Hi Everyone! Monday today, and my family are back at work.
So.....I'm back to regular blogging! :) Yippee!!!!!
Well Christmas has proved one thing - we are all completely and utterly 'addicted' to our blogs. Whether we be writing them, or reading them. We are 'addicted!'. So Welcome back everyone!
First of all may I say thank you to Kate, Kim, Alison, Alhana, Karin for wanting to share in my Charity project for this year. If anyone wants to know anything about it, please go to the 2nd January post. Thanks friends.
Well before Christmas I finished a project. I kept it quiet because we were all so.....busy with Christmas preparations. Getting those Christmas gifts finished ready to give our friends and family was quite a rush for a lot of us. Well now we have all that finished with I'll show you, or should I introduce you to My 'Fireside Basket'. I know yet another Basket, but it is so useful. I call it a 'Fireside Basket' because I keep it at the side of my sofa by the fire with my wool, hook case and magazines in. It's so handy just to throw everything in to (at 3.am in the morning sometimes for a quick tidy up!). ha.ha. Of course I have the Basket upstairs for my towels, then there's my Yarn Basket in the Conservatory. Find me a Basket and I'll cover it!! I just love making everything prettier than it was before. Here goes.......
Take one old grubby linen basket.
Crochet a Ripple. Just like you would do for a blanket, but wide enough to fit round the Basket snuggly, not loosely.
Two circles of trebles, one for the inside base, one for the outside base. The rectangle Ripple should be deep enough to fit up the outside and then folded over at the top to then go down to the bottom inside base.
Here's the circle of trebles for the inside base part.
Here's the circle of trebles for the outside base part. The rectangle Ripple when crocheted deep enough, should then be sewn at the two edges. This forms 'a tubey' my naming!
The 'tubey' is pulled up the sides of the Basket and then folded over at the top. Then the outside base part is sewn together with a large darning needle.
Here's the outer base part now attached to the 'tubey' part.
Then you do the same for the inner base part. See how the Rectangle is wide enough to reach down to the base.
Here's the base finished.
The Basket is finished. Both bases are now sewn to the main part of the Ripple.
I've pulled up the inner base so you can see how it's attached. Then it was ready for the pretty ribbon which I made into a bow.
Introducing.......Ta dah!!!!!!! My 'Fireside Basket'.
Of course it matches the 'Fireside Ripple Blanket'.
Hope I've sort of explained well enough.
Thanks again for helping me with my project.
Speak to you all soon.
My Slideshow is of my 'Fireside Ripple Blanket'.
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