Saturday, 31 December 2011


I would like to start my first post for 2012 by wishing everyone a very happy and healthy 2012 filled with all the good things - like love and laughter and wonderful friendships!

Sydney was beautiful - but we were all very happy to be home again!!

And look what was waiting - a beautiful Stanhopia orchid in flower.

Aaah - home sweet home!!!
And now I can return to making my baskets and finishing off countless projects that lay in wait!!

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Christmas Greetings and my swap from Carmen!

Seasons greetings to all of you - and I wish you all a very healthy and happy 2012!

And in keeping with the theme - look what I got from Carmen!  Just gorgeous and I'm sure that these will all be put to good use once Indy's house is anywhere near complete! 

Thank you so much Carmen!

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.