Firstly, lovely Tina from Rubie's Place shared with me a pattern for crocheting these baskets from string. I was pretty happy with them aside from the string nearly shredding my fingers. Of course the old 'rule of 3's" means I will make another smaller one at some point.
The other thing was that I happened to mention to Mr M the other day that I didn't think I could cope in the camper trailer for 3 months with the two beds next to each other with doona covers that don't match! Imagine exaggerated eye roll...................... Well, a girl has to have some standards!
Mr M. thinks there is nothing wrong with the navy Laura Ashley doona circa 1985 or the non coordinating green Sheridan of definite early 90's feel. But wait til you see the sheets.
"OH MY GIDDY AUNT"
Yep, pretty horrendous to one who really only likes crisp white hotel quality cotton!
However, I do concede that for camping, they are very practical and will not show every little mark.
So I trotted off to Spotlight (Sorry Tina I know yours is a long drive away) and found these babies for 10 bucks each.
All modeled with what I call Tina's baskets.
The added bonus, they are reversible so I can even have a different look if I like.
They kind of all blend together.
So, all in all. I'm happier, I have matching, Mr M. is happy because it only cost $20 bucks and he won't have to hear me banging on about the old doonas.
The sun is shining today so hopefully we will open the camper later and I can make up the beds.
Then I can post a photo to show you how cosy
cramped we will be.
Hope the sun is shining where you are too!
PS. basket pattern from the Patterns and Tutorials section here.