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


  1. That is a really cute basket. I really like the paper twist, gives it more texture and interest. :-)

  2. Hey Missy! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your easter basket is adorable!

  3. I, too, am totally unorganized! Thanks for visiting my blog today.

    Your baskets are precious! you have waaaay more patience than I do. Great job!

  4. Great job. I love this basket.

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday. Please join me next week for another wonderful party!!

    Please stop by next week I am having guest over each day and I would love for you to tell them HI!

  5. How crafty! Thanks so much for stopping by my nice to meet you -shaunna :)

  6. WOW! Super crafty you are. What a great project.

  7. Very cute and crafty. Thanks for sharing at Fun to Craft's Spring has Sprung Party.

  8. I featured you this week on Thursday's Treasures! Go ahead and grab a button! Thank you so much for sharing! Don't forget to come back this week too!

  9. That is a great idea! Thanks so much for linking up to the Weekend Wrap Up Party! It's so fun to see your projects!

    I hope you will come back and link up again!


  10. I like your "gimme dat comment" - v funny.

    You have asked for feedback, so I would say, I like the design, and have enjoyed reading. Particularly njoyed watching Kookaburra video. Feel free to have a look at my blog


gimme dat comment.