Showing posts with label monochrome. Show all posts
Showing posts with label monochrome. Show all posts

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Introducing The New Wider Basket


Recently I have been having a little play around with the size of my standard baskets and have come up with a new slightly wider basket. WHY? you may be wondering, well partly down to trying to use up the whole width of a piece of fabric. I've been working with wider lengths of material and when I cut out the fabric for my standard size basket I end up with a strip of fabric left, so it makes sense to incorporate this fabric into the design. Second I feel that being just a tad wider makes the basket easier to use, it feels more open at the top making access to its contents easier and the overall shape and size of the basket I find aesthetically pleasing.


So what is the difference between the 'Standard' size and this new 'Wider' size, well approximately 2 inches! The photo above has a wider bird basket on the bottom and a triangle standard size basket on top and as you can see when folded flat there is a difference in the width between the two.


Above is the two versions of the new Black and White Triangle basket along with my quilting ruler in inches to show the 2-inch difference. When folded flat the width of the standard basket measures approximately 11.25inches (28.5cm) and the wider baskets measure approximately 13.25inches (33.5cm).


The baskets are still similar in height with the new wider size being roughly a 1/4 inch taller. The photo below shows the two baskets taken from the side and gives you a good idea of how the wider size really does give you a roomier basket and therefore, gives you more space to store things.


 The smaller size fits nicely inside the new wider basket!

  
Also new is the style of gallery photo like the one above, which is now included in all the listings of new baskets in my shop. These pictures show the basket with a ruler (in inches) to help give you a good visualisation of the shape and size of the container and will hopefully help when deciding what size to choose. 




Also new is the fabric! A great modern monochrome geometric print and a lovely stylish fabric featuring birds and the occasional golden crown! Both fabrics are available in the standard size basket and the new wider size and can be found here. And direct links to each basket are below;
Monochrome geometric standard size can be found here 
Monochrome geometric wider size can be found here 
Birds in standard size can be found here 
Birds in wider size can be found here  

Friday, 6 November 2015

Shop Update - Larger Style Baskets



Last year the thing that I got asked the most was 'Could I please make my storage baskets in a larger size!'. So I took all the sizes that people had suggested and came up with a basket that is based on the average size that people were wanting. And my 'larger' basket was born. I wanted the basket to have enough structure that it can stand up on its own even when empty, so no slouching, but still be flexible that it can be folded away when not in use. I have used heavier weight cotton, which helps with the structure of the baskets, apart from the Black Triangles which is made in a quilting cotton so has an extra stabiliser sewn in, to give it the structure it needs. They have a nice boxy feel to them.


They all have a natural linen/cotton base and come fully lined in a white cotton canvas. Now for the technical details! 
They are, measurements are approximate but as accurate as I can give, 29cm/11.4 inches tall, and are 40cm/15.75 inches wide across the top when folded flat, which makes them roughly 30cm/12 inches wide when open and boxed out, which gives the basket a rough depth at the base of 24cm/9.4 inches. I have found it quite difficult to show the size of these baskets. I have included photos that show the baskets alongside a child's rabbit night light which is 15cm/6 inches tall to help give an idea of scale, and I also got my little helpers to hold them to show the two size of baskets alongside one another. The larger is being held by my 7 year old whilst my 5 year old daughter is holding the smaller basket. It's high on my to do list to get some photos taken of these baskets being used to show how much you can fit into them! If you look at the photo above taken in my boys bedroom, that shows three baskets on a top shelf with a shelf underneath full of their toys, you may spot a lego figure or two, which should give you an idea of how much lego can be stored away in one of these baskets! 

 
I am pleased to say that this larger basket has proved popular, so much so that unfortunately, unless I can source more of the grey arrow fabric, I only have a couple left in stock. I was also pleased to see that a French Scandinavian Design blog called Scandinave featured my baskets in a list of 10 Scandinavian Decoration finds on Etsy
So if you are looking for handy storage that looks good that is modern and stylish you can find these baskets as well as others here

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