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new bike buckets!

 

I’m so excited about finishing these two bike buckets for my girls!

I had purchased the fabric from Flower Press on etsy.  The shop is run by a lovely and talented designer Susie Stubbs.  She is such a sweet lady!  I really wanted to save these fabrics for something special, and these buckets are it!

Our old bike bucket was looking pretty sad, too many times left out in the rain and sun (after all, it’s almost 3 years old now!).  I’m sure using oilcloth or laminated cotton would make it last longer, but I usually don’t have those fabrics on hand.  So anyway, Natalie was complaining that she didn’t have one, so I had them each pick out the fabrics they liked.  Threw in a few solids, and we were all set.

I just love these cheery colors, it really makes it feel like it’s really, eventually, possibly, inevitably going to be spring here sometime soon.  I hope!!!  I also think these would make a great kids gift.  Maybe you’re even giving them a bike, a bike bucket would be icing on the cake.  Plus all their friends would be so jealous, haha.  Be prepared to make the whole neighborhood some!

I’ll see you tomorrow with some Collage!  wohoo!

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32 Responses to new bike buckets!

  1. Jane@Buzzmills 04.17.2013 at 9:53 am #

    Oh my goodness I love these so much!! And am putting them immediately on my to make list for the summer! (I missed them when you posted them originally…) Very Very cool!

  2. Zachary 04.17.2013 at 9:58 am #

    I made one of these for my daughter using an Echino scooter print. She loves that she can pit her Nerf dart gun and stuffed animal in the basket as she rides around the neighborhood. Thanks for the tutorial.

  3. Zachary 04.17.2013 at 9:58 am #

    I made one of these for my daughter using an Echino scooter print. She loves that she can pit her Nerf dart gun and stuffed animal in the basket as she rides around the neighborhood. Thanks for the tutorial.

  4. gail 04.17.2013 at 10:00 am #

    okay, i’m pretty sure lila needs a bike bucket. love those fabrics!!

  5. Stone Cottage Adventures 04.17.2013 at 10:00 am #

    ‘Love these buckets! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  6. mle 04.17.2013 at 10:12 am #

    Those fabrics really are great! And your daughters smiles say it all.

  7. amandajean 04.17.2013 at 10:29 am #

    Oh my goodness, these are TOO cute! I think my daughter needs a girly one for the Tonka bike she inherited from her brothers. :)

  8. Amber H. 04.17.2013 at 11:09 am #

    You know, with a change on the holder bit, this tutorial can be used for a hanging ‘mail catcher’ instead of dumping mail on the counterop. Thanks for sharing this again, because now I have a pattern to use for a mail catcher.

  9. Eva 04.17.2013 at 11:11 am #

    Lovely buckets and yes, the big smiles on your girls’ faces must be the best reward! :-)

  10. Diya 04.17.2013 at 11:34 am #

    Lovely so bright and merry they look.. The one with triangles are my favourite !!

  11. Carla 04.17.2013 at 11:55 am #

    How fun are those! They look so pleased

  12. Krystie 04.17.2013 at 12:50 pm #

    What a wonderful idea! Bike buckets’! so cool!

  13. amy 04.17.2013 at 12:57 pm #

    So cute Anna!!! My girls need new bikes, theirs are too little. When they get big ones ill have to make a couple of these.

  14. Amanda 04.17.2013 at 2:33 pm #

    Too cute! Love the fabrics you chose, especially the marbles!

  15. Sarah De Baer 04.17.2013 at 3:05 pm #

    Super cute! Love these buckets!

  16. Cindy 04.17.2013 at 8:11 pm #

    These are sooo cute- love the fabrics!! Would definitely add some sunshine to your day!:) (I can’t believe how big your girls are getting- they’re so cute!!)

  17. Carissa Rasmussen 04.17.2013 at 8:20 pm #

    can’t wait to make one. they are adorable

  18. Катёна 04.17.2013 at 9:03 pm #

    Это замечательная идея!

  19. Christine Welsh 04.17.2013 at 11:18 pm #

    Very cute fabrics! :) Christine
    - ChrisW Designs

  20. Hind DP 04.18.2013 at 12:08 am #

    These are adorable, love the bright colors!

  21. Anita 04.18.2013 at 12:54 am #

    Those are so cute!

  22. Truly Myrtle 04.18.2013 at 2:30 am #

    I’ve just really enjoyed your open wide zipper pouch tutorial and am about to make your pj’s… clearly the bike buckets are only a matter of time :)

  23. cat and vee xoxo 04.18.2013 at 6:32 am #

    they are SO cute! I love Susie’s designs, I’ve got her marbles in blue, the same triangle print you’ve got and a really cute lego-block print. These bike-buckets are perfect to showcase them, they look awesome. Cat.

  24. Karin 04.18.2013 at 8:35 am #

    How great and colorful is that! I think I should make one for my bike and ride with them too. what do think will work to hold it on my bike? its here http://openbeauty.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-ducks-are-progressing-sharing-my.html

  25. cecile 04.18.2013 at 9:07 am #

    Those are great ! I made two last year, my kids love them. I want to make one just a little bigger for my bike, too. Thank you !

  26. MaterialGirlQuilts 04.18.2013 at 10:15 am #

    I love these Anna! I think I might need one for my own bike :)
    Amanda

  27. Katie @SwimBikeQuilt 04.18.2013 at 7:53 pm #

    These are adorable. I’ve been meaning to make some forever! Thanks for sharing.

  28. quirky granola girl 04.18.2013 at 8:11 pm #

    the bike buckets are cute, but those two girls on the bikes are the cutest!

  29. Rachel at Stitched in Color 04.19.2013 at 1:14 pm #

    Another great set, Anna! I love that you come up with such interesting tutorials.

  30. kristin 04.24.2013 at 1:15 am #

    Way behind on my blog comments, but just had to tell you I love these! If Em didn’t already have a bucket on her bike, I’d totally make one. :/

  31. Lydia 04.30.2013 at 8:06 pm #

    Great bike baskets and super cute girls too!! :)

  32. Anonymous 07.05.2013 at 1:42 pm #

    Finally! I made 3 of these! This has been on my project wish list forever, and I finally made some time to tackle it! We haven’t even had a chance to take them for a test drive yet, but I know my girls will love being able to carry a water bottle and snack in their basket. I made one for my bike which will be great for holding my phone, keys, and bread for feeding the ducks! Your tutorial was super easy to follow – thanks for sharing it! I’m not a very advanced sewer, so I love easy projects that yield big results! The bottoms all came out a bit wonky, but, as I kept telling myself ‘it’s not a wedding dress; it’s just a bike bucket’! The imperfections aren’t really noticeable in the end! Thanks again for sharing!

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