Monday, June 16, 2008

Mini Baskets For Special Treasures

I've been in the middle of a spate of mini baskets & have been really enjoying them! I am using a small, chalk line cording for and am still trying to figure out how to vary the stitch width to get the cording definition that I want. It's difficult on this small scale. The middle basket with the handle is the smallest one of this batch. I used a mixture of chocolate & safari gray procion dyes on it and then stiffened the handle a bit with GAC 400 (which I have come to really like using a lot since it can be thinned with water to give a more or less rigid effect). The basket on the left was tea dyed- the original fabric was white. The right hand basket was just for fun - a perky pink rayon blend fabric with black dots that shed like crazy ! You should have seen my pants after I finished it! More mini baskets are in my future - these are just too fun to make to stop now! Next step is beading them!




7 comments:

Vicki W said...

They look like little birds nests! So cute!

Guzzisue said...

thanks for the ruler, hadn't realised how small these were!

Stephanie Pettengell said...

They are so tiny, I have only done large ones with washing line! They are beautiful.

Exuberant Color said...

I have never seen baskets made that tiny before. Is GAC400 like a starch?

Sue B said...

oh my gosh, these are just too much fun!

Carol Sloan said...

I saw your post on quilt art list. I love these baskets! They are just so cute! Did you machine stitch them? What is Gac 400? Could it be used to stiffnen fabric&cheese cloth to simulate hair? Thanks.
I also read about your Odie. I just lost my kitty Steve. He was about 18-20 years old. I understand the part where you said you probably waited a day too long...I did the same thing. I just, I wanted, He was..I just did, ya know?

mouse (aka kimy) said...

these baskets are precious.

I'm so saddened to hear about odie. it's been a tough year for you. deep, deep comforting hugs.

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