Sunday, May 22, 2011

My New Basket

I wanted to show everyone one of my baskets being made. So I took pictures of the various steps. These pictures are just to give an idea of the work that goes into a basket. I did not show you every step. I think it turned out really cute. Also be sure to go to the bottom of this page for a small blog candy giveaway!  

The Cricut Cartridges I used for the tag was Playtime and Accent Essentials.

I used PK-450 Wide Eyed kids stamp Set to stamp the little girls face. Also she just had to have some bling on her shoe and ears. Do you see that she is holding little Copic Markers. I used Glossy Accents fr her eyes.

This the base of the basket. When you weave you have to keep the reed wet so it will bend.

This picture shows all the bent up and held with clothes pins.

One of the hardest parts is getting the first few rows started.

Every other spoke cut.

Then the remaining spokes are tucked in.

Then the rim is then added.
Here is the rim attached with cane. This is before I stained it. You don't have to always stain baskets but I wanted the stained look. You dip them in dye or spray with basket stain like I did. The spray stain is a lot easier to do when you only have one basket to stain.

I would love it if you all would go to this link: Craftiest Mom Contest on facebook and vote for me. The prize is a Cricut Expression 2 Anniversary Edition. I don't have this machine and would love to win it.

1. Become a follower of my blog and leave a comment here telling me you are a follower or if you already were.

I will announce the winner during the week of June 1st

Here is the blog candy.


  1. Okay, you made the BASKET?!!!!! WOW, I am seriously SO impressed! That is amazing!!! Your little Copic marker holder is absolutely adorable. Thanks for all the great photos of the process too! It definitely looks like a lot of work but well worth the effort. Hugs- Glora

  2. great idea! thanks for the tutorial on weaving as well.

  3. I am so impressed! I don't think I would have the patience- it looks like alt of work. Thay turned out beautiful!!

  4. Wow, this is awesome! I love the basket, you are very talented!! I'm so glad you created with us this week!!