20.6.12

basket full of wishes - part 3

These lazy summer afternoons are perfect for picnicking in the shade, or for sipping ice cold drinks on the edge of the pond. Flowering season is here to stay and baskets are spilling over with lovely fruit..

Let's have a picnic to celebrate :)

...I brought along a cake!

I like to bake!

 My dog likes to jump!!
 
a basket full of flowers..
 
and more flowers(Bees cannot stop smiling!)
 
I am making new summer clothes for my family
 
I also enjoy sewing matching buttons to new clothes :)

we are picking flowers to put in a vase.

What?! A Boot! Frogs think this is funny!  :(

I play music in the forest. My friends come to dance with me.

Most of the flowers I used in these baskets are from Vintage handkerchiefs. I got them at Brimfield Antique show last year and some on Etsy. I added some details with embroidery here and there.

We are going on a holiday to California next week. I have more baskets to share with you when we are back in a few days. 
Thank you for stopping by and leaving me such sweet comments! ( * v * )
I hope you have a fun-filled summer just like these cool critters here.. see you soon!

10 comments:

Stephanie said...

I felt like I was defintely on a summer picnic, feeling carefree. I have a little stash of vintage hankies. What a wonderful way to use them.

Enjoy your trip to California.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I look at your work and it just takes my breath away! This is one amazing project.
Have a wonderful vacation.

Sujata Shah said...

I love all prints you chose. Those baskets look very inviting. You have done a great job on selecting the motifs for your applique. Love them all.
Hope you have a wonderful time on your vacation!

Nifty Quilts said...

You are having so much fun with these baskets, and we're having fun watching your progress! I love your use of handkerchiefs. Those flowers are so sweet.

Candace said...

Each basket just brims over with love and attention, Pratima! They're so delightful! Enjoy for California vacation!
Cheers!

Nanette Merrill said...

They are so cute. I admire your technique and creativity. It is fun to see your fabrics and the ideas that pop off the fabric. The dog is super cute.

ayumills said...

I completely agree with Nanette's comment! You are so talented and I envy your ability to create such lovely basket blocks with each of them having its own story ;)

Becky said...

Amazing work...I love them!

Stacey said...

Wow just came across your blog today...these baskets are super cute...I am feeling the urge to machine applique little bits of fabric to baskets :)

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

Oh Pratima!! These blocks are fantastic! You are such a clever girl with lots of creative ideas!!!

I love to machine applique but have not done any in a good while!!