Friday, April 2, 2010

Easter Basketry

"I, a woman, have dropped the symbols of my sex, yarn, shuttle, basket, thread."
~Olympia Morata
I picked up most of what you dropped, Olympia.
I spent some time yesterday and today making some Easter baskets. I found a tutorial on weaving baskets out of paper and I thought, "Hmmm, I've got some marbelized paper to use up!!". So, I covered 3 pieces of paper with contact paper (for strength and waterproofing) and went to it. I think the colors meld well with the Spring feeling in the air. 70 degrees in Maine today!!
I thought I'd try it with some paper twist as well. It was lucky that my munchkin requested that I pretend to be Trusty from Lady and the Tramp....because I was growling up a storm for this basket. I just told her I'm a method actor. The paper twist was just way too easy to bend....and that made it harder to weave. But, still, I like the way it turned out:
Just don't look too closely. ;-) 
This bee couldn't help himself.
Enjoy this gorgeous weekend!!!!
Here are some places I linked this project too, check them out and be inspired!!
Feature Yourself Friday
Creative Cats
Spring Has Sprung
Get Your Craft On
Thursday's Treasures
Strut Your Stuff
Show And Tell
Weekend Wrap Up Party
Saturday Nite Special