Friday, January 27, 2012

patchwork bucket


I must admitted I laugh when I taped { patchwork bucket} for this project! I am not sure if { bucket} is the right word, but that's how S called it! { My new bucket}! I used the longer and large fabric scraps for this {patchwork bucket} project. I have this project in mind for a very long time, but sometimes, yes it is excuse for not having time to make one!

When S was little I got her lots wooden blocks and she still enjoys them these days, but the funny catch up that I have with her lately is she is putting her name on many of them. Some of them are her stuffed animal's names and some were just shapes. She loves build houses from them and she is going to be 8 in 8 days! These blocks were in a original zipped bag that came with the order, but it was hard for her to pull out and zip back then she didn't want to play these blocks for a long time because of the heavy bag and hard to pull out from the toy box.

When we rearranged the apartment I found my first {patchwork bucket} that I made when S was one. Everything is hand stitched. I didn't have a sewing machine back then and I was making bags mostly. I enjoy hand-stitch everything! This bucket was for her dippers and bottles back then. When I found it again, I gave it to S for her wooden blocks. However the bucket is a bit small to hold all the blocks.Then the problem is that I was seeing blocks everywhere in our apartment. oh.. yes! That did make me crazy for awhile! I would stepped on them and it really hurt! ouch is the word! 

I used the lid that I have from my biggest pot as drawing template! It worked! Although I would love to have a real compass for my sewing project.

This bucket holds all the wooden blocks and still have some room on the top! It is Perfect. perFect. perfect size and shape for S!! She Loves Loves it!

She asked me if I can make a few more for her other toys! I shall will be able to use up more scraps! Recently I really try hard to used up my scraps and finished some older projects rather then start something new and feeling pressure to finish. I love these small projects that allow me to finish on time and feel accomplished!

xxC

12 comments:

  1. What a great idea! I may have to steal it....soft organization is a bonus with two toddlers around.

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    1. Yes! they are great for children! It is also easy to clean up! I often threw them in washer and dryer!

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  2. I love making fabric buckets, they're great for storage. Yours is so fun looking!

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    1. Thanks! I think they are fun and a great way to use up scraps! :)

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  3. Love the patchwork bucket.....great idea and nice work!

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    1. Thank you! If you make one I'd love to see

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  4. I love it! It looks great and it's so cute that she loves it so much (that's really the best part) :)

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  5. Yeah! She loves it! I hope to make a few more, so she can take them with her when she is going to studio with me!

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  6. so very cute! I love how all of the scraps makes it look so happy!

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  7. love the bucket!! those kind of patckwork proyects are very enjoyables!

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    1. The scarp bowl is refilled again.. I will have more scraps for sewing little projects.

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