New in my shop: fabric storage buckets | How About Orange

January 21, 2009

New in my shop: fabric storage buckets

My mom sent over some adorable storage buckets she made from my fabric, now for sale in my Etsy shop! They're reinforced with very heavy interfacing which makes them so sturdy, you can set a big dictionary on top and they won't buckle. These are not tiny, wimpy buckets, no siree. Perfect for storing pretty much anything.

Update: sold out in one day. But more go into the shop next week!

37 comments:

Abby Soderberg said...

I love your fabric! And all the fun things you do with it :)

holly said...

cute! I had to share this etsy find with you because i think you'll love it.

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=16337635

i haven't commented on here before but i check the blog every week - and i even made one of those paper wreaths you posted on a while back!

Andrea said...

Those are so pretty!

Jess said...

Holly, how fun! Thanks for sharing. And for saying hello. Abby, Andrea, hi to you, too. Thanks!

J for Jendetta said...

sooo cute!!! talented mama!propprop

Andi said...

Absolutely gorgeous.
What a clever family!!

Christina Hill said...

Gorgeous. Love the design and colours!

modkidboutique said...

WOW! How cool are these!?! Your mom rocks!!!

Tanna said...

I love this idea and your fabrics! I just posted it on my site. Thanks for sharing!

Carmen Rose said...

Very cute! And great idea!

Grandma G said...

Gee, thanks! 'Course it's the FABRIC that makes them so cool/cute. I only putz around putting them together. ;-)

MumtheSewer

creativegals said...

So chic! I wish they matched something in my house!

Megumi said...

Oh, that's a great idea!
I've been wondering how to decorate the dustbins at school.

Candied Fabrics said...

These are awesome! Tell your Mom she does great work...I made some like these a couple of years ago and had a horrible time sewing the bottom to the sides, using Peltex as the interfacing that was already fused to the fabric. Tell her that inquiring minds would love to know any tips she has for assembling these!

Rucas said...

Very Beautiful. I love the fabrics!!

Larissa Holland said...

you and your talented mom make quite a team.

Grandma G said...

Candied Fabrics: Thank you for your kind words. As for tips... I completely understand what you're saying about the horrible time sewing them together! So I think you'll understand that considering how many hours it took and how much hair I pulled out trying to figure out a way to do it efficiently, I'm going to keep my "trade secret" a secret, rather than let everyone know how to do them so they can make their own instead of buying mine. (Well, if they knew, they still probably wouldn't want to make their own, but I'm not taking any chances.) ;-) All things considered, I'd say the price is a bargain as it is.

(It IS tempting to tell you, though, just because we share the same first name.) ;-)

Jess's mom

Ashlee said...

Adorable!

Heather said...

I love these. I'm thinking I'll do an orange room for my daughter with these little beauties everywhere. I'm waiting for the fabric to arrive before I pick a paint color. So cute!

freddygirl said...

Those are so adorable! I'm off to Etsy as I type...

Annady said...

What a talented family. You're so lucky to have a mom like that!

Cicada Studio said...

Your mom rocks!

Emily Pope said...

Oh no, are they sold out? I didn't see them in the Etsy shop.

I hope your mom makes some more–they're fabulous!

Jess said...

Uh, buckets are all sold out! That was fast. But not to worry--more are in progress!

NerdMom said...

Those are great! If you ever need a reviewer, I could definitely try those out for you;).

Anonymous said...

There's none left! Wah.

Heather said...

I bought the last two...sorry. I had to have them and from the sounds of it they are labor intensive so wasn't sure if I could wait for round 2!

Rebecca said...

SO cute! Boy do I want a sewing machine...and a few quick lessons. Then I could buy your storage buckets for all of my sewing needs.

Grandma G said...

Thanks for buying, Heather... and whoever else bought the other two. It thrills me that they went so fast!

And yes, there are more in the works, which I shall hand deliver to Jess this weekend, so check the shop on Monday! Normally I have to mail them to her, which adds an extra couple of days to the process, which is kind of a bummer.

The Masked Mommy said...

I love these! Your fabric is too cute! I have an award for you today on my blog. Drop by if you'd like to receive it!

amber of TheAmberShow said...

your mom is awesome

Tee said...

Ooh I am envious of the shoppers who snatched up the fabric buckets, they are great. Truthfully, though, I am not only jealous of your Mom's sewing expertise but that (I am guessing) she has "bolts" of your fabrics in her sewing room. How fun would that be?

Jess said...

Probably more like folded piles, I'd say.

Grandma G said...

Yeah, those original 46 yards are dwindling. But they do make for a lovely, colorful display in my sewing room! And so fun to sew on those bright colors during the dreary winter days!

solsticehome said...

so great! waiting for more in your etsy shop. love the great ideas on this blog!
sue

Hannah Nunn said...

you should makelampshades. they'd be great!

Hannah Nunn said...

you should makelampshades. they'd be great!

ShareThis