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Wednesday, 2 February 2011

More Baskets

Have been busy lining baskets in readiness for the fairs.  The others that I lined ages ago all sold so I have been collecting vintage baskets on my travels.  They are surprisingly easy (for my severe lack of sewing skills anyway) to line with fabric, it is just the finishing off that can be a bit fiddly!!

I am quite pleased with the results.

The larger shopping basket is fully lined with vintage eiderdown fabric and finished with press studs either side to hold it in place, they are covered with eiderdown fabric covered buttons.  I have made a Vichy check lavender heart as a finishing touch.

The smaller basket I have lined with a Vichy check bottom and used antique Toile De Jouy for the sides of the basket.  I stitched elastic around the edges to hold it in place and again finished it off with a covered button and Vichy check lavender heart.
Hope you like them, just several more baskets to go (and a great deal more swearing probably)!!!
Hope you are all having a great week.
Jo xx


  1. Gorgeous, Jo! If you ever find one, I'm after a cherry red eidy for the Munchkin, preferably with little rosebuds on (ok, that's my request not his!)
    Hen x

  2. They all look gorgeous ~ I'm hoping there might be one left when I get to see you sometime!
    Ali x

  3. Lovely Jo, your sewing skills are better than mine!
    T X

  4. ooohhh those are really lovely, what a great way to use vintage fabric to. dee ;-)) x

  5. A tisket a tasket what a pretty basket.. or two! Really look forward to meeting you at the V & H and seeing your lovely creations.


  6. I'm very impressed Jo...something I have never tried to do as it always looks too technical.
    Keep going though...your customers are going to love your handmade goodies.
    Julie x
    Love my cushions and hearts I got from you.....

  7. These look gorgeous :0)
    I'm on the lookout for baskets at the moment as I need more pretty spaces to store my yarns :0)

  8. These are lovely Jo, I hope you are bringing some to the Northampton fair.
    Ann x

  9. They are very appealing - bet you sell them all.
    Ruth x

  10. Hi Jo
    In answer to your question on my blog - no, I don't have a photo of my great grandmother wearing it but my previous post does have photos of my great aunt and my mother wearing it. http://sosovintage.blogspot.com/2007/03/wedding-dresses.html


Many thanks to all of you who leave such lovely messages on my Blog, they are very much appreciated. I will try and reply to you all.
Jo xx