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I found this great tutorial by Pink Penguin on the net for a little fabric basket a while back and thought how cute it was. So . . .

I went ahead and made the little fabric basket . . . which of course would not be complete without a matching pin cushion and needle case and thread catcher! (This thread catcher is made differently to my others – this one is just like a tiny little bag.)

I opted for one piece of fabric for the outside bottom section (rather than pieced) and I added pockets to the inside of mine, which I find quite handy. I toyed with the idea of having handles (like a bag) but in the end went with the original design (basket/side style). And actually they work pretty well for me – after all, it ‘s a bit of a hold-all, not a carry bag. This basket often has the “project of the moment” bits and pieces in it, like embroidery threads etc. It’s just the right size – not too little, not too big.

I had this braid, which I just loved the moment I felt it – so soft and lovely – just waiting for the right project.

All in all, this is one little basket that I find myself using A LOT. And it’s such a cute and quick project to do. It would be great for all sorts of things – a gift bag with sewing stuff inside . . or pretty filled with hair ties for a little girl . . . or in luscious fabrics and filled with chocolates . . . the sky’s the limit really with this one.

What little project has made your world a little brighter?

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I’m starting to have a little collection of thread catchers . . .

They’re just too cute . . .

And easy to make . . .

And a lovely way to use little bits of my favourite fabrics.

These little treasures go together so quickly and are really useful as well. I’ve got one next to the sewing machine . . . and one in my sewing box . . . and one in my sewing bag . . .

I guess you could say I have a weakness for these thread catchers.

What little crafty weakness do you have in your world?

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