Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Star Wrapped Basket

I created this small-medium basket yesterday.  I was inspired by the pottery stars that I purchased from http://indiantrailpottery.blogspot.com/.  I found the maroon twill tape in a prim shop this summer knowing that it would be perfect in a basket. 
The basket features a solid wood bottom (round) and side handles.  Approximate measurements are:  10 5/8" to top of handles, 9 1/4" to top of rim.  Top diameter is 8 1/2" and bottom diameter is 5".  The sides flare out gradually. 

Stained in my own boiled black walnut dye. 

 includes shipping in the Continental US

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Divided Magazine Basket

This is a great basket for magazines or newspapers, but could also be used as a project basket for knitting or rug hooking. 
The basket is constructed on a wooden base/handle combination that bears the entire weight of the contents.  Makes it perfect for keeping all your favorite prim magazines in!

The cross-stitch detail is made up of two different materials:  the horizontal strip is 1" wide maple that is laid over the vertical spokes and the stitching that holds it in place is narrow hamburg cane that has been dyed a deep maroon.  A fun technique that adds a different design element to this basket. 

Approximate measurements are:  height to rim of basket - 10", height to top of handle 13", length is 15" and width is 12"

$60.00 includes shipping
 (no international shipping on this due to size)

Monday, November 29, 2010

Cyber Monday Basket

Thought I'd join the Cyber Monday event and offer this basket to you.
Approximate measurements are:  5 1/2" in diameter, 7" to top of handle and 4 1/2" to basket rim. The basket is stained with boiled black walnut stain.  I've filled the basket with faux greenery (prim style of course!), 3 prim candy canes and a blackened tea light.  I tied a homespun bow around the basket to add a little prim charm.  All of these items are easily removable for use after the holidays. 

Cyber Monday price is $22.00 which includes Free shipping to Continental US.  If you are international, please email me for a shipping quote. 


Saturday, November 20, 2010

Ewe 'n Me Tote

This little tote basket would be perfect for small knitting projects, needle punch projects or even your lunch! 
After lashing the rim into place with reed, I over-lashed with a black homespun.  I LOVE how it turned out. 

The five rows of color at the bottom and top are black.  The basket features a closed bottom(no holes) and a push in handle.  The sheep accent is a painted wooden item that I found at a basket shop - too cute! 

Measurements are approximately: 12" to top of handle, 8" to top of rim,  7" wide and 9" long.  The entire basket is stained with my boiled black walnut stain.
$30.00    sold, Thank you Robin

Continental shipping is included in the price.  (International orders are welcome, please email for shipping quote) 


Friday, October 8, 2010

Blue Baskets

Both of these baskets are now listed on my Lemon Poppy Seed Shop found here

Monday, September 13, 2010

New Market Baskets

The following baskets are updated on my Lemon Poppy Seed Shoppe for the September 15 update.  YEAH -  I'm a day early getting these done and on!

Both of these can be found here
They can also be purchased by emailing me, just click on the button on my right hand sidebarThanks for visiting! ~Ann

Monday, August 30, 2010

Painted Baskets

3 New baskets that I've updated my LPS (Lemon Poppy Seed Shoppe) with -

Round Gathering Basket - Cranberry by Olde Century Paints over black with black walnut stain. SOLD ~ Thank you Lydia 

Key Basket, same colors as above.  

Small berry basket - black with a great color called Bread Basket and walnut stain.  ~SOLD~  Thank you Theresa!

Any can be ordered directly from my LPS shoppe with Paypal.  Shipping is included.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Cute Spiders!

I know, I've been gone from blog land for about 3 weeks - first we went on vacation and this past week I've been weaving, weaving weaving!  Sauder Village is hosting the annual rug hookers convention this coming week and Rug Hookers like baskets!  This is the best week for the basket shop.  I'll share with you all the baskets I've done early in the week.

I just updated my Lemon Poppy Seed shop with these cute little spiders. 

Tall - Daddy Long Legs!

Short - must be Mommy short legs!

Thanks to my friend Deb Perry for the idea/pattern for these little baskets.  They were So much fun to make.  $16.00 apiece, which includes shipping to continental US.


Thursday, July 1, 2010

New Baskets for July 1st

All  of these baskets are listed on my Lemon Poppy Seed Shop - New for July 1st 2010

Mini Jelly Jar Basket
Including shipping $20.00 SOLD ~ Thank you

Double X tote
Including shipping $35.00 SOLD - Thank you Mary Beth!

Swing Handled Market
Including shipping $27.00
sold Thank you Rebecca!

