Thursday, February 28, 2013

A Last Minute Pin and the Wrap-Up

Another Pin It/Do It Challenge is at an end, but I managed to slip one final project under the wire.  I signed up for an Easter swap on the Farm Girl Sisterhood, so I was browsing my Pinterest craft board for ideas to include.  I found this little basket from Ayumi at Pink Penguin:

With the right fabric, it could look Easter-ish, so I dug through my stash and found a cheerful floral and coordinating pink print.  I chose to skip the patchwork portion - mainly because I didn't want to dig for more fabrics.  I'm very happy with the finished project.  The base measures approximately 6"x4" and it's about 6" tall - perfect for holding a few Easter goodies.  Or - on the bathroom counter for makeup, in the sewing room for catching fabric scraps, on the end table to hold bookmarks, pens and sticky notes for reading.  I may be whipping up lots of these. The whole thing, including looking for fabric, took less than an hour.

Here's my finished basket.  If you happen to be my partner for the Easter swap, don't look!

The basket brings my total for the February challenge to 11.  

  1. Pillowcase Apron
  2. Iced Green Tea Lime Cooler
  3. Baked Zuchinni Sticks
  4. Gift Tags
  5. Georgia Peach
  6. Rolled Paper Cross
  7. Coffee Mug Pincushion
  8. Chair Arm Pincushion
  9. 100 Calorie Snack Packs
  10. Beach Signs
  11. Fabric Basket

The Pin It/Do It Challenges are hosted by Trish @ Love, Laughter and a Touch of Insanity.  They usually roll around every 3-4 months, so keep your eye on her blog or watch for an announcement here, and join in next time.


  1. Great job! I don't think i'll quite meet my Pin Obsessed challenge this time round :(

  2. Love the basket!!! You did a great job with all of your projects and my absolute favorite is the beach signs!!! They are amazing and although sometimes I know you like to have a little variation - these were awesome in that they look just like the pin!!! Great bathroom redo!