Thursday, March 24, 2011

A Tisket, A Tasket


I purchased an Easter basket the other day when I was at JoAnn Fabrics.  The wonderful blue color caught my eye.  When I got home I noticed the liner was faded on one side from the sun.  Oh, I can fix that, I said to myself.


After looking at many fabrics I came to the conclusion that I was going to have to cut into my much loved stash of Lecien, "Flower Sugar".  I really had to talk myself into it.  Then I had a fabric ephiphany.


I have saved this stack of fabric for over a year now and refused to cut into it until I had just the "right" project.  So needless to say, it was buried with the rest of the fabric in my cabinet and I wasn't enjoying any of it.  At the rate I am going with projects, it could be quite some time before I find just the "right" project to make with it.  A few little pieces was all it took to make the liner.  I still have plenty left.  I urge you today to use  your favortie fabrics, isn't that what they were purchased for in the first place?  Blessings!


Joyfully,

16 comments:

  1. What a cute liner! I love that you used the fabric.... It really turned out great! :) I love good Easter Basket!

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  2. Well I think you made a good choice I LOVE it! oxox, Diane

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  3. It turned out just beautiful.

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  4. It looks lovely and fresh...I especially love the crocheted chicks :) Happy crafting, Jenny

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  5. That's a beautiful liner you made. You will enjoy looking at that fabric. We should all use and enjoy the precious things we have as we can't take them with us when we pass!

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  6. Oh how darling Renee. :o)
    And those sweet little chicks look very cozy. :o)
    Good advice! I can not wait to begin sewing our king sized quilt, because so many dear fabrics are going into it! :o)
    Have a wonderful day.
    Sincerely, Trish

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  7. How cute is that!!! :)
    You are so talented Renee. I could not make a liner to save my life! It is very pretty and just perfect for Easter. I am proud of you for cutting into your stash. :)

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  8. Oh but it's hard isn't it Renee? I have some flower sugar stashed too. I'll use it some day, but I do love to just look at it. Yours made an adorable liner, do I see little crochet chickens and bunnies in there?!

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  9. That is the most beautiful basket and you can use it year round! Aren't you happy you decided to cut into that special fabric? I do the same thing with favorite scrapbook paper. Sometimes we must remind ourselves, if we cannot see it and enjoy it each day then how can it remain our favorite?! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  10. It is hard to cut into treasured fabric, but I am so glad you did. This is darling!

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  11. I love your little basket filled with chicks.

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  12. Very pretty fabric! Looks like we have similar weather. SNOWED yesterday :(
    Deb

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  13. So very cute! Yes, use your great stuff - you deserve to; and there will other great fabrics manufactured all the time.

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  14. Just 'so right' for an easter basket, chicks and bunnies! Blessings!

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  15. Your sew right..I have stashes that I must get at!..Thanks for inspiring me!

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  16. Lovely! That is great advice. I am going to have to start using my cherished favorites.

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