red + orange + green + blue

not long ago, i got a request from a customer to make large fabric storage buckets for her baby boy's room. she had a fairly neutral colour palette in his room with some greys, and then a couple bright pops of primary colours. after chatting back and forth, she decided on a scheme that gave each bucket it's own colour, red + orange + green {with grey on the outside} + blue. it worked perfectly, and i love the fabrics she chose.

this is the largest size of bucket that i make, 10x10x10 inches square. i find this is as big as i like to go while keeping a good amount of structure, and when they're filled with toys, kids can still pick them up. they fit perfectly in the ubiquitous ikea expedit units, which we have in both our kids' rooms [i photographed the buckets in there before i sent them off]
my customer was really happy with them, and sent me a couple pictures of them in her son's room. i love doing projects like this, giving people a one-of-a-kind item that no one else will have. i think they turned out really well, what do you think?


Tiffany said...

These buckets are great and I like the little circle of fabric peeking out at the bottom of each one - genius idea :)

What do you use to make them so stiff/stable? Is it a type of interfacing or more like card/stock board?

Pinecone Camp said...

those "buckets" are so sweet. The orange one is especially fantastic. You're a talented girl!

Julie said...

you know how I feel about them! love, absolute perfection Lesley!

lesley [smidgebox] said...

thanks ladies!

janice, i love the orange, too. i've had that fabric for so long, just waiting for the right project!

tiffany, thanks for your kind words. nothing too secret here, just a great interfacing!