand carved tulipwood buttons. I've been dying to use them since she sent them.
grasshoppers playing pool shirting for the lining. I made a little pocket for the lining but it ended up being sewn in behind the basket - bad planning.
Here's everything resting safely on the flat bottom of the basket - my beloved pear pincushion, my seamripper, some thread and this little wicker box that I found at the economy shop sale. I sewed it to the bottom of the basket so it'd stay in place and I could transport little whatnots in there.