April 16, 2011

a first for me: woven basket

This week on the Spellbinders Blog I created a basket made almost entirely out of cardstock and embellished with Spellbinders die templates.  Although this weaving thing was basically a first for me (not counting the woven placemat I made in grade 1) I did have fun watching it come together. Our girls are very impressed - even to go as far as saying I weave like the ladies in South Africa.  They mean the Zulu weavers who are in my opinion the masters of weavers.  I had to laugh because my children do have elevated opinions on Hubs and my capabilities!!! but for now I will take that compliment and keep practicing until maybe someday I too can weave like the Zulus!!

I have instructions on how to make this basket on the Spellbinders Savvy Saturday~Easter Woven Basket blog post.

Have a wonderful Saturday - the weather is warming so we will spend part of today outside!


Mrs Ham said...

Beautiful basket. I wouldn't have known this was your first time weaving (well since 1st grade). Your colors are a wonderful choice for this project.

Tanya said...

This is just darling!

Cheryl Nelson said...

Absolutely FABULOUS in EVERY way!

Karey said...

Great basket!

Jocelyn said...

The weaving on this basket is truly amazing--holy cow! Gorgeous basket!! I love all the little details.