Sunday, 22 January 2012

Jute Twine Crochet Basket

If you're having a cottage stile Sunday breakfast here's a cute basket for you:

Or you might like this look:

First I made this little crochet basket. No specific pattern - you just want it to be a round piece. 
Then I mixed 1 part white glue with 2 parts water, soaked the piece in it. I took a pyrex bowl, turned it upside down and pressed the piece over it. When dried, it looks like this:

I really wanted to use this beautiful little swallow from The Graphics Fairy (find it here), so I made it a simple little tag which actually adds theme to this basket.
Unfortunately, my printer is is running out of ink, so my tag looks faded but, on the other hand, it should look perfect when i add a bunch of lavender to the whole thing.

Here are a couple of other exercises with the same basket:

My beach memories look so good in it :)

Not bad, but the decision is made: this is my 'Valentine's Basket'.

I wish you all heaps of love this year!



  1. That's so beautiful! I would love to make one of these, thanks for the inspiration!
    Cheers, Andrea

  2. Thanks, Andrea :)
    Running to see your 'Opulent Cottage'!


  3. Cute nest :)

    Visiting from GraphicsFairy's BRAG MONDAY party,
    ~Smiles, Suzanne in NW Illinois at WhyCuzICan

  4. Wow you crochet it, so cool, and then you put in a glue soak and over a bowl. I never would of thought. All of you goodies look good in it. Like the Valentine look. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best.

  5. Thanks, Suzanne :)

    Thank you , Cathy, for the comment and for giving us the opportunity to share on your blog.

    Cheers :)

  6. Oooh! Am I glad your were linked before me at BetweenNapsOnThePorch! This is A-dorable! I wish I could crochet, but I don't think I'd have the patience.

  7. Thanks, Beth, I'm glad you like this.

    Crochet might not be your thing, but you developed your paper craft to perfection!


  8. Fantastic, this is so cute!

  9. Thank you for your comment on my blog! I love these baskets you have made! I have got to have a go at making them! thank you for sharing!

  10. This is so lovely project! Looks so great with and without the ribbons also.


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