(bongo not included)
it’s for our out-of-town friends Lee & Erin, who welcomed their second little guy in March. he’s a super sweet and adorable little redheaded fella; we got to go meet him the other weekend. he inherited his big brother’s nursery, with gray walls and a bit of a whale/nautical theme, so i played off that and added some brighter colors in there too for his basket.
the moons are heather ross, used most notably here, the binding is kona olive, the blue/gray faux bois faric is from camp modern by jay-cyn designs for birch fabrics (available here, though i got mine at bolt) and the lining fabric is also by jay-cyn designs, from storybook II (available here, though mine was sent to me by Jess).
if you go check out the divided basket pattern, you’ll see a very similar pieced front pocket. because i’m a big ol’ copycat.
anyway, once again, i LOVED sewing this basket. it’s a super fun project – it feels like you’re doing a bunch of different techniques and the finishes are all clean and logical, not stressful, so it’s just a joy. pretty quick, too. only problem was i ran out of interfacing, so i spray-basted some ikea canvas to the back outer panel for structure – it worked! (thanks for the idea, Jess)
i still haven’t made one of these to keep yet. i keep making them, loving them, and giving them away!
but the babies need them.
so this is a tiny peek at O’s room – Erin painted this elephant for Em’s nursery before she was born so i figured it was an appropriate backdrop. she put her spin on one we found at a baby decor store.
quick side notes: did you know you can now order heather ross’s older out-of-print designs on spoonflower? and has anyone put in a pre-order for briar rose? i’m kind of drooling all over it – it’s so sweet and summery!
come back for a fun blog-related announcement tomorrow!