Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Basket Weaving ~ Yarn Baskets ~ Complete

Melanie and I had the best time finishing our baskets together on Saturday.

Emmitt was very helpful too. You can see a glimpse of his tail in the mirror in the picture above. He was patrolling all afternoon incase they suddenly became food or gift baskets with his name on them :)



Here is Melanie working on her basket.



I just love the texture and richness of the basket weaving!

It was very fun and relaxing to do. I am sure we will make more!

You can never have too much art, yarn or containers!




Here is my completed basket filled with yarn for the Mother Bear Project bears I am working on.

I love making new containers. My new basket will be perfect to take on the Craft Weekend Retreat Melanie and I are going on again this Friday!


I know I will be working on the bears and a new sweater!


The other projects we have lined up are to finish Melanie's afghan, make mittens on our looms, and start a punch needle project.

We are going to be very busy having fun! I will take lots of pictures to show you!

19 comments:

Manon Doyle said...

Whoa!! The baskets are incredible.... I'm very impressed girlfriend!!!

The OP Pack said...

Wow, those baskets look so good. Interesting how you get different shapes in baskets. And the brightly colored yarns look beautiful in yours.

Woos, the OP Pack

Lilo, The Great Rock Eater said...

Always so creative Melissa!!! We always look forward to seeing each of your new projects =)

Jess & Lilo

Laura said...

Love the baskets! I took a class once and made a bunch - they are fun to do! Happy November!

Puglette said...

your baskets are fabulous!! the shaping is so beautiful. i am so jealous of you two, planning on being busy having fun.
hugs,
puglette
:o)

Puglette said...

your baskets are fabulous!! the shaping is so beautiful. i am so jealous of you two, planning on being busy having fun.
hugs,
puglette
:o)

Lex said...

In that one picture, it almost looks like a baby basket. :)

That will be so fun!

Sheila said...

Gorgeous!!!! Love the shape and the textures and the colors!

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Wow - those look incredible! I'm impressed :)

Nevis said...

Wow, the baskets look great! And very professinal, too!

Stubby said...

Hi Melissa! Those baskets are wonderful. If I were there I would have been patrolling with Emmitt too. You just never know when food is going to magically appear.

I can't believe you and Melanie are going to another craft weekend retreat. That sounds like so much fun, but poor Emmitt will miss you.

Stubby xoxo

Liss said...

those baskets are beautiful.

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Mom says the kholours are pawesome!

I say it was khool to see Emmitt's tail!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Fannie said...

great baskets. thanks for sharing. have fun at your retreat.

Sherry said...

M, the baskets are awesome! You just blow me away with everything you tackle and learn.

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

Hi Melissa
A very nice creation!
No matter what you do- you always have fun and make things so beautiful.
I remember a few years ago making baskets(which now I cannot believe I did_) it was fun.
love
tweedles

Dana Orsborn said...

Great baskets! Penny thinks it
would be magical if there
were a basket durable
enough for a 30 pound
pug to be carried
around in.

Have a great time on
the craft retreat!

Dana & Penny

Nancy Jacobs Basketmaster said...

Your baskets turned out beautiful!
Nancy

Maggie and Mitch said...

The baskets are just beautiful! You girls sure do stay super busy!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch