On a recent vintage shopping spree at Provance Vintage fair, I found this lovely basket….. perfect for my on-the-go crochet and knitting projects.
I love the wooden beaded handles, but I had some plans for the boring grey lining and knew that I will find something in my fabric stash that I can use to take the inside from boring to fab!.
This floral fabric is also from a secondhand shop and I really like how this very busy floral fabric blends in with the natural basket colour.
The crochet butterfly pin cushion on the fabric was my first attempt at making a butterfly brooch. I crocheted a bit too loose so the butterfly is really far too big for a brooch, but makes a lovely pin cushion. Here is my butterfly brooch if you are curious.
The fabric was cut to follow the shape of the basket. After sewing it together I stitched it into the basket and voila….
A little fabric pocket for scissors and notions make it very practical.
The first project to enjoy this cosy new basket is the Maddermade Cardigan.
I am busy knitting one for my husband in the most glorious Alpaca yarn from Quenti Alpacas. I highly recommend this pattern if you want to knit a cardigan. The best part is that you can decide how long, fitted or straight the cardigan should be, so you design the pattern with the help of Carrie’s clear instructions. I am not an experienced knitter by the way, so trust me on this!
I am so please with this little project.
Wishing you a creative weekend full of possibilities