Type of item: Functional
Style: Classic, Casual, Funky, Holiday, Hipster, Whimsical, Cute, Mod, Traditional
Craftsy Mystery Box
What was your inspiration?
I have been on a basket craze! I used some of the lovely yarn I received from the Craftsy Deals Shop. This is Cascade Yarns Cherub Collection Kaleidoscope DK.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Scraps of fabric line the inside with a simple whip stitch. The fabric gives them a sturdiness and really helps them to stand upright.
The blue yarn was in this Craftsy Mystery Box. If you haven't pulled the trigger or are new to them, give it a try. You won't be sorry. Gorgeous things in every surprise box.
Dark greys and black are a bit difficult to shoot but it's a beautiful squishy yarn that was a joy to work with. It's Cascade 128 Superwash. I'm not sure they carry this dark grey any longer, however, they have a long list of other great colors.
I had some Aneela Hoey Little Apples left over from a blanket I made to line one of the baskets with. You can't see, but the bottom has a cardboard circle in the bottom to help them all keep their shape. You can cover them with fabric as well.
Now, what to fill them with!
*Slip a jar candle in one.
*Knitting/crochet notions in another.
*One would be a really cute baby shower gift for the nursery. Fill it with lotion, washcloths and the like.
*One by the door to hold keys, cel phone and whatnot!
*The grey one could easily hold fruit on the kitchen counter!