... 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!