Lined Lunch Tote
     Including shipping $35.00

If you are interested, all can be purchased directly from me at my Lemon Poppy Seed Shop or you can email me using the button on the right.  Measurements for all these baskets are listed at Lemon Poppy Seed

Thanks for stopping by. ~Ann

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Carry All Market Basket

This One of A Kind Basket is my new favorite!  Of course - they are all my favorites at one time or another!  After finishing the basket, I made a liner from Thimbleberries material  that wraps down the side about 2 inches.  The liner is held in place with a drawstring made from the same material.  The material is black with small brown stars in the background and mustard colored stars in the foreground.


I then attached the rusty wire garland to the front that is highlighted by 5 stars  - the largest one in the middle, the other 4 are all the same smaller size. The basket is approximately 8 inches wide, 13 inches long and 7 inches high.  The height to the handle is 12 inches.   Price for this is $55.00 which includes continental US shipping. SOLD - Thank you Mindy! 

Another one of my smaller comb baskets - this one I stained with a watered down black and it almost looks to be a slate blue.  The year 1803 is hand stitched on Irish Linen and the entire piece is stitched to the front of the basket.  $23.00 plus $7.00 shipping in the continental US. 
Both of these baskets can also be found on my Lemon Poppy Seed shop - see the sidebar for a link.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Custom Orders

I do make custom baskets!  A fellow blogger emailed me ordering a basket she'd seen on an earlier post. I mentioned to her that I can and am happy to change colors is she wanted different colors in the basket. 

She requested a red stripe/star combination.  Thought I'd share the finished basket with you.  This is a basket that has a hole in the bottom, it's used to store plastic shopping bags.  You simply pull one out the bottom when you need a bag.  The handle on the back hangs on a nail or peg. 

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Shaker Gathering Basket

A wonderful round basket with a twined bottom.  The basket measures  4 1/2" to the top of the weaving with a total height of  approximately 9"  to the top of the handle. 
The diameter of the basket is 9 1/2".

The handle is a neat "dip" style handle.  
The finish on this one is a stain with an overdye of my own boiled black walnut dye.   Total including shipping (Continental US) is $35.00, Paypal or Money Order. ~SOLD~

Friday, February 26, 2010

Miniature Egg Basket

This mini egg basket is petite - not quite 4 1/2" tall and almost 5" wide at the widest part.  I used an antique embroidery hoop for the handle and rim.  It is one of the really old ones that doesn't have a tightening mechanism on it.  The wood in these hoops has developed a wonderful patina over the years. 
The basket itself is woven with 3mm flat oval reed.  (3mm is close to 1/8" wide)  There are 6 spokes per side plus the one above the rim for added decoration.  I stained this with boiled black walnut hull dye.  This would be a perfect little basket on a smaller shelf.  $45.00 which includes shipping to continental US. 

Monday, February 22, 2010

Shaker Cat Head Baskets

Large and Medium sized Shaker Cat Head Baskets

Large Cat Head - approximately 12 1/2" tall (including handle), basket height just under 7" tall.  Diameter is approximately 10 1/2" wide.  Stained with my boiled black walnut stain.  The handle is hand carved and feels wonderful in the hand.  $40.00 which includes shipping to US addresses. ~SOLD~

Medium Cat Head - approximately 11" tall(including handle), basket height 6" tall.  Diameter is approximately 8" wide.  Stained with my boiled black walnut stain.  The handle is hand carved and feels wonderful in the hand and features a dip.  $37.00 which includes shipping to US addresses. ~SOLD~

The photo below is so you can see why this is a called a "Cat Head" basket.  The Shaker people made these baskets over a mold to assure consistency in size and shape.  I do not use a mold, but form the ears by manipulating the reeds to the shape I want.  Can you see the cats' ears and chubby little face in this photo?
Just in case you're still having trouble visualizing the cat head, Frito said he'd help you out! 

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Prim Market Baskets

Simplify Market Basket
 Simplify Market Basket
has a black rim with black seagrass insert and black lasing.  I stitched the word Simplify on osnaburg with dark brown embroidery floss, aged it and attached to a black/tan print fabric.  A rusty star is attached to the top edge of the osnaburg. The basket is over-stained with my boiled walnut stain, walnuts gathered here in NW Ohio. The basket has a filled bottom - no open holes for knitting needles to fall through.   Approximate measurements - 13"long,  8" wide, basket i s 7" tall, and with the handle it is 12" tall. 

Blessings Market Basket
Blessings Market Basket  is identical to the Simplify Market Basket above with the exception that it doesn't have a rusty star attached to it.  The rim is black and the entire basket is over-stained with my boiled black walnut stain.  Approximate measurements are the same as Simplify Basket. 

Blessings Market basket  - $40.00 ppd within the continental US~SOLD~ Thank you.
Simplify Market basket - $40.00 ppd. within the continental US ~ SOLD ~ Thank you