Sunday, January 27, 2013


I made a snippet basket today( its what rug hookers put snips of wool into while they hook their rugs). This basket is also very versatile so you can use it very almost anything.  It measures about 6" high including legs,  7" long and 6.5" wide. I will be making more of these to sell with more embellishment on the front.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


So I stained my basket last night. I like it much better this way and it gives that country antique look.
Tell me what you think.



Sunday, January 20, 2013


I finished it, I finished it..............I couldn't wait to get started on the weaving after I made the base this morning.  Around 3pm I started putting in the weavers, then stopped for about 1.5 hours to help with supper and eat.  I think I finished around 8pm.  As you can see the basket wasn't even dry when I took the  picture .  I made a boo-boo mistake and had to change it a bit, but in the end I think it worked out ok.  I"m learning as I make them.   I"ll stain this basket during the week and show you what the before and after looks like.  Please let me know if you prefer it stained or natural. Thanks Julia for always posting a kind remark, this post is for you kiddo.........


Ok, so here is the beginning of my third basket I started this morning.  I wanted to get the base done  while it was fresh in my mind and hopefully finish it up tonight.  I was looking at one of my many baskets that I have on hand and liked the way the base was made.  So after looking at it for quite awhile last night, I think I figured out how to do it and voila.  I"m sure I went about it the hard way but it still looks good enough that you really can't see to much where I started and finished the reeds.  This basket should measure about 10" long and 6" tall and will had a nice square handle.  I found a great card table for $9 at Value Village the other day and its great for making baskets on, because I have to keep my reeds wet while working with them. My work table in my wool room is full of, well you know.............  Just having lunch now and DH and I will go for a walk in the woods while its so nice and mild out here today.  Can't wait to get back to it tonight though.  I'll keep you posted.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

My second basket without a pattern

I decided to make another basket last weekend.  I got a bit braver and decided to make a candle basket from a basket I already had.  I guess once you know the basics of basket weaving you don't really need a specific pattern.  Its not quite the same height as I would have like it but I think its cute anyway.  I even dyed the red reeds.  I haven't decided yet if I'm going to stain the basket but will post it if I do.  This little candle/scissor basket measures  about 6" high without the handle.
So here it is.
Now on to a bigger one with a handle, stay tuned.....................

Monday, January 14, 2013

Starting something new

I have always been interested in basket weaving and I must have at least 15-20 baskets that I have collected over the years from antique stores, flea markets and craft shows.  So I took a beginner class in November and fell in love with the process.  I thought I would show you the basket I made that day Its called a square bottom round basket, measuring 11" in diameter and about 6.5" tall.  You never know where this new craft is going to take me now.

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