I have a lovely traditional shopping basket that I like to use when I go to the butcher in the village.
It wasn’t always mine but it is in good condition. It has an original elasticated fabric cover that I absolutely hate so I decided to make a new one.
The original one has lots of raggedy edges and some questionable sewing skills so I suspect it was quite mass produced for very little cost. The colours and the pattern are just not me at all.
So I hunted through my growing piles of vintage fabrics to find the right colour and pattern for the job. I found pair of sweet pale grey blue curtains when I went searching that were just perfect to give this lovely little basket a nice coat.
And here it is. I’m very pleased with it and I think the pattern and colour are perfect for such a lovely thing.
It would appear that I have a weakness for baskets and have a couple more that I think could also benefit from a cover each. We’ll see.