Thursday, 16 August 2012

Burlap Baskets and then Some










After the success of the initial basket, whipped up some time ago, I made a further three for the boys' room.

They are colourful, using a range of rainbow fabrics to add a bit of jolly to the room, and they nest! Because there is something about nesting boxes which appeals to my need to organise and tidy up. So neat. And fold-able. And cute. But more than that, they are useful! I love useful things. I love organisation. I am the woman who turns straight to the boxes and crates section in any catalogue.... I dream in co-ordinated organised colour matching.

These simple baskets tick every box : pretty, useful and colourful. And much needed too, for the Lego continues to grow and take over every inch of my house. Hopefully these buckets will tame the mass just enough for the boys to find what they want...


  1. Hi, as a regular reader of your blog who doesn't often comment I wanted to say just how much I like those baskets and am inspired to try to make some of my own although I am very much a novice with my sewing machine!

  2. Lovely baskets, quite a coincidence as I too made a large basket a few days ago the same as that for putting my daughter's large collection of lego in :). Your's look great.

  3. I love these baskets! Such great use of burlap too!

  4. they are fantastic!!! your own design, i guess... love them!

  5. Thankyou! These baskets are quite a straight forward make. Hope yours come out the way you want them!

    Lego... It just never ends, does it...

    Yes burlap give them a certain sturdiness.

  6. Thankyou Beth. I drew up my own template but nothing fancy, just four squares sewn to a centre square like a cross then sewn up to make the basket. Easy peasy.

  7. IMHO nothing, but nothing, tames Lego - I wish you luck! At least you can enjoy the baskets whatever the Lego chaos surrounding them :-)

  8. Well yes at least it will look pretty, true. :)

  9. Asalamu alaikum,

    JazakAllah khair for sharing..

    Latest post, Learn what to do on The Night Preceding Eid-ul-Fitr

    Take Care

  10. If it truly succeeds in conquering the ^%@%@$ Legos then I am all for it!! These have been on my to do list for a while. Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. I just saw some Lego brand storage items the other day, made of sort of material-type stuff in Toysrus, retailing at around 25 quid-and they were ugly. Yours are so much more appealing, and I bet economical..

  12. Well they didn't cost that much, no! And They are prettier than crates.

  13. Burlap Baskets and then Some is a nice post . I like it . Thanks for sharing this post . For details lego storage argos .


Note: only a member of this blog may post a comment.