Tuesday, September 10, 2013

New on Etsy

Just listed on Etsy

Plastic Bag Holder

Cherokee Comb Basket

Small Version of a Cherokee Comb Basket

Shaker Cat Head Basket

Dried Black Walnut Garlands

We are experiencing one of the hottest days of the summer today - heat + humidity.  Hope you are having cooler weather.  


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

It feels like Fall!

The weather here is SO nice.  It almost felt like Fall today - just had to create something Fall-ish.  

The contents of the basket ARE included with the basket - an autumn pod candle ring and blackened beeswax battery operated candle. 

I did check the calendar and it's still July!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Congratulations to Melinda from Merry Winds Farm, she won Marly's Basket.  (Melinda, look for an email from me)

Thank you to all who entered and follow both Marly and me on our blogs. 


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Giveaway Time!

It's that time - giveaway time! 
Do you know Marly from Santa's and Sampler's blog (found HERE)  Marly is a cross stitcher superb.  She's also VERY generous with her talents, she has many free patterns on her blog and is always sharing her finishing tecniques with us.  Marly also has a great sense of humor, I'm always laughing by the end of her blog posts. 
Awhile back Marly asked me if I'd like some basket materials she had left over from her basket weaving days.....well of course I would!  She sent me a kit for this basket.  In honor of her kind and generous nature, I'm going to give away the finished basket.  Here it is.....
Marly's Basket
Bottom view
Once I finished the weaving, I gave it a dunk in my homemade black walnut dye. It's the perfect size to carry your cross stitch projects in (or rug hooking, or needle felting, or......) 
Now, on to the "rules" for the giveaway
1.  I would love it if you were a follower of my blog and of Marly's (again, found HERE, while you are there, please tell her Thanks! )
2.  Leave a comment on this post
3.  Live in the USA
I will draw a name on Friday July 12. Please make sure I can get a hold of you for your address, whether I can get you through your own blog or by email.  I'll give you until Sunday July 14 to respond to my email - otherwise I'll redraw. 

Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Stain is drying.....

 I'm calling this basket a "collections" basket.  Perfect for displaying your goodies.  

A customer favorite - the Rug Hooking Tote

Both available in my Etsy Shop.  

Sunday, June 23, 2013

New on Etsy

Primitive Gathering Basket.....

Rug Hooker's Accessory Basket, perfect for hooks, scissors and worms

12" Round Shaker Cheese Basket

Small Egg Basket with 3 egg gourds and filler

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

New on Etsy

Painted baskets, inspired by Shaker Berry Baskets:  

In Blue

and Barn Red

Shaker Cheese Basket

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Double Pouch Cherokee Comb Basket

Happy Easter.  

Were your Easter Baskets filled?  It's a sad day for my children - they don't have homemade Easter Baskets.....Isn't there a saying about the cobbler's children never having shoes?  I did notice that there wasn't any complaining about the candy in their store bought cheapo plastic baskets! 

New today on Etsy - A double pouch Cherokee Comb Basket.  
Love the dark brown color, with just a hint of barn red to it.  

I've been busy lately making Shaker Cheese Baskets.  These baskets are approximately 15" in diameter and 4" deep.  While I don't have any currently for sale in my Etsy shop, they can be ordered.  Just send me an email or a conversation on Etsy.  $35.00 plus $9.00 shipping.  


Sunday, March 24, 2013

New on Etsy

I think I have something about the color Old Gold - 2 of these baskets are Old Gold!

~~~~~~Small Bucket Basket~~~~~~~

~~~~~~Rug Hooking Tote~~~~~~

~~~~~~Peg Basket~~~~~~

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The winner is.....

The winner of my Primitive Easter Basket with dried grass and egg gourds...

Came out of this basket with many, many entries......

Thank you all for following along on my basket blog -  I appreciate all of you.  

Jennifer from The Country Mouse .  I've sent you an email - please look for me in your inbox!


Sunday, March 3, 2013

Last Call on Giveaway

This Tuesday I will be drawing for the Easter basket with egg gourds and prairie grass - have you signed up yet?  

All you need to do is be a follower of this blog, leave a comment on this post (or the previous one) and live in the US.  

New tonight on Etsy.....
Dark Gray Cherokee Comb Basket


Tuesday, February 19, 2013


It's time for a GIVEAWAY!  

A Primitive Painted Easter Basket with dried Prairie Grass and 3 egg gourds

Which you can also empty and use as a little peg hanger basket.  

To enter for my giveaway:
- Just be a follower of this blog 
-leave a comment on this post

That's it!

If you do want to post this on your own blog, leave me a second comment letting me know and I'll give you another entry.  

Due to the grass and dried gourds this is open to US residents only - I don't want to get into trouble with customs for shipping plants out of this country.  

I'll draw a name on March 5 - two weeks from today.  

If you really want this basket and can't wait to see if you win, there is an identical one in my etsy shop HERE.

You can also see a more detailed description of the basket by clicking on the link above.  


Sunday, February 17, 2013

I've been weaving!

A lull in my Mom schedule gave me the opportunity to weave a little over the weekend. 

Painted Peg Basket

Painted Market Basket with Wool Label - Medium 
~~~Sold ~~~Thank you P!
 Painted Market Basket with Wool Label - Smaller Version

 Americana "Hide the Utensils" Basket

Special order - Shaker Cat Head Basket - Thank you Peggy!


Have to share this funny with you - our daughter calls me to her room to look at the "spoiled cat".  Yes, he is spoiled, you can see she's lined the basket with a nice fleece throw to make sure he's comfy.  
She's spoiled too - I made this basket for me!  I had felted wool stored in this basket when she commented on it, telling me how much she liked it.  It now resides in spoiled child's room to hold the more spoiled Graybinator.  

Happy President's Day!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Painted Baskets

Spent some time weaving over the weekend - 

A whitewashed Bucket Type basket

2 toned Shaker inspired basket with wooden bottom.  The rim and the handle are stained with black walnut stain, while the body of the basket is painted.  

Both available in my Etsy shop.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Long & Skinny's Big Brother

My Long & Skinny Basket has been such a huge hit, I decided to make a wider version - 

The Primitive Long Gathering Basket

Love this one on my table

Available in my Etsy shop - Click on the link to the right to take you there. 

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A few new baskets

I'm thinking about Spring! 
 That's what happens when you live where there should be several inches of snow on the ground right now, but it's been in the 50's and 60's.  

Recently added to my Etsy shop -

Smaller Egg Basket with 3 egg gourds and dried prairie grass

Medium Egg Basket with 5 egg gourds and dried prairie grass

Half Bushel Gathering Basket

A Long & Skinny

All of these are available in my Etsy Shop - click the link on the right to visit.

Happy Spring?!