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! 


Sunday, March 18, 2012

New Baskets

Just finished a One of A Kind towel basket.  A friend gave me this handle and I can't find the same size anywhere!  I'm guessing she got it at a basket workshop.  Painted and distressed, I added a prim barn star to the front.  The basket portion would look neat with some sweet annie tucked in. 
 Thank you Mona!

 Finally caught up on orders for Long & Skinny and had time to make another one to list.
Both baskets can be found in my Etsy shop.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Bucket Basket

In between the orders that I've been working on, I wove up this little bucket basket today.  Just needed to switch to something different that I could finish quickly.  I think I'm almost caught up with my orders - thank you all, I so appreciate your support of my hobby.

This can be found in my Etsy shop - the link to the right will take you there.  

Sunday, March 4, 2012

"BIG" Long & Skinny

I really do enjoy taking custom orders from all of you. I've only ever turned down one special order:  a contortionist asked me to make a basket with strategically placed holes for swords to be inserted into the basket.  This guy must have been double or triple jointed because he was going to fold himself up in this basket and have his assistant shove the swords through.  It was just all too much for me!  

The following photo was sent to me from a customer (sorry, I do not know who to give credit to for this photo) asking if I could make a basket like the one to the left of the fireplace.  Instead of mustard over black, Kelly wanted the basket stained with black walnut stain only. 

I asked Kelly to tell me what measurements she was thinking and this is what I came up with:

The ends of the basket are rounded and flare just a little bit, rather than being the squared off ends that I normally make.  I am really happy with how this basket turned out.  Now, I need to make one for myself.  I don't have a fireplace to prop it up by, but lots of other places where it would work.

If you like it too, I'd be happy to make one for you.  Just shoot me an email or contact me through Etsy.  Stained like this one is $45.00 + shipping (parcel post), 2 coats of paint (usually some color over black) and then stained is $55.00 + shipping.
Thanks to Kelly for this idea.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Long & Skinny

This seems to be a very popular basket lately!  Just listed a new one in my Etsy Shop.  To link directly to this one, click HERE
~~~~~Sold, Thank you Polly!~~~~~