Tuesday, August 03, 2010

My tote has a rim

and is ready for use!!! It's taken me much longer to get back to it than I thought when I set it aside (looking back through my posts, the last time I worked on it was June), but it's done, and I love it! It's the perfect size for most trips and small class projects, and I can't wait to use it.

While I was taking it's picture, I thought you might like to see what has become of my "sewing basket". Yep, it turns out that the dowels that were intended for thread spools work great for holding the clips I use when making baskets, and I'll have to make another sewing basket when I get a chance. Of course, this first picture shows all the things that live in the basket:

And here you have a better view of the basket itself:

This past weekend, while waiting for loads and loads of laundry to wash and dry (and while taking a break from garden chores (weeding - yuk!), I started this Goodness Gracious basket (it's a free online pattern, but also available as a kit), which is intended to carry casseroles or other food items to pot-luck dinners, etc. You know, it may end up being a temporary sewing basket too:-)

Again, I made it all the way to the rim, and need to get back and finish it. I did make sure to set aside the directions and remaining supplies in the basket itself, so they can't go missing.


Delighted Hands said...

Beautiful woven baskets! I am a sucker for woven containers...well, anything that holds something is hard for me to resist! I have two little basket kits that are waiting for me in fact! Finish that rim and cook up a casserole so you can use it!

Life Looms Large said...

Gorgeous and inspiring!!! I love baskets and those are all beauties!