Saturday, May 19, 2012

FNSI EndS in the BiN

Last night (here in Australia that is) was Friday Night Sew In...
hosted monthly by either Heidi or Bobbie.
I had lots of plans and ideas of what I wanted to do... but alas, my good intentions ended with a rubbish bin!
Oh Noooo... I hear you saying... what went wrong... what mishap occurred in the stitching cubbyhole???

WeLL... I started the night off by gathering a few strips of left over sashing from my stash.
I used up some left over batting too and some ordinary looking backing fabric....
I stitched a bit here and then a bit there...
Trimmed off excess fabric... pinked a seam
Sewed on some binding...
then it happened... all my evenings work ENDED with the rubbish bin...

being covered!

I saw a pic on "bejewelled quilts" blog (by Barb) and thought my bin needed a face lift too. After my clean up of last weekend... I noticed the bookcase wall was feeling left out... it was in need of some TLC too...
Couldn't have the "new look" ironing board with it's clean fresh cover making fun of my plain ole bin now could I?



This morning... they're both smiling... and so am I !
I hope you all had a great FNSI too.

27 comments:

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Well done an a successful FNSI and such an effective way to jazz up your space. hugs

Kathy said...

What an ab fab makeover! Is giving me ideas...

retdairyqueen said...

Lovely rubbish
Great idea

shez said...

well done Chez,it looks great,what an organised room.xx

Maria said...

Oh Cheryll you had me worried when I read your title.LOL..
Your bin looks fabulous. So much nicer than the plastic bin. Great job for FNSI........

Fiona said...

perfect... I did think there was a problem at first!!great fnsi project...
Hugz

Annie said...

What an awesome idea Cheryll...looks fantastic. I LOOOOOVE the embellishment!!!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

You are so silly - I love it. Who says we can't pretty up our rubbish.

Kaisievic said...

Oh, you trickster - the cutest rubbish bin in town!

Allie said...

LOL - I was expecting disaster, not a darling project! That is too cute Cheryll!

Laurie said...

A mazing ... such a pretty bin beats my plastic basket .. the good thing about my old basket ( like a supermarket one) is that you can get a lot in it... hugs Laurie

Bev C said...

Hello Cheryll,

Your bin is too pretty to put rubbish in now. Great job.

Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

De said...

Very cute! I thought you had ditched what you had started. ....sneaky

Linda Coleman said...

What a great idea.

barb's creations said...

Love how you prettied up your rubbish bin,great idea :) Barb.

Mistea said...

Gorgeous garbage collector in your cubby hole.
Enjoy the dressed up bin.

Sisbabestitches said...

Hee, hee, hee, great way to post this. You are doing a fab job of making over your cubby hole. Only thing is you will have to make sure now, that YOU are looking good when you go in there to sew or your ironing board and bin'll be making fun of little ol' you!

Christine M said...

Oooh. It is pretty!

Simone said...

Love the bin. Such an excellent tale hooked us all in. Well done!!

Teresa F. said...

Your garbage bin look awesome. It looks like a vintage piece. What a great FNSI.
Hugs,
Teresa

Marissa said...

That looks so wonderful! Great idea & nicely executed!

Joan said...

Fantastic!

Katherine said...

Great work! Love how you wrote it up too.

Teresa said...

Oh WOW!!! I was so worried when I started reading your post! But I love the ending!!! Your bin looks amazing. Very clever and a very productive FNSI.. Well done!

Teresa said...

What a wonderful way to dress up your space. You did very well!

COUNTRY PICKINS said...

Beautiful! Love it. Hugs,
Linda

Narelle said...

Phew! A happy ending :)
I love what you've done with the rubbish bin...very clever!

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