The nesting baskets were inspired by this post over at "Rhythm of the Home".
They are very pretty, made out of left over pieces of fabric that I cut into 1 inch wide strips with a rotary cutter.
I also needed a place to store the millions of cheap-ish double pointed needles that I have bought on Amazon. They do the job well enough, and I do not feel so desperate when I lose one of them. But I do not plan to lose any more, hence the neat case to store them in:
I made this pattern up, it was really easy once I sat down and fiddled with the actual needles and fabric. That is fortunate, since I will need a couple more cases before all the needles are organized...
And since I am writing, I might add that the weather in Central Texas has definitely turned. This summer wasn't that bad, but when I went outside yesterday and suddenly felt as if I could breathe the air, I remembered how much I actually dislike this climate. I guess it is a good sign if you start to notice something only in its absence?
When it was over 95 (35) degrees, I did what I had to and really felt as if it was not that bad. But the moment it dropped below 88 (31) degrees, I felt at home. It is going to be a good three months.