I know, who has time for that at Christmas time? Well, yesterday was a work day for me and today is actually Christmas here at the homestead. I got home from work and lo and behold everyone was up and ready to open gifts. We opened them and then everyone scattered to do their own thing. I got spoiled by Steve with watches, earrings, and necklaces. Can you believe it he still hasn't got the
Anyway, my very smart daughter gave me the best present of all. She gave me a two sided fabric cutting mat. My old one has been used and abused in the past few years. It was so bad it was dulling and chinking my rotary cutter. :-( Well, this afternoon I had to take that baby for a test drive. I have been pinning like a mad woman on Pinterest recently for craft room organization. I keep seeing these fabulous fabric baskets/ fabric buckets people are using. What a fabulous idea I thought!!!!! ummmm....well.... you all know from the past I share my failures as well as my successes. So today this is a failure BUT not a complete failure.
This is my FIRST attempt at a fabric basket. I
I know it is very flimsy, but I didn't want to go all out in case it didn't work. Uhhhh glad I didn't. lol. As you can see it is not the measurements I had hoped for. :-( BUT all is not lost. It fits my Longaberger market basket protector. SCORE!!!! My original thought was to put all my red fabric scraps in this"basket". Red with red get it???? lol. Can you tell I've been gone for far too long! As you can see all is not lost because unknowingly I made it fit the protector and can still use it.
I think Steve and I have figured out where I went wrong. I'm going to correct my pattern and try again. If it works I will post a tutorial for those who would like to get organized too. I'm off tomorrow so maybe I will either make it tonight or tomorrow. Have a great day and thanks for stopping!