Whew, this almost didn’t happen !

I’ve been away a bunch this week. My Mom hasn’t been well and I went to help out.

So, friday rolls around and I was feelin kinda sad because I didn’t have anything finished to blog about. I love seeing what other people are up to so at lunch time I dropped by Amanda’s. Lo and behold she had this super cute little project she had whipped up. “Only takes an hour”, she said ! Well, it took me an hour to pick out the fabric and get it cut out but then I am really slow 🙂


I can certainly see why she says she wants to make 100 of them… and she probably will !

I think there will be more in my future too.

The free tutorial is called Pixie Basket, it is fun and very well written by Heidi Staples.

This little project not only yielded a sweet little basket but I also took the twill tape off (gasp !) a bundle of fat quarters to make the loops. Aaand, I used a pressing sleeve for the first time that I bought at Eaton’s, a large Canadian department store chain that closed in 1999 after operating for 130 years. The price tag was still on it, it was on sale for $8.78 – what a bargain, I knew I would need it someday, lol !


The main fabric is from the Cotton and Steel Homebody line, I had a chuckle when I saw the selvage – how appropriate !

The next photo was taken in my sewing room as the sun was going down. You can see the trees groaning under the heavy snow that came down this morning.


My son is on his way to Lake Louise in the Rocky Mountains to enjoy some skiing with his friends this weekend. Hope the highways are o.k.

Thanks for dropping by !

Linking up to CrazyMomQuilts Finish it up Friday.




4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. mamalovequilts
    Feb 19, 2016 @ 21:10:53

    Cute basket!



  2. allisonreidnem
    Feb 20, 2016 @ 11:33:06

    The basket is lovely. I know what you mean about taking ages to pick out the fabrics for a ‘quick’ project! The snow looks impressive but I guess you can have too much of a good thing?



    • Colleen
      Feb 20, 2016 @ 20:25:05

      Thanks Allison, are you going to try one ? I might make a few more and put Easter treats in them.
      More snow makes for more work – the yard and around the grain bins and bags have to be plowed out but the ground cover and moisture make it well worth the time and trouble.

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