"Buttons and patches and the cold wind blowing,
The days pass quickly when I am sewing"
~Author Unknown

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Little Red Riding Hood.....

Long, long ago...a little girl used to ring the doorbell. Her mother would answer and ask who's there. The little girl would always be someone different but her first choice was always Little Red Riding Hood. No matter how many times the little girl rang the doorbell, the mother would come open the door and ask who she was...


Yes, you guessed it...I am Little Red Riding Hood. *wink* So anything with this on it is special to my mother and I. My mother gave me this pretty picture one Christmas. Her Little Red Riding Hood at the door. So when I was at a big indoor fabric market and found some children's fabric with Little Red Riding Hood on it, I knew I had to get some and make a birthday gift for me mother.


I decided on a fabric basket to hold her knitting. I took the measurements from this tutorial and the instructions from this tutorial to sew the basket.


In working with this method, you end up with four corner squares of fabric from the fabric and lining leftover. Rather than waste this fabric, I sewed these pieces together and created a small basket to match the large one. I sewed the method from  the tutorial I used for the measurements since she does hers in 5 pieces for the basket which is what I had left from the large basket adding one extra square from the fabric I had left. Clear as mud? *grins* I got two basket out of a half meter of fabric and still have a fat quarter left for something else.


They were fun to sew and easy to follow the tutorials. A great way to make a project basket for knitting, crocheting, stitching or quilting.


Happy birthday again Mom from Little Red Riding Hood!

21 comments:

garden2day said...

This is such a cute story and those are wonderful baskets for mom's goodies. I know she must be so proud!

barbara said...

I love this post, Heidi! :)

Deborah said...

Wonderful story and the bags and basket are lovely. I am sure that your mom will love them.

Nancy said...

I love the baskets and I sure do love MY Little Red Riding Hood. We will never forget the time you rang the doorbell. Since you never grew up yet, you better use the fat quarter for something for youuuuuuuuuuu.
Love you, Mom

Jackie said...

Your mother is going to be touched beyond words! I love both the bag and basket and I really like the loopy trim on the bag.

Marsha said...

What a great story. The baskets look really really cute. I know she'll like it 'cause I sure do!

Christine said...

Such a sweet story and the baskets are beautiful.
Really economical on fabric too, I'm off to check out the tutorials

Rowan said...

THose are great - hope your Mom had a lovely birthday, I'm sure she enjoyed her gifts. She sounds like my mum, in my case I loved reading books about girls at boarding school and longed to go to one myself. I couldn't (and I now realise that I would have hated it if I had!) so I pretended and my Mum was always 'Matron'

Pondside said...

What a lovely gift for your mother. It's lovely to have those special traditions between you!

Willy said...

Hej Heidi, wat een mooi verhaal en foto's. De stofjes zijn ook prachtig en leuke spulletjes heb je er van gemaakt. Gefeliciteerd nog met je mam.
Groetjes,

Lida said...

Lovely story and lovely presents for your Mam, hope she will enjoy and use them for a long time, greetings
Lida

quilt32 said...

Such cute baskets. I used to have a guest room that my daughter decorated with Red Riding Hood items she had collected over the years.
Lillian
lillianscupboard.wordpress.com

Linda said...

That is so cute. Mom's can be so great. I love the baskets. I've been wanting to make something like this, but I haven't been able to get myself in the sewing mode yet. Too busy with my books and cross-stitch.

milly said...

Hello Heidi

What a lovely story!

Your finishes are beautiful, your Mum must love hers.

Happy Stitching!

Anonymous said...

Het verhaal past heel mooi bij de stofjes, of de stofjes bij het verhaal. Hoe dan ook het is een erg leuk idee voor Nancy.
Een vrolijk stelletje, echt iets voor haar.
Liefs en huygies, Bep.

Susan in SC said...

Heidi - this is one of the sweetest presents I have read about. The baskets are beautiful and knowing that Nancy loves knitting makes it oh so special! I just LOVE both of them!

jillyヅ said...

It is so sweet to read about the wonderful relationship you and your Mom have. I always read her comments and chuckle. She is such a Mom...all good.

blessings, jilly

Catherine said...

What a sweet story you share with your mother!

GardenofDaisies said...

I love the baskets you made from the Little REd Riding hood fabrics. That is a sweet memory from your childhood, and I'm sure your mother loved the gifts.

Ginny said...

These are great!

Jantine said...

You are wrong, I was little red riding hood ;-) when I was a kid...
I really love the fabric and I think your mum will appreciate it too!