Last week I did a little experiment, of sorts. I have learned to save energy by always testing the water with new makes in this house. Sometimes my good ideas are not so well received, or utilised in quite the way I imagined they would (or should!) be. And so, to test the waters before an onslaught of making I ran this little burlap basket up for the boys and their toys. Or to be accurate, the boys and their never-ending supply of lego.
I am reminded of Amanda’s baskets which is when I think I realised that I’d rather have pretty burlap baskets than the fugly plastic crates which are currently in use in their room.
Like Amanda’s this really was a straight-forward, easy make resulting in something not only pretty, but useful too. And oddly enough the boys love it. And because they love it they respect it and look after it, which is more than I can say they do with the crates currently hurled around the house with gay abandon.
So, armed with more burlap and 1001 Peeps fabric sourced for this very task, I think a couple more buckets might be making their way out of my work niche in the near future. You know, for more lego, transformers, little cars and the uber-collection of Hero Factory currently stationed under their beds.