Tuesday, January 31, 2012

tiny trash can and a new pattern

This is another one of those projects that I've been meaning to make for awhile. It's a cute little "trash can" to use while I do my handwork projects. I was using a clear plastic baggie (which felt so incredibly lame) so this fabric version is a major upgrade. I used some treasured Kaffe fabric for the outside and Montecito fabric for the lining. For once I didn't use "junk" fabric for my first try. Maybe there IS hope for me and my fabric hoarding tendencies after all?!?!
It's flexible, so it folds up and fits nicely in my little travel box. It was super quick to construct-I think it took me longer to get a half decent photo than it took me to sew it up. Hurray for an instant gratification project!

Now for a non-instant gratification project...I have a new pattern up for sale in my shop!
This quilt, Lazy Summer Days, was originally designed for the Sew Hip Magazine as a mystery quilt pattern. I'm happy to announce that it's finally for sale as a stand alone pdf pattern. If you are not a pastel lover it looks great in bolder colors, too. You can read more details about the pattern and purchase it here.

29 comments:

Tegan said...

I'm going to have to sew myself a little trash can like that for my hand sewing work! My husband is going to kill me if he finds any more threads all over the floor and lounge!

Allison said...

I definitely need to make one of these. I always have strings on my clothes and around my chair. Is there a post on your blog that shows how to make the diamonds that is in the picture? I really love your quilts.

Suzanne said...

I use the craziest things to capture my little thread snips. I have thought about making something cute like you and Ayumi have but I still haven't settled on a color scheme or theme for my room yet. I'm inspired by your cute basket, though!

Richard Healey said...

I like the trash can have seen a bunch lately. They are cool. The quilts look nice.

http//richardquilts.blogspot.com

Brandie said...

Love the trash can.I think I NEED one. I have thread everywhere!

Live a Colorful Life said...

I definitely need a little trash can, small and portable. And your pattern is awesome!

Clair said...

You go, sister!

Johanna said...

Love the little trash can! I had a ceramic "snippits" jar that I used. However, one of my kids broke it. She was very upset, poor thing. This looks a little less breakable! The quilt is wonderful too, I do believe I need to add that onto my list of projects. Just four left to finish before I can start any new ones.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow. That little trash can would solve the issue of being out and about with handwork and where to put all those little snippets. You're a Thinker, you are, Ms. CrazyMom. I Love it!

m @ random musings said...

don't you just love the 60-degree stars quilt? I was never so organized as to leave the house with it, but such a rewarding project! Can't wait to see yours =)

Kasey said...

That's such a cute trash can! I'm sitting here hand stitching a rose star, and can almost hear my husband complaining about the threads that will inevitably end up on his uniform! Guess I should whip something up. I love small projects like that!

Mama Pea said...

Your little trash can is so cute! Well done. And congrats on getting the pattern out. It is really awesome!

Annalia said...

Nice can!...um...that sounded wrong. I loved the hand stitching. Been trying to do more of that myself. :)

Nova said...

well you know I'm gonna love the trash can! gorgeous stitches :)
x

Jennifer C. said...

It's so much prettier than my old tupperware container;-) Beautiful!

wannabegodly said...

Very cute little trash bag! And I like that it folds to be more portable. I'll have to make one to have while my girls have their music lessons. I don't like leaving little threads all over.

rossana9041 said...

cute little basket. Love the bold color quilt version too.

angela said...

I hunted fruitlessly to find a state side copy of the mystery quilt - so happy to see it in your shop!

Mrsblocko said...

So how did you make the little trash can? And what are you making with your diamonds!? Are you using quilt patis or something else? I want to start a traveling project like this, but can't seem to find a place that sells the quilt patis...even online. They're all out of stock. yikes!

Zoƫ said...

love the pattern.

Gramma Quilter said...

Cool. I noticed the diamonds of EPP. Is a sneak peak possible? Love your blog!
D

Bridgidk said...

I LOVE the trash can idea. But I have a question, where did you come up with the pattern for it? If I tried to make one it probably wouldn't stand up. LOL!
Bridgidk@verizon.net

Susie at ProsperityStuff said...

LOVE the cute little trash can. That is just what I need. My EPP & yo-yo projects NEED a little trashcan. Now I know what to make. THANKS!

KaylieneO said...

That little trash can is a great idea! I'm always leaving scraps of fabric and threads around and they get on everything! I may need to make this soon...

Betty said...

I'm so glad you've decided to sell your patterns!!
You are so worth it!!

quirky granola girl said...

i've been meaning to make a thread catcher forever. i never thought about how much i could use one by the couch (where i do my hand piecing). another item for the never ending list :)

quiltyknitwit said...

Just found your blog - you are incredibly creative! I'm very inspired by your projects.

Smilie Mommy said...

I <3 this little trashcan :-)

Anonymous said...

Any chance of a tip on how to do this little can for the less talented? :)
Love you projects!