Finally, finally, there is something in my shop-
one dozen Lunch Buckets, in all kinds of designer prints.
Check out the gallery of familiar names:
Jessica Jones, Amy Butler, Heather Ross,
Rashida Coleman-Hale, Robert Kaufman, Michael Miller.... I didn't even know half the names before I listed the buckets in the shop. I thought completely solid buckets weren't quite as fun and just picked some prints that looked nice. I had to google them to find out their names, designers and manufacturers!
I have a favorite among them. Did you spot it?
This, ladies and gentlemen, is quite possibly the first time there has actually been an ikat bag on this blog.
Although.... it isn't real ikat because it's ikat print. Grrrr. Now, you probably know that ikat designs are everywhere these days, because people are finally catching on that it's superior. However, almost all of those are ikat print. Which lowers the superiorness somewhat. As I said earlier, grrrrrr. Still, an ikat print bag is better than none at all.
Not to make the other eleven feel inferior in any way, let me just say that I like them, too.
There are buckets for kids,
buckets in ocean and stone,
and buckets for lovers of sunsets.
All those pretty buttons!
And wipe-clean linings! I used oilcloth, laminated cotton, thermaflec (that silver ironing board fabric).
And aligned piping.
Want to know a secret? Sewing with print fabric is not for the faint of heart. You have to treat print with respect (which is why I use solids most of the time).
So.... I made these buckets for three reasons:
One, I haven't mass-produced anything in a while, and it felt like I was unhealthily repressing something.
Two, when I first made that Owl Lunch Bucket, people wrote to ask me to sell them.
Three, people have been asking and asking for instructions to make their own Lunch Buckets. So I made you a pattern!
It will be on sale soon. Very soon, I promise! It's just back from the testing department and I'll tell you more about it in a few days. But that's why I made 16 buckets. Nothing like doing something 16 times to be sure it works, right?
OK, an update on the specs - they are all in the individual listing descriptions, but I'll mention them here, too: These buckets are 7" across and 7" high to the rim. With the strap up, they are about 13" tall. They're canvas or duckcloth on the outside and lined with either oilcloth, laminated cotton or thermaflec on the inside. The individual listings will tell you exactly which fabric is on the inside - they're different for different buckets - along with other details.
And now, let me invite you to the shop so you can take some of these home!