i don’t often do “commissioned projects,” but my uncle asked me to make a divided basket for a co-worker’s baby shower and i went for it! so this is the project that snuck up on me during KCW.
i said yes to his request because first of all, i was flattered, but also because he wanted a Noodlehead divided basket (something i love to sew), and gave me lots of creative freedom (“rich earth tones”)…and originally the timeline was generous too (a game of family telephone suddenly made it urgent, hehe).
from cutting out the pieces to finish, this took me 1.5 hours. timed myself. it is my FOURTH divided basket though (one, two three) and i barely have to read the instructions anymore. such a great pattern by Anna. 🙂
the fabric is Echino bicycles in brown (a gift from Cherie from the LA fabric district) with my go-to Denyse Schmidt for JoAnn gold “solid-not-solid” as trim. the inside is a celery-colored kona or moda bella solid, not sure which. figured bikes were a safe bet here in Portland, often named the most bike-friendly city in the U.S.
i emailed my uncle a list of my favorite “essential” baby items and a couple favorite board books, which he stuffed in there and gave to his co-worker.
fun, quick little commissioned project, though i STILL haven’t made one for myself yet! maybe once we start pulling my new little guy’s nursery together (i started an idea board on pinterest, wanna see?).