Friday 20 January 2012

A Mixed Variety of Stuff.......

Oh my - where does the time go?  I've been meaning to post for at least a fortnight, but I'm actually pressing the buttons now so here goes!

Before I go any further, welcome to all new followers - thank you so much for dropping by and having a look at things that entertain and amuse me - like making baskets!!  And maybe...occasionally.....other things!

Some baskets I've been working on are.......

1:12th scale and 1:24th scale

The babies took longer to make than their big sister!  It's always great when they're finished - there's the big sigh of relief that I didn't stomp on it and throw it in the bin!

Another try at a plaited basket - this time with finer weavers.  Still need to make a few more so I can say I am  totally happy with the result.  Getting there slowly.......

And finally, as far as baskets are concerned, a touch of freestyle work.  I really enjoy doing these sorts of baskets because the scope is endless!  I think this is ok - and fun!

And now for something totally different (although I had to throw a basket into the pic).
I made this with Indy's house in mind - don't quite know where yet - but I'm sure we'll find a spot!

And that's it for now.  Peter (my husband) got home from Iraq today and I'm hoping that he will kick me into gear and get me working on my buildings starting Monday.  Well, that's the plan!  We'll see how that goes.
Until next time, take care and stay happy!


  1. Congratulations on your husband being home!

    I think all of your baskets are just great but my favorite is the one with a lid, like a picnic basket. I also really like the "freestyle" one because of the colors and beads and feathers.

  2. I love all your baskets. The freestyle one is really cute..
    Hugs Maria

  3. que bonitas son todas tus cestas!

  4. Wonderful!! I love it all :-)

  5. All your baskets are gorgeous! I love the two tiny ones on the top photo.
    I am really happy for you that your husband is back safe.

  6. I have missed your posts. The new baskets are beautiful. I have been hoping to see some more progress on Market Hall.
    Welcome home Peter!

  7. Ahhh! son muy hermosas tus cestas (como siempre) las más pequeñas son adorables.El cesto tejido es también muy bonito
    me alegro que tu esposo regrese
    Un abrazo

  8. How wonderful that your husband is home. You must be so happy about that. :)

    I love the free style basket. Did you had beads while you were weaving it?

  9. Hello Lidi, what wonders are the baskets that you do! They are lovely and I do not get tired of looking at them. A big kiss in your heart.

  10. Son todas fantasticas, me encantan.
    besitos ascension

  11. Hi Lidi,

    Love the baskets!!

    The Chase is beautiful too, I love the colour of the it velvet?

    Fi x

  12. Thanks Fi - the material used on the chaise is actually silk - I love the colour too!!

  13. Hola Lidi! Sus cestas son tan hermosas. Es un trabajo espectacular! Saludos!

  14. Muy buen trabajo.Son preciosas y muy bien realizadas, a parte de diminutas.
    Te felicito por la destreza

  15. Your baskets are gorgeous, amazing detailed!! Especcially the large flowerbasket is very beautiful.And I love your freestyle baskets too.
    Kind regards, Ilona