Saturday, 21 February 2009

Sack of spuds


We have a basket in the corner of our kitchen called 'the basket of plenty'. This basket was acquired on a not so successful camping trip B and I took to Northern Spain in a very noisy and unreliable car when M was just a twinkle in our eyes. The basket of plenty is where we store our vegetables. And at the moment it is looking rather un-plentiful in an end-of-the-month way.


We do usually have potatoes in it though, and this is a source of annoyance for me, as we tend to buy potatoes from the supermarket and they come in horrible plastic bags that get torn open and then our potatoes sit in the light and go all green and sprouty.


Not any more, they don't! Ta-dah! One drawstring bag for potatoes, whipped up from some canvas salvaged from a cushion cover, a few scraps to applique 'POTS', and a drawstring from a box of old sewing bits from my Nanna's house.


This makes me very happy. Happy Saturday everyone!

4 comments:

Eva said...

i have lots of canvas bags on my to-sew list and now i can add a potato bag as well. yours looks nice!

post about those boxes sitting next to the basket, please! they look vintage... "biscuits for cheese", i would love to have a box like that and store something really contrary in it. flea market here is on sundays when my husband is working, and we haven't visited in a long while...

what is that blue dish for? it looks special, like it came from far away...

Kyoko said...

The drawstring bag is so lovely! I really like the way that you can see the stitches outlining the letters. I usually keep some potatoes in the fridge but they take so much space! Such a great idea. By the way, I love the idea of your wedding invite card. Great drawings!

JuliaB said...

Oooh that pot in the corner would make me very happy! It's beautiful! x

Eva said...

i thouhgt it was a tagine! only that i looks so bright and clolorful. my sister and mother went to morrocco last summer and all they ate there was cooked in tagines, but those loked rather boring compared to yours. so you are quite right not using it, i think, i would be afraid to damage it, too.