I spent some fun time last week stitching up these sweet little baskets. On Thursday I had several doctor appointments (get it over with at once!) and this was the perfect project to bring with me.
Ann taught this at a recent Homewood Embroiderer's Guild meeting. They're paper pieced pentagons and they make sturdy baskets. I have to admit I totally copied World Embroideries' blue basket (down to the clever contrasting center). I think hers is nicer but I still like mine. (My first attempt was so badly stitched I covered the seams with ribbon to hide them.)
All are wintry/holiday fabrics and I think the hanging ones will make nice ornaments, perhaps with a few candies in them. The sitting ones will also hold candy, but I was thinking perhaps rings or thimbles...
A while back I ordered two kits from Vintage Vogue for their signature Victorian Heart Pin and then forgot all about them--the kits were on backorder. They arrived last week and I put the first together this weekend. The instructions are clear, the materials generous and I had a lot of fun creating the pin. Choosing the colors for the flowers and the placement is a fun challenge. I've set the second kit aside until I finish this month's TIF.