What are you most proud of? I finally finished it! What advice would you give someone starting this project? The hand sewing takes longer than I expected. I ended up got gluing the final half! The glue shows in a few places on the inside but otherwise I am very happy with it. Another crafter on craftsy has some beautiful baskets posted and she used smaller cording and then sewed it zig zag on her machine. I would like to try this next as I don't enjoy hand sewing that much.