Friday, March 2, 2018

Peter Rabbits's Basket

Finally!!!  In 2012 I designed and stitched  all of the pieces for Peter Rabbit's Basket. I had thought that it would be a great teaching piece because it is full of fun shapes and stitches. It was taken off of the frame and set aside for finishing but somehow life just got busy and I never got around to finishing it.  So a week ago, I looked at it and decided it was time to finish it so I could share it. Fortunately, as I was gathering the lining fabrics and other bits, I had put them in a box so they were easy to find when I needed them.

The set features a white picket fenced garden with seed packet pockets, stitched wheelbarrow and a tin bucket button.
I stitched lots of veggies in the garden on Copper Penny linen, if you look closely there is  a space for a missing carrot that Peter got his paws on.

All of the seed packet pockets (tomato, radish, pumpkin, and beans), the sheath and pin keep are lined with fabric that matches the vegetable on the front. The "Early Peas" pin keep has green headed pins stuck in the sides. The carrot scissors sheath is covered with Smyrna crosses on one side and flame stitches on the other. The fob features Peter himself.

I am glad that it is finished but now I keep thinking that the basket has room for a few more smalls. I think  it needs a needle-book and perhaps a radish emery or...?


  1. Wow! You definitely need to share this design for us. Love it. Thank you.

  2. If you ever decided to release this as a pattern or offer as a teaching piece, I would be the first one in line!

  3. I just read about this in the Inspirations Newsletter and searched to see if it was available as a chart and/or kit. Love it!

  4. Originally I thought about offering it as a teaching piece or pattern but the thought of hours of writing got to me. so for now it is just for fun.