Friday 31 August 2012

basket making, step by step . . .

following on from yesterdays thoughts on baskets
If you should like to have a try
i found this wonderful link to step by step basketmaking.
here on Jon's bushcraft page.
I made a basket many moons ago & should love another try.
Just need to find suppliers now.

Thursday 30 August 2012

Jo Hogan baskets . . .

 My mind does wander so . . .
recently musing over Autumn & collecting blackberries & chestnuts
I began to think about lovely baskets to collect them in!
This bought to mind the beautifully tactile & contempary baskets
made by Jo Hogan from Loch na Fooey, Ireland
Basket maker since 1978, 
i love the way he works items into the weave
This one called "from the bog"

Wednesday 29 August 2012

Tuesday 28 August 2012

Seed faces . . .

looove this idea
made from recycled paper, each face is
 " stuffed full of organic, heirloom eatin' sprouting seeds"

Thursday 23 August 2012

re-cycling old albums . . .

I love re-cycling old items and so fell in love with this idea
A step by srep how to turn an antique photo album 
into an expanding file for letters, receipts, and other important documents.
see here
PS: Im really back this time folksies, i got waylaid getting all teary
at my newly emptied nest, after 30yrs of having children at home
its taken me by suprise!  Keeping busy seems to be a great distraction x