Monday, May 10, 2010

Find of the Month

A reveal from yesterday's sneak peek:

Audrey guessed correctly, it is a clothespin bag!  When I spotted this fabric last week, I remembered a project I had torn out of Martha's Living awhile back - July 2002's Find of the Month.  I made these for my mom and mother-in-law for Mother's Day since they both use their clotheslines.  They both have the blue flowers on the outside; one has blue polka dots on the inside and the other with yellow polka dots.  I thought they'd be fun little gifts, and they were fun to make!  I couldn't find a link, apparently the M.S. archives don't go back that far, so luckily I easily found this in my crafts-for-someday file.  I took a picture of the project info for you so you can make your own.  It wasn't easy to find the clothesline hook in the big orange and blue store but it was quickly found in my small local hardware store. 

I reinforced the corners of the fabric (under the hook) with batting so hopefully they'll last awhile.  I bought three hooks so I could make one for myself even though I don't have a clothesline.  Yet.  I know you'll all want to make one of these so I hope you can get all the information you need by clicking on the photos.  If you need more, let me know! 

I thought it was funny that the hook said "not for sports equipment" although one of the pictures shows that! 


Rebekah said...

I LOVE it! Perfect fabric, perfect everything! Great photos too!

Shawn said...

I thought it was a clothes pin holder, yours is so pretty and thanks for sharing the instructions! I am pretty sure I have seen one of those hook thingies around here somewhere.... now I know what to do with it. Thanks Karen I'm going to add your project to my to do list!!

Thimbleanna said...

VERY cute Karen! I'll bet the mothers were thrilled. I love the pretty, spring-y fabric too!

cheryl said...

Wow...that's cute. Takes me back to the day I hung those "cloth diapers" on the line. Wish my tiny back yard had room for a clothes line. Love your photos.

audreypawdrey said...

That is so cute! I was right!:) It makes me want to use a laundry line. I do love the way sheets smell after they have been in the sun all day. I may have to make one of these and go get a clothesline!