Sunday, December 18, 2011

A basket for a box!

Last night while the rest of my family went to watch the high school basketball team, I stayed home to catch up on orders.  I also made one new basket for my etsy site...

The basket fits perfectly in this box that my husband brought home from work.  I've got him trained!  He saw this box sitting in the factory, waiting to be broken down and recycled.  Knowing that I need lots of boxes and sometimes oddly shaped boxes, he rescued this box and brought it home.  What could I do, but weave a basket to fit in the box!

I will not be listing any additional baskets on my etsy site until after 1/1/2012.  I will let you all know when there are new ones!
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 

Saturday, December 3, 2011

New Painted Baskets

Just added today to my Etsy site:  


Monday, November 28, 2011

Cyber Monday Sale

I am offering a 15% discount at my Etsy site for Cyber Monday.  This discount is good only on baskets currently available on my site, no special orders. 

Coupon code:  Cybermonday
To visit me on Etsy, simply click on the link in my right side bar.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Working with other Etsy Artists

If you follow my other blog, A hole in the basket primitives, you will remember that I recently did a post about my love of Etsy.  I purchased a cute pumpkin pinkeep from Susan of Olde Threads.  Susan requested a Cherokee Comb basket with a white wash finish to  use for display with her stitchery work.  
Primitive Christmas Cross Stitch Pointsetta Pinkeep

To view this listing on etsy follow this link
Not only is Susan a wonderful artist, she is also great with the camera!  I told her she could take pictures of all my baskets from now on!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Cherokee Comb Baskets

Newly listed on my Etsy site - 
Hanging Cherokee Comb basket finished in a great color called "Cashew Crunch"

Countertop version of a Cherokee Comb finished in Cranberry

The link to my Etsy site is on the sidebar to the right.  

Thanks for following me - I'll have information later in the week on a basket giveaway I'm doing in conjunction with my Etsy team - PAFA - check back! 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Cherokee Comb Baskets

New on my Etsy site - Cherokee Comb baskets - 


Mustard over Black & overdyed with black walnut stain

Both can be found on my Etsy site - the link is on the right. 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

New Ball Jar Baskets

I just listed 4 new Ball Jar Baskets today on my Etsy site.  The link on the right sidebar will take you there.  
Quart Size
Quart Size - 


Half pint -

Monday, August 22, 2011

Gathering Basket & Wool Storage Basket

I've listed a couple of new baskets on my Etsy site  - 

The "Gathering Basket" - 

The above is what I had in mind when I was weaving this basket - a nice collection of prim items displayed on my dining room table - a couple of butter paddles and a crock tied with homespun and dried pods.

This is NOT what I envisioned - but should have known...

Please note: NONE of the contents are included with the basket!

The Wool Storage Basket...

Little Mr. Shadow can't squeeze himself into this one - the top is too small!  Ha!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Rug Hooking Tote

Just listed on my Etsy shop - a great tote basket for rug hooking, or quilting, or knitting, or stitching, or..

 The bottom of the basket is a wooden base - great for support when you carry extra large/extra heavy loads.
1" wide brown cotton Shaker tape handles.

If all brown isn't your thing, I have another basket just like this one, but with burgundy handles & accents. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Another Berry Basket

Almost immediately after I listed my last berry basket, it sold - Thank you Teresa!  I just finished another one, using a slightly different color - this one is called "Thatched Roof".  Love that name.  Wouldn't that be a great job to name paint colors?  We are testing out 2 different grays to paint our house, one is Stealth Jet and the other Dark Cavern.  Do you major in adjectives to get a job like that?  Sorry, back to the baskets......  Small Shaker Berry Basket

The second basket is this little storage basket made with antique clothespins for legs.   

As an added bonus, this basket will arrive with 5 antique clothespins in the basket if you wish to use it as a display basket in your primitive laundry room.  

Both are now listed on my Etsy Shop.

Thanks for visiting.  ~Ann

Monday, July 11, 2011

Berry Basket

A couple of new baskets I listed today on my Etsy shop.  

Small round Berry Basket

Antique "Ball Perfect Mason" Quart Jar Basket with garter and lid. 

