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little tiny wee toy buckets ... 

... because to call them "small" just isn't nearly as effective.

Let me go back to the beginning.  Yesterday was a very busy day.  I had a ton of things to do but I felt like doing absolutely zero of these things. 

So I did what I always do when I'm feeling stressed ... looked for a pleasant distraction.  To my credit, I actually started with the best of intentions by trying to tidy up my sewing room.  But that accidentally lead to discovering said distraction in the form of one of those super cute little mini charm packs of Lecien's Child Smile.

Ok.  You know I don't have little kids anymore.  My young teen girls would rather die than own anything cute I make.  And I usually look for "useful" excuses to sew - like all the birthday pouches you've seen around here lately.  But I looked at this sweet little packet of fabric and, although I could not justify making something "little kiddy", I decided what the heck. So I told myself I was just going to arrange the squares into whatever size it would be, sew them together, and then set is aside for another day.

Uh.  Oops!  I accidentally did a little more than that. I hemmed and hawed - as I do - because I wasn't finished procrastinating - and suddenly got inspired to turn the 2.5" squares into little tiny wee toy baskets.  Why not, right?  They're supposed to be "nesting" baskets, but let's be honest here ... they will never nest because they will always be full of toys!

I meant for the handles to go on the sides, like a bushel bucket, but when I grabbed one to move it, it all of a sudden looked really cute with the handles on the front and back like a little tote.  So that's how I photographed them.

And I was going to stitch up some tags that said "Small Toys" and "Smaller Toys" (because "Little Toys" and "Littler Toys" is grammatically incorrect, and "Wee Toys" and Wee-er Toys" was just weird), but then I was getting close to wanting to finish my procrastination session and needed to finish asap.  So I found these tags in my sewing table that I bought years ago and have never used, and the cute little stickers were a thoughtful gift from Minki (my sweet IG friend) and thought they were perfect labels!

Oh, and I had to dig around to find the long-forgotten Tupperware set that my girls loved playing with.  I love Tupperware. 

Now I need to find a littler person to love these buckets as much as I do!

xo k

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Reader Comments (15)

I'm sitting in an airport terminal waiting for our connecting flight home after a wonderful Thanksgiving in our childhood home. All of a sudden I can hardly wait to get home to my sewing machines and my stash. It'll be about 11:00 pm when we get home. Do you think that is too late to start?
November 29, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMarilyn Holley-Stupka
Those are really sweet. Love all your pictures
November 29, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCarla
Cute cute my grandchildren 5&3 would love these as would the older ones 11&9
Oh and me too!!
November 29, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterColleen
really really cute
One day your teen-aged girls will grow into beautiful young women, then they will get married to their very best friend, and have babies.
I am a brand new gramma to my oldest daughter's baby Sarah.
And I know some day soon my youngest daughter will have a zillion babies.
I will make all sorts of little fun things for their littles and I
can't wait to teach them to make stuff, while first making stuff together
These little buckets are perfect!
November 29, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRosemary
I love these for my Salvation Army angel. Thanks for the idea
November 29, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBetsy
Oh my goodness these are SO adorable!!!! Perfect for any room (even a grownup sewing room) because they just make you smile!!!
November 29, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterFaith
these are so adorable. Do you have a pattern? I think I could find a million uses for these!
November 29, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSusie
These are so cute!! Just love the colors and labels and cute handles! The pink rickrack just adds more cuteness to the whole 'little' bags!
November 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSigi G
SO adorable! Sweet as can be.
November 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterElaine
Is this pattern available to purchase?
November 30, 2015 | Unregistered Commentercindi
So cute! I#m sure a little girl would love them:-)
November 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterHildy
This is a fun post, cute and comical which is much appreciated at this time.
December 2, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGrammiecindy
Adorable, cute, and sweet, sweet, sweet!
December 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSharrieboberry
Very cute and we all love them - tiny or not! Many uses for these darling little totes - please let us know if you'll be coming up with a pattern? Happy Holidays!
December 5, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSusan
This article gives us a good insight about. Highly appreciated, very thoughtful.

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