Monday 14 July 2014

Madness hits........

.....and I have the evidence to prove this!!   My last post showed a be-ribboned baby basinette and since then I have been working on a baby sibling of the same.  This has taken me soooo long to do - weeks in fact.  First off, it took three attempts to get the base size just right!  And weaving with virtually sewing cotton thread just about drove me insane.

Like all my baskets, the item is finished with a woven border, not glued on.  I was ready for a straight jacket by the time I had finished but was determined to get it done.  I took a picture of the two baskets together, but the camera is so deceiving. 

The two baskets don't look too different in size here!  But the large one measures 60mm long, 40mm wide and 25mm high.  The small one measures 37mm long,  24mm wide and 16mm high.

I hope all visitors to this blog are having a wonderful summer season.  We are in the depths of winter, but it will soon be over - only another 6-8 weeks of cool weather and we'll be back to summer.  I can hardly wait!!

Take care everyone!


  1. I just don't know how you do it Lidi! Sewing cotton thread? I would be a Basket case after weaving only the first row.
    But YOU did it and it looks Sensational! :D


  2. Beautiful work Lidi! You are right the photos are deceiving. So I got out my ruler to make a scale drawing. YIKES! I bet it did drive you crazy working so small. I would love to see them in person.

  3. I hear you on winter but we have ducted heating now, so I am in heaven! I love both baskets. They are really beautiful. I particularly love that shade of ribbon on your smaller basket. The effort you put in was well worth it - the results are amazing.

  4. menudo trabajazo , las cestas son una maravilla , la verdad es que si te fijas bien si que se nota la diferencia de tamaño de las cestas , un trabajo fantastico



  5. Your talent knows no bounds! You are living up to your nickname Dottie!! Wonderful wee basket.

  6. Your baskets alway's amaze me. And the patience you have is amazing.
    I just try to make a too big, chunky, clumsy bee basket. No sure if I ever will finish it ... lol.
    Wish you a soon ending winter.

  7. Ils sont superbes!!

  8. those are so cute I love the ribbons :)