Friday, July 1, 2011

Christmas In July

The Etsy Group, Primitive and Folk Artists (PAFA), that I belong to is having a Christmas in July Celebration.  If you check out our blog found here you will see the prizes that have been donated.  Sign up            for your chance to win on the blog.  

I have listed  new Christmas baskets on Etsy for this celebration.  
 A bowl basket with 12 evergreen trees spread around the entire basket.
 Wall basket with ceramic snowman and star
 Another wall basket - snowman as a maroon hat instead of mustard
A fun little snowman woven on a wooden ball.  
There are other great items newly listed today, just type in PAFACIJ in the search bar and all the items will pop up. 
Happy July! 


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Antique Clothespin Baskets

I love to repurpose items and these baskets are just that!

Using antique clothespins as legs, these small storage baskets are perfect in a primitive home. 
Dark denim or maroon not your color?  I'm happy to take custom orders.

Upclose so you can see the "legs" aka clothespins. 
These are available at my Etsy shop -

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Button Baskets

I just listed 2 new baskets in my Etsy shop.  I call them Button Baskets - but their uses are almost endless :  coffee filter storage, tea bag storage, cotton balls, Q-tips, chocolate! I'll leave it up to you. 

To see these baskets, simply follow me to my Etsy shop here: 

 Thanks for stopping by to visit me today.  ~Ann
Update ~ Both are sold - Thank you Teresa~  
I'll be making more soon!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Home Spun Wool Basket

I just added a new basket to my Etsy shop.  I've got a "thing" about black lately!  This basket is finished using Olde Century Paints - if you've never used them - they are wonderful.

For details you can visit my Etsy shop via the link on the right side of this post. 

Thanks for stopping by ~Ann

Monday, April 18, 2011

Your Chance to win a basket

The group that I belong to on Etsy, Primitive and Folk Artists (PAFA) is having a Mother's Day giveaway.  For all the details and to view all the prizes available, click HERE
The basket that I'm giving away is this little peg basket.  The basket is stained with my boiled black walnut dye, wrapped in a piece of torn homespun and accented with a wooden star. 

For your chance to win this basket, visit PAFA's blog using the link above.
Good Luck!  ~Ann

Monday, April 11, 2011

My New Favorite Basket

I know, I always say this whenever I make a new basket, but this is my now favorite!

I made a square market basket, stained it and then wrapped the handle with black rug hooking wool.  I whip stitched the wool around the handle so it's tight and won't slide. 

Close up of the label...

It's now in my Etsy shop.
$40.00 plus shipping 

Friday, April 1, 2011

Spring Celebration at Etsy

The PAFA team at Etsy is having a Spring Celebration.  A number of the artisans have been working hard, creating Primitive Spring items.  To find these items, just type in STPAFA in the search field and you will see all the wonderful creations, or you can click HERE to take you there directly. 

I'll share with you here the 5 new baskets that I listed today....
Large Sunflower Tote ~SOLD, Thank you~
Blue Iris Market Basket
 One of a kind ceramic Mail Basket ~SOLD Thank you~
 A basket perfect for olive oil or wine vinegar bottles or lotions
A tulip door basket 

I hope you can find a new primitive treasure from our celebration.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Baskets & A Giveaway Reminder

Just sharing 2 new baskets that I've listed on my Etsy shop. 

***Also a reminder to please visit the PAFA giveaway (read the next post for the basket I'm giving away and the link to sign up.) We are having a huge giveaway and would love for you to enter.  Please stop by to register - only 1 week left.***

Love this big round gathering basket.   The finish is a dark taupe with an overstain of black walnut.
A little crow & star basket - perfect in your kitchen for napkins.
Both of these baskets, along with many others are on my Etsy site.  You can click the link on the right side to get there.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Another Basket Giveaway

I have joined with several of my fellow PAFA (Primitive and Folk Artists on Etsy) for a HUGE spring giveaway.

This Primitive Easter Basket is the prize that 1803 Ohio Farm Baskets is donating.  It will arrive at your home with the primitive grass and 3 grungy eggs. 
If you click here it will take you to the PAFA blog where you can register to win.  You won't believe all the wonderful primitive prizes.  PLUS several of us are giving away gift certificates to our Etsy Shops.  

Good Luck