Yea! I got a little crafting time this weekend, and now that Easter crafting is over, I'm setting my sights on churning out several of these fabric buckets for Christmas giving. Yeah, kind of early to making Christmas gifts, I know, but I have strong feelings about getting as much done as early (insanely early is my wish) as possible so that we might really relax and enjoy the true meaning of Christmas this year. My plan is to fill these buckets with homemade treats such as jams, candied nuts, little cookie boxes or whatever we are doing closer to the time (maybe candied orange peels, since we grow so many oranges). My first attempt at a fabric bucket was here. I like this one much better. It's interlined with Peltex so it's much stiffer and these handles are much more practical. I also like the cleaner lines on this one.
It's certainly not perfectly sewn, but I'm no perfectionist. My goal in all of this is to give a heartfelt gift that is useful, somewhat personal, and does not pollute the earth.
Here's a preview of the next one. I have quite a bit of this linen just laying around, but I might do some in a nice practical canvas too if I run out of linen.