Hi Everyone,It's Friday and Welcome to my 'Show and Tell' hosted by Cindy.
I'm going to call myself 'The Basket Lady' from now on. Joke!! Should be actually with the amount of crocheted covers I keep making for them. Well I couldn't resist. Hobby Craft had their New Year sale on and there was a load of these baskets stacked up by the till. I just had to have 'how many?' a couple more !!!!
But you know what? They are so handy. My 'Fireside Basket' sits by my cozy fire in the Lounge holding my current wool for on going projects, My 'Towel Basket' stores my rolled up towels in the Bathroom, My 'Yarn Basket' sits proudly in the Conservatory holding a stash in there. There is only our Bedroom left and the Kitchen. That's unless my Daughter wants one. I just love doing them so I thought why not. So I thought I would get to work on the one for our Bedroom 'My Boudoir Basket!'. ha.ha. But you know what? It's so handy by the side of my bed. I can just throw in my bits and pieces you know the odd magazine or two! etc.,
Well here's the basic red Christmas basket. They were £10.00 but they've gone down to half price a fiver!
I soon started making that ripple. Only 30 rows in two colours pink and white. Then I sewed the edges together with a beautiful large darning needle, oh how I love these needles! To make my 'tubey' I call it. Two bases, one for the outside, one for the inner. Made out of trebles. Grows very quickly.
Once the 'tubey' was made, I brought it up over the basket and folded the top over, you have to make it deep enough to fit up the outside, and then over as far as the inner base.
It doesn't look as though it will fit, but it does no problem. Here's the outer base ready to be sewn.
Here's the inner base ready to be sewn.
Look at my lovely large darning needle. I do love working with it. I know I'm getting nearer the end.
Then the inner base has to be sewn.
Here we are sewing is finished.
A white ribbon is threaded through and a bow made. Just a finishing touch a little pink and butterfly netspets
Introducing!!!! Ta - dah!! Sue's 'Boudoir Basket!'.
This tissue box was crocheted years ago using Eyelet Lace. Do you remember 'Craftlon' ladies?
Now you now 'who' or should I say 'what' I sleep with!!!! It's beside my bed and it's great to throw my magazines into after a good read.
Happy Thursday everyone, thanks for visiting me again!!
Slideshow 'My Boudoir Basket' - Music - Music Box Lullaby - Time to Sleep - Paul Collier.