Friday, May 27, 2011

It's Time For May's 'Strut Your Stuff'!

Wow the end of May is almost here.  For those of us in these United States, we'll enjoy a long weekend, full of family fun and hopefully some barbecuing.  It's going to be tropically hot here in Michigan...so maybe no sewing...

I did finish my May Christmas gift.  I used the little fabric basket tutorial from Pink Penguin, so so cute!

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I plan to fill it with either tea things, or bath things.  Not sure which yet.

I finally got a picture of our give-away gift for May. 

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They come this time from Lyn at BlueBird Quilts, and Cyndi from Bluebird's Wing.   Our bluebird friends are so generous!  Thank you girls!

Remember, to enter the give-away you must link up on this post with Mr. Linky, to your post of the Christmas gift you made for this month.  And don't forget to add your pics to our flickr group, or just go browse the pics for some wonderful inspiration!  Gorgeous gifts there. 

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


43 comments:

Cyndi said...

Oh Allie, that little basket is sooo cute! I've seen that tutorial and have been wanting to make some of those - filled with little goodies, they will make perfect gifts. And, since your fabric has tea cups and kitchen items, I think it would be perfect to fill with tea things!

I'll be talking to you soon!

XOXO,

Cyndi

West Michigan Quilter said...

Your basket is so cute. Love those fabrics. What a great idea to make several now and fill them at Christmas time. Thanks for the suggestion.

Home Designs by Amanda said...

Adorable baskets! I went straight to the tutorial and can't wait to go make one...the directions are printing right now ;)
Happy Memorial Day!

Linda said...

Love the basket!

ayumills said...

The fabric basket is so cute!!

Joy said...

Just love your basket Allie ... the fabric is SO cute!!! Your giveaway is gawjus too ... love that Brandy Gully pattern!!
Big hugs,
Joy :o)

GerryART said...

Oh, dear, I feel a new fabric basket coming on ! ! !
You're truly cute fab basket is so darn cute!
hugs,
Gerry

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

I love that basket...I have that tutorial printed and saved....on my list of projects that I want to make. I'd be embarrased for people to know how long my "want to make" list really is.

Smiles,
Kelly

Cheryll said...

I LoVe this basket... but I love everything you do! Nice xmas gift for someone too!
Thanks for the incentive to get things done! and a big thank you to "the girls" for the gifts! :)

Michelle Ridgway said...

Beautiful basket and it would be lovely filled to the brim with goodies!! Enjoy your long weekend.

Elisa said...

Love the basket! I've saved the tutorial but haven't found the time yet! This is nudging me closer to getting it done :)

BubzRugz said...

Georgeous basket... and you will have fun filling it I think... I think I must try and do at least one of them...
Hugz

Mama Pea said...

Your basket is too cute! I just think it's great how well you're doing with this!

John'aLee said...

Oh that basket is soooo adorable!!

Melody said...

Hi lovely Allie, Your little basket is so cute.
Hope the storms have settled down a bit for you. So terrible for everyone there.

Val said...

Love the basket. Think I might try one of those. I love the giveaway so have to be in this one :)

Kim D. said...

Your basket is so adorable Allie! It will make a wonderful Christmas gift.

Too many eggs said...

what are a really lovely little basket, will be popping over to find that pattern, my mum would love the basket and i can fill it with tea things, she will just adore

Jan said...

Your little basket is so cute and I love the fabric you used! Enjoy the long week-end!!

Talin's Corner said...

Your fabric basket came out so nice. Oh it definitely has to be tea things with the fabrics that you used. Love the tea/coffee cups and fork and knife fabrics. Let us know what you decide to use it for.

Sandra :) said...

That's an adorable basket - what a sweet fabric line :) I love making Ayumi's baskets - I have one cut out of Canada fabric as part of a birthday gift for next month :)

Martha said...

Oh, I do wish I had something to add this month. Your little basket is adorable -- such cute fabric.

I'll be back in the club after the wedding, though -- don't count me out!

happy rosie said...

love your little bag
I have been away from computer for over a week> I looked at your photo's oh what terriable floods. Hope all your friends and famliy are safe.
cheers

Shelley said...

That fabric is so cute!! Did you fussy cut those squares all from the same fabric? Trying to study it here...LOL I just love it!!

Lisa said...

Love that basket, your fabric is great and it just looks so fresh.

Wendy said...

Lovely basket Allie, I must get round to making one. I'm a failure this month, I just haven't made any presents at all.

soggibottom said...

Allie so good to see your purse/bag/basket. :-) Finished too :-) xxx

Vicki ♥ said...

Love your darling basket Allie...I have made a few of these and really need to make a few more :) Yours is sew pretty :) Love your goodies for the giveaway too :) hugs Vicki xx

Shari said...

I first came across this lovely basket when I started blogging two and a half years ago - and I have yet to make one! Silly me...

This is great and sure to please whoever receives it.

Hope the water has dropped in your area. We are finally getting some rain here in the dry drought of Western Australia! No chance of flooding though - and sadly not enough rain for run-off into the dams - the ground is so dry it soaks it all up. We are on very strict water restrictions...

VivJM said...

I have that basket on my to-do list as well. Yours is fab!

Mickie said...

Love that bag Allie, and thanks for posting that tutorial. I love the fabric. I'm learning how to make a little purse in the shape of a tea cup. Email me your address and I'll send one to you for your basket! ;) Hugs, Mickie

susan m hinckley said...

Darling basket, Allie, and I love the vintage-y feel of the fabric you chose. You're going to have quite the Christmas this year, chock full of homemade goodness but without the usual accompanying stress. I could learn from your example . . . but sadly, so far I have not.

Ivory Spring said...

Allie, that bag is perfect to show off thoughtful gifts!

Lisa M Griffin said...

Love the basket! I so admire those who quilt and sew... it is one of the few creative talents that I can't quite master.
Thanks for sharing.

Loralynn said...

Well, I barely made it in time, but here's my Christmas through the year finish for May. I made a few washcloths that are going to go in a basket just like the one you made!

Val said...

I almost missed it!!! I made it though!!!

Cheryl said...

Love your basket Allie!!! I squeaked in under the wire here...whewwwwwwww!! I have been overwhelmed with bindings on graduation quilts. Finally starting to get to the bottom of the pile!!

Linda said...

Great little basket! I love it!!! I can totally see where that would come in handy!

Lyn said...

Hello Allie, cute basket...love it...been busy at work and just caught up...hugs lyn

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Dandelion Quilts said...

Your basket is so cute. Maybe I need to make one, right? Looks like you stabilized it, too. Nice and sturdy.

DAWNIE said...

love the basket allie and all the little nic knacks - not sure how to "enter" didnt take my name.

Joanne Lendaro said...

LOVE this little basket/bowl!! Too cute!!

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