That is my new motto for this holiday season: because honestly, everything is better in a bucket. Once I made one of these fabric buckets, I was hooked! So when I was trying to figure out what to get my friend Kate and her family for the holidays, I decided to put together a little fun-in-a-bucket gift!
Kate is one of those amazing people that I was lucky enough to meet by chance working on an article for Edible Rhody. She had designed and built a garden for a local school, and when I saw how incredible her work was, I hired her to help me with my backyard. Somewhere along the way, we became good friends...maybe we bonded that day animal control came to take my chickens (she was there with me, and together, we took on city hall to legalize chickens...and won!). Drama like that can really bring people together!
Not only is Kate totally amazing, but so is her family. They had us over last week for fish tacos...and we're talking handmade tortillas, guacamole and salsa...handmade. Ridiculously good stuff! So into their basket went a chicken ornament (of course), some games for her boys, some fabulously good coffee, a silly monster keychain and somewhere, hidden away in there, is the worlds tiniest chicken. What exactly do you do with the worlds tiniest chicken? No idea, but it was too cute to pass up!
*A note on bucket sewing: If you aren't into winging it, like I do with my sewing projects, check out this tutorial for guidance (although you will have to figure out the handles on your own). Or, purchase this PDF pattern from Maya*Made. Although I haven't tried it myself, Maya is an incredible seamstress and teacher, so I have no doubt her pattern is darn-near perfect!