Saturday, November 3, 2007

262: bliss crafts - baskets


i started making the baskets after we moved south.

i hadn't crocheted much in a while but i still had a big stash of yarn. and somehow it began mysteriously multiplying while mr. bliss wasn't looking.

i knew i had to do something with it or risk mr. bliss noticing the ever-increasing volumes of brightly-colored balls of fluff.

so i got online and searched a gazillion websites for yarn crafts and crochet patterns.

one of the things i found was a how-to for baskets. of course mine didn't come out like the ones in the picture. (it never does...)

but i didn't give up.

i began experimenting with color and materials. i learned something interesting: the baskets already know what they're gonna look like when i start. i'm just a vessel for bringing them into view. '-)




8 comments:

Stella and Thomas said...

Oooo, these are great too!! I am so inspired! I need a hobby...I don't have the time for one but I need one...I need one.

Mama Loves Baby said...

the baskets are cute.

practice makes perfect, at leat thats what i have learned with sewing.

and no... they never come out like they do in the picture.

Aly Cat 121 said...

I woulda never guessed those were made of yarn. They remind me of the lovely African designed baskets the sistahs make on the continent and here.

bliss said...

Amy, thanks for checking the baskets out. I'm glad you like them. :-)

Making baskets is a fun hobby. Let me know if you want the instructions and I'll e-mail them to you.

bliss said...

Mama Loves Baby, sewing is something I've always wanted to do well. I have a hard-to-fit-off-the-rack body and finding clothes that I like AND that fit well is a chore. :-(

What kind of stuff do you sew?

Thanks for dropping by. :-)

bliss said...

hey Aly. i have another material that i'm gonna try with the baskets.

maybe in time for the holiday bazaar but don't quote me. '-)

i'll post pics...

B said...

stella sent me to this post: I think these are the best thing ever :) i love that they have a mind of their own.

bliss said...

hi b. thanks for dropping in. (and thanks to stella for sending you directions. LOL)

so glad you like the baskets. :-)

i'm working on a big one but haven't finished yet. (too much other stuff going on...)

this will be my first big one and i'll post a photo as soon as i'm done. :-)