Friday, 24 February 2012

I have been working.........

but not necessarily on the things I should be!!  I can get sooooo distracted doing what I love - making baskets!
So here are a few I have been working on.







A key basket (wall basket) made on a cane frame with cane stakes.
















A medieval style bird cage - just the right size to hold a blackbird -
in 1:12th scale of course!!










Comment from Peter:  "Were you bored or something!

Or maybe I just needed a challenge!

The little basket in 1:24th scale is made exactly like a real basket - it has 3 rod whale on the base, worked in reverse twining for the main body, topped with a 3 rod whale accent.  It is finished with a commercial border and follow-on trac and that is where I had to succumb to a magnifier as I just couldn't see where to put the fine thread!

The best part of this project was declaring it finished!!

20 comments:

  1. Hola Lidi, me gustan tus nuevos trabajos, la cesta de pared es exacta a una que yo tengo en casa.
    La pequeña 1:24 es increíble
    Un abrazo

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  2. Pete is right! Or else you've tipped over that fine line into insanity ;) That's one heck of a beautiful basket!!

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  3. Thank you so much everyone!
    And Susan - you're probably right about the insanity bit! Hugs to you all...........

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  4. Hola Lidi! Preciosas como todas tus creaciones! Me ha encantado en especial la canasta de pared Ohh la imagino llena de flores. Saludos!

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  5. Love the baskets and the birdcage is just so stunning!!!!

    My daughter reckons all miniaturists are crazy, maybe she's right?!?! Well then I like being crazy ;-), it sure helps me cope with the "normal world" out there.

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  6. Your baskets are amazing. I adore the beautiful cage.
    Hugs Maria

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  7. Hello Lidi, you've made very beautiful baskets, especially I loooooooove the blackbird cage! Why?
    I just poste a message about blackbirds on my blog!! Is that a coincidence or....? So when you're bored again.....;)
    I like the little 1:24th scaled basket very much (the other ones too of course), its beautiful, Lidi!!
    Have a nice weekend, hugs, Ilona

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  8. Your work is a work of art! A charm, kisses in your heart.

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  9. OMG Lidi!amazing work and talent!

    Jaz xxx

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  10. Oh, how small and beautiful!

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  11. I juts love your baskets! They looks so real.

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  12. The bird cage is fabulous.
    Bye Faby

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  13. Hi I love these baskets you made! I've been trying to find tutorials on making 1/12th scale baskets but can't find any information or even where to get the supplies. :'( would you be willing to point me in the right direction? Please! I will give you a freshly baked batch of mini Internet cookies. :D

    Amanda

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  14. Amanda - an e-mail address please so I can send you some information!!
    I am more than willing to assist you any which way I can!!
    Cheers -

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