Sunday, November 7, 2010

Bags : Tiny Baskets




This week I finished six tiny baskets with traditional costume couples from The Netherlands. I found these tiny cross stitch patterns in a vintage embroidery book and I loved them. When I was a teenager (ahum, pretty long time ago) I had my legs several times in plaster (don't ask, but I was a fanatic sporter), and it is from that time on that I started to make cross stitch embroideries. I think I did not make any cross stitch anymore in the last 20 years or so, but when I saw these charming couples in folk dress, I had to make them.

And then I bought this gorgeous vintage linen tablecloth on a flea market in the nearby town, beautifully coarse and stiff. Perfect for making baskets. I lined them with remnants of an old fabric I bought once in Staphorst (must be at least 30 years old); I bought lots of this fabric back then to make me bed clothes from it. So, the whole set has a real vintage and traditional flair.

And they are for sale in my P8Accessories etsy shop ! There are more little baskets in the make .....

9 comments:

::: PetitPlat Food Art ::: said...

soo adorable! Love them :)

zsazsazsu said...

beautiful and original handmade work !

BlueTerracotta said...

So very cute and useful too! I see you've put buttons in them!

Naomi said...

Super cute homes for your buttons dear! Lovely little baskets :-D

dindi said...

I like them a lot!

BHB Kidstyle said...

Lovely little baskets!

gr8jewellery said...

I love these! Absolutely wonderful!!

Marion Pannekoek said...

I see you are real hooked on making those tiny baskets now Petronella!
They are not only lovely, but real practical too, I use mine all the time!

Bigbluebed said...

These are so sweet. Love them.