Friday, March 14, 2008

Here comes Peter Cottontail...


I learned how to weave a reed basket this summer by my aunt Marjie. She is a professional basket weaver and has many other talents that make her just amazing. *:)* Well, when I saw this tutorial for weaving a paper basket, I thought, I can do that. Well, weaving paper is a bit more tricky than I thought. But, it is very 'doable' once you get the feel for it. I made this basket for Marissa and will be making another one this weekend for Cody. What a neat handmade with love piece to hand down. Here is the tutorial for this basket:http://www.wishyouwerehere-laura.blogspot.com/search/label/Basket%20Tutorial Oh, and the cute brads are from Making Memories Easter Collection. I LOVE them!


Another tutorial I found:http://confessionsofaribbonaddict.blogspot.com/2008/02/my-basket-tutorial.html It is a different style basket, but easier and just as cute!


Don't forget tomorrow is the drawing for the rub-ons blog candy giveaway. Make sure to leave me a comment to be entered. Oh, and a way to contact you if you win!

5 comments:

Yanitza Ramos said...

Hi Elizabeth,

Your basket looks adorable! Also wanted to say "Hi" and looking forward to work together at Inspirational Crafts Blog.

Becky Priddy said...

Hi ~ I can't believe this is made out of paper but I saw it myself and it is soooo cute. Had a great time visiting and crafting today at your house, decorating the cute plastic paint cans for the auction! Great girl time! talk to you later! Becky

Jen Grant said...

This looks just like a Longaberger! Love how you tiered the thicknesses of each strip down! Love it!

And GREAT blog btw!!! I'm so jealous!
Jen

Kim-Kathie said...

You are my new hero.

Jessica said...

That is the cutest paper basket that I have seen! You do such awesome work! Thanks for all the inspiration!