Caravan Sonnet: a lovely tennessee weekend

2/25/13

a lovely tennessee weekend

Hi y'all! I hope that you had a wonderful weekend! Tennessee brought with it some of my favorite "winter" weather (aka: low 60s) ~ it was simply gorgeous. And during this "winter" month I was reminded that Spring is truly on its way.
It was such a lovely weekend. Scamper was even able to spend sometime "outside" "talking" to his friends.
Hahaha... it was a weekend filled with rest, crafting, and quiet (aren't those sometimes the best?) and it was perfect.

One of the things that I wanted to do this weekend was to try to solve the basket problem that I mentioned last week. I received several wonderful suggestions on facebook and ended up modifying a solution that I read about.

 I needed to find fabric to cover the plastic baskets so I headed to Joanns Fabrics. That sounds simple right? Oh.my.word. Have you been to Joanns recently? It is FILLED with TONS of fabric. And tons of beautiful fabric at that.
After looking through rows and rows of fabric I thought I would look at the "remnants" section for some cute and cheaper options. I thought I was in luck with this cute ivory fabric but then I saw the price tag! $31.11 for less than a yard is not in my price range!
And I thought this blue fabric was incredibly cute but I couldn't believe the price tag of $19.99 PER Yard!
I was feeling overwhelmed by the time that I got to the larger material section.
I After searching for a long time I was thrilled to finally find cute material (in my price range)! I then went to buy the supplies I needed to attach the fabric to the plastic baskets and was again amazed at the selection.
FINALLY it all came together!  I am loving the final product and can't wait to share it with you! Check back tomorrow for the final product and instructions!

2 comments:

  1. Hahaha!! I'm pretty sure that is my EXACT "oh crap, that's a lot of fabric options" face! I get so overwhelmed at Joann's - or WORSE, Hancock's!!

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    1. Oh Katie you would have laughed! I seriously looked even more overwhelmed then the picture portrayed. Put me in a scrapbooking paper store anyday and I would have loved it... fabric was a WHOLE new experience! I think I have to wait a little bit before braving Hancocks!

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