Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Fabric Basket Tute now Printable!

Hi all! Thank you for your sweet comments/e-mails.
I always love to hear from you!

One of the most requests I've had was to make the
fabric basket tutorial printable. Many of you have
told me how you had difficulties trying to print out the
post and asked me to make a PDF for it. And here it is!
I finally created a PDF for the fabric basket tutorial.

I'm sorry it took me ages to get this available for you.
I finally figured out how to convert a word document
into a pdf, (which was extremely simple by the way with
this website's help), so I am now more encouraged to make
my future tutorials available in PDFs!

Speaking of tutorials, several of you have given me
suggestions to make a tute for the puffy pouch I've
made recently. I would LOVE to make the tutorial except
that I am not sure if involving a flex frame is a good idea.
I've noticed that the more universal my tutorial is,
the more people enjoy creating items off of the tutorial,
which makes a lot of sense. I would rather make a tute
that everyone can enjoy without much trouble finding
materials, so I would like to ask you to vote now ;D

balls for Yui

I started getting busy making Christmas gifts
now that my finals are almost over! Woo hoo!
These are my third and fourth fabric balls
I've made this week. The first two were given to
Taihei, the boy I babysit, for his 2nd birthday.
I forgot to take pictures of them but I loved how
they turned out so much that I had to have a go at
making more and these are now on their ways to
my friend's baby girl in Japan.

balls for Yui

I stamped her name on the little balls, which
I think made the gifts more personal and special ;)
The tutorial I used was this one by
Tanya of Grand Revival Designs.
I love how simple and quick this project is, so I know
I'll be making more and more. haha.
(When I learn to make something easy and quick,
I can't go without making several at least.)

bath fizzy

And I made bath bombs using Christmas-themed
soap molds. I've made tons and tons of these
in the past and I just love how recipients are
always fascinated to try it out. These are going
to be for my friends I worked on a school project with.
I love gift-giving, because to me that is the best way
to show how much I appreciate how they are.

Bath Bombs are super easy to make and the tutorials
are everywhere online, and soap molds are available
in many online shops like this one as well!

Thanks for coming and reading!!



  1. I hope even more people make your adorable fabric basket now. I've made at least two and can barely part with them. Thank you!

  2. Thank you for the PDF tutorial for the fabric basket (just in time for the holiday gift making season)! I enjoy your blog very much :) いつも楽しませてもらっています♪

  3. Gorgeous creations!

    Thanks for the PDF!!!

  4. I tried to open the PDF, but it doesn't seem to be working. I will try again later!

    Can I say both for the poll? I'd like to find some flex frames and make a similar pouch to yours, but you're right that it makes it more universal to do a tutorial with items that are easily accessible for most.

    Love the balls too, they're so cute!

  5. Thanks for making the pdf file, I've really enjoyed making your fabric baskets!

    I'd love to see a tutorial for the puffy pouch, it is a such a cute idea. I don't mind at all if I had to buy a flex frame, but it would be cool if there was a way to make the pouch without one too!

  6. Thanks for the tutorial!

    In the past I have tried to make bath bombs, but mine always crumbled before they were supposed to.

  7. You are a very special person who cares about your blog friends.
    I wanto to thank you so much for your concern and for giving us so many beautiful tutorials.
    Thank you so much!!!!

  8. 1st--thank you for the basket tutorial--i made over 30 of them last year (i know!) but not patchwork so much easier--as christmas presents--THANK YOU!!! and yes, i do want to learn how to use flex frames--this year, i'm making little coin purses with regular purse frames. so next year's christmas presents will be flex frames :-)

  9. thank you for the tutorial ... I'm a knitter and have been a bit of a quandry with what to do with all my yarn and this bag would be lovely for all of it!
    you are very generous to share!

  10. Thank you so much everyone!

    I hope the link is working now for you. It seems that there is a limit to how many people can access the page at once, so you may have clicked on the link when many others were viewing.
    I am thinking that I might make both tutorials, one with a flex frame and one without. I'll see how it goes.. ;) thanks for your idea!!

    K. Anne-
    That used to happen to me all the time too until I found out that adding a little bit of oil helps a lot. If you add some oil and reduce the amount of water, bath bombs come out nicely firm and it's not so easy to get crumbed. Also, if you use silicon molds, you can put it in the oven for a few minutes before taking it out of the molds. That way, bath bombs come out hard and dry ;)

    Again, Thanks everyone!!

  11. Love the fabric balls! I've got to try those.

  12. High time I wrote you also because I have had so much fun reading your blog, sharing your ideas, looking at your beautiful homemade work. I admire you for your good ideas and I would like to thank you for letting us take part in your work. I have learned so much from you. Also thanks for the references to those flex frames because I had no idea where to get them here in Germany. Now I know! As to the voting: I guess I would try both. I think your pouch is so very cute that I would probably try one with a flex frame and one without and then see which I liked best. So all I can say I would love to have a tutorial because I like those pouches very much and would love to have a go at it. Wishing you a Merry Christmas from Germany.

  13. Thank you very much for the PDF! And I love reading your blog. It's always very inspirational. ^__^

  14. Hi! Just to let you know, I have a supply of the 5 inch frames in my shop again! Looking forward to seeing your tutorial! Merry Chritmas and a happy new year!

  15. こんにちは! I guess this is my second comment on this post...I just wanted to let you know that I made a larger version of your fabric basket and posted on my blog today, since I liked your original basket so much... thanks a bunch for all the sewing inspirations, always :)

  16. Hey! Those are the bath soap things you gave us! Haha. I am finally looking over your blog. I also e-mailed a link to my mom. She doesn't really sew, but she's into lots of crafts. You need to open your own shop!!

  17. I am sorry but i can not Print the google doc PDF file ???

  18. Thank you everyone!

    I changed the link to the PDF so it should work fine now!

  19. Wow is really cool that you live in tokyo.
    I like the bag, i guess that my wife will love this a lot.

  20. Love love love your basket!! Found you on Pinterest :)


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