Sunday, December 9, 2012

What's New

Recently added to Etsy

Gathering Basket

Mason Jar Basket with Rusty Lid, Garter and berries

Woolhooker Tote

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Dried Black Walnuts

Thought maybe you'd be interested in Dried Black Walnuts to use as bowl fillers.  
Listed in my Etsy shop
Dried for 2 years.

$9.00 for 1 pound - roughly 35 dried black walnuts.  Plus shipping

Monday, October 15, 2012

4 baskets now on SALE!

I just went in and reduced the price of these 4 baskets on my Etsy site.  If they are your favorite, now's the time to snag them!  

Cherokee Comb - regular $40.00 now $30.00 plus shipping

Rugger's Tote Regular $60.00 now $40.00 plus shipping

Rugger's Tote Smaller size Regular $48.00 now $38.00 plus shipping

These special prices apply to these baskets only and do not include any special orders.  

Monday, September 24, 2012

Showing Off

I just love to see how my baskets are used!

  Carole purchased a custom Cherokee Comb Basket with paint to match her hand dyed floss.  She mounted the stitchery to the neck portion of the basket.  

Looks Great Carole - Thanks for sharing.  

Sunday, September 9, 2012

New to Etsy

Just added today - 

Primitive Market Basket with high sides

 Wool Drying Basket

New this past week - 
Cherokee Comb Basket 

Wool Storage Basket

More Rug Hooking Tote Baskets coming soon - I am waiting on a shipment of Shaker Tape.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Questions, Questions.....

If you have followed my blog for sometime, you may know that for 13 years I worked for Ohio's largest living history museum. I wore an 1860's day dress to work complete with petticoats and lace up boots. I did not work for the museum this past summer.  It was a hard decision, as I truly enjoyed every hour of working there.  I figure in 4 more years I can go back to - when my youngest is 16 and can drive himself to baseball practice!

I thought I'd share some of the questions that I was asked every day when I was working.  

Favorite Question #1 - 

"How long does it take you to weave a basket?"  

Answer -    
Depending on the basket, it might take me 45 minutes and it might take me 12 hours.  I didn't make many 12 hour baskets to sell in the museum shop!

Many people are familiar with a very famous basket factory that is also located here in Ohio.  Which leads to 
Favorite Question #2 
"I bet you wish you could work for ****** basket factory"
Answer - 
Not really - work in a factory where someone tells me what I'll be weaving, weaving as fast as possible, having no artistic input at all?

I got to thinking about Question #2 this weekend while I was weaving.  If I have several of the same basket to make, it is much easier to work assembly line style.  

Shhh....don't tell anyone I was working in MY factory!

And Favorite Question #3
"Is that your real name?"
  Prompted by reading my museum nametag

Answer - 
Yes it is my real name and I've never hidden in an attic.
(only 1 guest ever confused me with Helen Keller!).

Have a great week!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Etsy Update

New on Etsy - Cherokee Comb Basket

9" Shaker Cheese Basket

 A smaller version of the popular Long & Skinny.  This one is slightly narrower and not as long.  19" long x 5 1/2" wide x 3" high to rim. 

And a Rugger's Tote basket with a natural rim 

Sunday, August 5, 2012

A few new baskets

I've been busy weaving this past week, catching up on orders.  I did manage to squeeze in some weaving time for new baskets for my Etsy shop.  

Gathering Basket - I'm really loving the prim colors on this one. 
 Market Basket with Wool Label

Rugger's Tote Basket with Wool Label

Rugger's Tote Basket with recycled denim jean pocket and hand dyed denim colored reed. 

Medium Market Basket - in a great color called Dark Cavern.  This one will be listed tomorrow. (Unless you call dibs on it before that!)
Are you ready for Fall?  I'm really having a hard time not digging out my fall "stuff".  

Friday, July 27, 2012

Today's Pumpkin

I didn't have to run around after any children today, which translates into weaving time. I've been thinking about this design for sometime now - a twist on the Wool Drying Basket

and a smaller version of yesterday's pumpkin.
Both are listed in my Etsy Shop.
Have a great weekend.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

The pumpkins are coming...

My fingers are orange - I've been dying Ash for a bushel basket full of these autumn pumpkins.  The first one is one my Etsy site right now.  I'll be listing more over the next couple of days.

The leaves are cut from some of my wool stash, the stem is a twig from the back yard and the pumpkin sits on an antique button from my Grandmother's stash.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

July Basket Giveaway

This month I'm joining with my Etsy Team, Old Farmhouse Gathering (OFG) for a Shop Hop.  
The basket I'm giving away is this whitewashed peg basket with a few sprigs of faux bittersweet and tied off with a homespun bow. 

