Thursday, February 7, 2008

Longaberger Inspired Basket


This is for the My Favorite Things Guest Designer Challenge. The challenge is to make a candy holder. I wanted to make a round container. I looked around my house for inspiration and found a Longaberger Basket I have had for years. I studied it for a little bit and thought how hard could it be to make a basket....well two hours later...the hardest part was getting the actual weaves started and then getting the finshing trim at the top done. It's a funny thing that baskets know what they want to be once you get them started...I am feeling a little zen today...I ordered the Serenity Now Set from MFT last night during the release party, lol! Plus I was up part of the night weaving the basket.


So I love this little basket, tell me what you think!

Thanks for stamping by!

Laura

21 comments:

Laura said...

Love it, love it, LOVE IT! Will you share a how to on this is? Not that I really think I can accomplish this, even with directions but hey, I've got paper to waste.

Pegg S said...

This looks so great! I thought it was a real basket at first...

Kendra said...

I absolutely LOVE this! My dear friend's bday is Sunday and she is a Longaberger Demo. I would love to make this for her! Would you pretty please share the instructions? TIA!!!
suzienutmeg@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I saw you had this posted on SCS and I commented there too. WOW it is gorgeous! The detail is amazing! Fantastic!
Barb M.

Vickie said...

Wow!!! I love longaberger baskets and when I first saw it I thought the looks like longaberger...and then even more amazing I find out you weaved it! You did a great job!! Too cute!!

Vickie

Sarah said...

I totally love this! I'm a Longaberger Consultant, and I've love to make one of these to use on my product table. I'd love it if you could share your "how to" with me! You really spent a lot of time, thought, and effort into this and it shows. You're a real artist!

Sarah Woolsey

Amy Sheffer said...

Love this! Unique, functional, beautiful, creative. Great job with the challenge! And best of luck to you :)

Sandra Smart said...

WOW Laura, you have truly outdone yourself this time! It is gorgeous! I just love it!

Stampin Mindy said...

This is ADORABLE! I would love to see how you made this. Will you please make a tutorial????

stampinsilvia said...

Absolutetly stunning! I hate to finx you, but girl I think it's in the bag for you!!!!

Can't wait to see what you make with your goodies!!

Check my blog for a suprize for ya...in a bit!

Primas Primas Everywhere!!! said...

I hope they pick you.. This is amazing and I can't wait to see your tutorial.. I am really impressed.. Feel free to make me one.. :)

Good luck hun.. You deserve it!!!

Beatrice said...

I saw your basket on SCS and just fell in love with it. Super job! Can't wait for the tutorial ;)! Beatrice

Rosella said...

What a beautiful basket. What a creative mind! I am stunned!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!

wendy b said...

This is fabulous. The basket is super and I love the Boho flower.

Pammie said...

ABSOLUTELY GENIOUS!

Jody said...

Thank you, Thank You! I have made three baskets...2 with purely pomagranite and 1 so saffron. They are so fabulous. I was crazy for the "pinecone" balls and now these baskets have caught my imagination. I am thinking square baskets now...I'll see if I can finagle it. I appreciate the tutorial.
Warm regards,
Jody

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

If this was for the MFT Guest Designer, NO WONDER you won! It's gorgeous! Unbelievably gorgeous!

sheila said...

OMG This is just beautiful. I can't believe how creative you are. Unbelievable!

raudette said...

I love this design! Just made one in Bazill baby pink and it is just so cute! Took me a little bit to get it started, but once it's started it flows really well.. I REALLY LOVE that it uses 1 sheet of paper and there is so little waste! I can see these as teacher gifts, seasonal decorations and shower prizes/centerpieces as well.. AWESOME!

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