Saturday, February 2, 2013

Buckets & Baskets

I had mentioned in this post that I had been on a basket craze!  I used some of the lovely yarn I received from the Craftsy Deals Shop.  This is Cascade Yarns Cherub Collection Kaleidoscope DK.

You get an idea of the scale here.  Scraps of fabric line the inside with a simple whip stitch.  The fabric gives them a sturdiness and really helps them to stand upright.

The blue yarn was in this Craftsy Mystery Box.  If you haven't pulled the trigger or are new to them, give it a try.  You won't be sorry.  Gorgeous things in every surprise box.

You can find all the basket patterns, and information on my labels and charms in this post.

This isn't the best photo as dark greys and black are a bit difficult to shoot but it's a beautiful squishy yarn that was a joy to work with.  It's Cascade 128 Superwash.  I'm not sure they carry this dark grey any longer, however, they have a long list of other great colors.

I had some Aneela Hoey Little Apples left over from a blanket I made to line one of the baskets with.  You can't see, but the bottom has a cardboard circle in the bottom to help them all keep their shape.  You can cover them with fabric as well.

Now, what to fill them with!

*Slip a jar candle in one.
*Knitting/crochet notions in another.
*One would be a really cute baby shower gift for the nursery.  Fill it with lotion, washcloths and the like.
*One by the door to hold keys, cel phone and whatnot!
*The grey one could easily hold fruit on the kitchen counter!

Have a great week,


  1. I love the way these look! Your cowls are amazing :)

  2. Wonderful baskets! I crocheted one that slumps so maybe the fabric lining is the answer. I think I will try it. Great job on all of yours!

    Hugs from Holland ~

  3. These are adorable! I love how unique they are; I've never seen anything like it.

    I clicked over from the Simply Designing link party.

  4. Love your baskets, the colours are great! I can think of a million things you could do with them.
    Dropping by from Petals to Picots Friday Link Party

  5. Love these!!!
    Congrats! You are the most clicked on link at my Super Link Party!
    Come on by tomorrow (Wednesday) and check it out! :-)

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  7. Love this. Would love to have you link this to What to do Weekends! Lovely. Linda

  8. So HAPPY you came and linked up!! You help make the party great! Best wishes and hope you come back tomorrow. Yes, tomorrow starts a new party and I'd love to have you link up your inspiration! Linda


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