For the rules of the giveaway visit our OFG blog found HERE

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

New Rugger's Tote Basket

Found this great silk flower and thought it would be neat on my Rugger's Tote Basket.  

Like all my Rugger's Tote Baskets, this one has a wood bottom for support of heavier items (library books!) 

This new basket can be found in my Etsy shop - click on the link to the right to take you directly there. 

Saturday, June 30, 2012

The winner is....

There were 60 entries received for this basket giveaway.  Thank you to all who entered and follow along on my blog.  

Instead of the random number generator, I did it the old fashioned way - everyone's name went on a slip of paper in the basket.  Only one child is out of bed this morning, Matthew drew out a name...

and Frito said he wanted to help too!  Can you read the winner's name?

It's Natalie from Tins & Treasures Blog.

Thanks again for following along.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Giveaway Time...


The basket.....
Features a solid bottom and small push in handle.  It's a small oval market basket.

Here are the "rules".....
1.  You must be a follower of my blog
2.  You must leave a comment on this post only
3.  You must live in the USA
4.  I will use the random number generator to pick a winner on the last day of June.

Good Luck & Thanks for following me!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Congratulations to....

Valerie of Yorkie's Primitives.  You've won my basket giveaway.  
Thank you to all who entered and follow my basket blog.  Stay with me - I'm going to have another giveaway soon. 

Valerie,  your number was 18 - the number that the random number generator spit out and you signed up for the giveaway on May 18th - is this your lucky number?  I sent you an email - please respond with your mailing address. Thanks!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Giveaway Last Call

Last call to sign up for my Basket Giveaway.  I will draw a winner on Thursday night.
Click HERE to sign-up.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A Celebration and A Giveaway

The Etsy team, Old Farmhouse Gathering, that I belong to is hosting a Summer Celebration with tons of new Summer related items.  The event will start tomorrow and to find all these great new items, simply type STCOFG in the search box at Etsy.  

I thought I'd share the 4 items that I will be listing for the celebration.  You won't be able to find them on Etsy until tomorrow - so this is your sneak peek.  
Muffin Basket

 Ball Mason Jar Americana Basket
 Americana Vase 
 Americana Trivet Basket featuring a pottery center. 

Now for my giveaway I'm having in conjunction with the celebration! 
The Ball Mason Jar basket is up for grabs - all you have to do is be a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post. 
You can choose a painted lid like the one in this photo, or a rusty lid like the one in the photo of the Americana one listed with my items for the celebration.   Just let me know in the comment you leave which you'd like.  I will also be happy to change the garter for you, let me know that in your comment too

As always, thanks for visiting. 

Monday, April 30, 2012

The winner is.....

The winner of my basket giveaway is......Vicky from Paintspots and Splinters!  The random number generator picked your comment number.

Vicky, I've sent you an email 

Thank you to all my followers, I appreciate your kind words about my baskets and for following along with me.  I'm going to have another giveaway soon - stay tuned!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Giveaway Time!

This small tote basket is perfect to carry your lunch to work (that's what I do with mine) or to hold smaller needlework projects.  The handles are cotton Shaker Tape and the liner is 100% cotton quilt shop fabric.  You can remove the liner for easy washing.   

The rules for my giveaway are simple - 
1.  Follow this blog
2.  Live in the USA
3.  Leave a comment on this post that you'd like a chance to win this basket

That's it.  Simple!
I will draw a name out on Monday April 30th.  Please make sure that I can contact you, if you don't have a blog be sure to leave me your email address in your entry.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

4 New Baskets

 There are 4 new baskets on my Etsy site - Here's a peek at them -
Gathering basket
Quilter's Tote Basket

 Recycler's Bag Basket

And the favorite, Long & Skinny 

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Recycled Denim Tote Basket

A new twist on my Rug Hooking Tote basket.  I used various shades of dyed blue reed with blue Shaker Tape Handles and a denim pocket.  The pocket would be the perfect storage place for hooks and scissors!

New on my Etsy Site today!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Etsy Update

 Earlier today, I listed 2 new baskets on my Etsy shop.  

Recycler's Bag Basket is for your plastic grocery bags.  Stuff the basket full and pull from the hole in the bottom.  I have a bag sticking out the bottom so you can see where the hole is.

Long & Skinny - the current favorite basket I have out there!