Saturday 17 December 2011

A Long Post!

I can't believe it's been almost a month since I've posted - so apologies - but I got focused on making some baskets.  More on that subject a little later!

I have to apologise for not being here for so long and I have to welcome new followers.  Thank you all for dropping by and taking a look.  I love it when people come visiting!  And a thank you for all your lovely comments too!

Now back to what I've been doing all these weeks!  Well, I saw a photo of a Norfolk Eel trap in a basket book of mine and it presented a bit of a challenge which I always love!  It literally took me almost 2 weeks to sort it out - but I won in the end.  Photos below!

I also wanted to make an Asian style fish trap and needed to "tweak" the procedure somewhat - and good news - I won that battle as well.  Take a look below!

The Fisherman's Baskets!!

The eel trap on the left was a real challenge as there is an internal tunnel and then the outer basket but it's all worked on the same base!  Let me tell you it was fun!

The fish traps were also a bit a challenge as they are open top and bottom!!

Lobster pots, and some fishing net which I have made using sewing cotton!  And a lobster!

Then I amused myself making a few different baskets as shown below.

I should perhaps mention that all the baskets shown are 1:12th scale.


  1. They are stunning, Lidi!!!!!!

  2. fantásticas tus cestas, como siempre! feliz navidad!

  3. I can''t imagine and shape being able to defeat you for long! These are gorgeous.

  4. Lidi Hello, I'm glad I returned, and baskets so precious! are beautiful, real, perfect ... I lack words to praise ... Congratulations and a big kiss in your heart!

  5. An amazing job as always! pots not beautiful, even in 1:1 scale, I am always fascinated by how they manage to trap lobsters.
    I take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2012!
    kisses from Italy!
    xxx Caterina

  6. Como siempre, tus cestos son maravillosos!
    Un abrazo

  7. I believe you could weave any basket that seized your imagination. Wonderful Lidi, just wonderful, no telling the scale due to the detail.

  8. Yes,they are all really amazing. I just received yesterday the one who was filled by Linda with lobsters and it turned out wonderful. So my friend and I just saw the others you have in Etsy ;-)! Will see how I'll decorate the flower basket,I thing I will have much joy with this!!! Jeannette

  9. Fantastic work!
    Merry Christmas.
    Bye Faby

  10. Wonderful work. Do you do classes? You would have standing room only. Everyone would be waiting in line to take them. Cheers. LJ

  11. Wow...Just AMAZING again! Love them all! You do perfect work!

  12. Thank you everyone for your kind words! Hugs to you all!!

  13. Wow! This is professional work !!

  14. Those fish traps are absolutely incredible Lidi, and wonderful examples of your skills and tenacity.

  15. Wow! They are all so amazing!!! Simply amazing!!! =)

  16. i agree, they are amazing