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    Some of you will recognize the fabric in this basket...it's from scraps left over from a couple of pillows and a bed runner that I made for a "mini-makeover" for our guest room. Well not too long ago someone posted some beautiful baskets made from clothesline and fabric...so of course I thought I'd give it a try. I did it just for the fun of it. It's a little tedious (though not difficult at all) but the end result is so cute I'm thinking I may have just stumbled onto what I'm going to make for Christmas for some of my friends. What do you think...would baskets like this make nice gifts? blessings, Karen

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    Wonderful .. I think they would make great gifts for all occasions.

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    I think they would make wonderful gifts for your friends!

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    That's so pretty. They'll make great gifts.

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    very pretty anyone would be proud to gat one of those :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Very cute! did you need to add wire to the handle to make it stand up? I can see that you sewed the 2 yellows together, then wrapped with the pink. I've tried to make these before but was not happy with the results. i think mine were too big. This one is really sweet!

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    Oooo, now THAT would be perfect for the little flower girl basket at my daughters wedding! Thanks for the idea, very pretty!

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    Great basket. And I like the details on the handle.

    Did you just sew the handle to the basket, or is there some other way to attach it in the construction process?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess
    Very cute! did you need to add wire to the handle to make it stand up? I can see that you sewed the 2 yellows together, then wrapped with the pink. I've tried to make these before but was not happy with the results. i think mine were too big. This one is really sweet!
    Actually I didn't add wire. I thought about it after I wrapped the pink around it and then added the beads...thought it would be too heavy but it worked out okay. I did notice however that sewing all the yoyo's on it at the base of the handle did seem to strengthen them. Also, the beads DO have light wt. jewelers wire strung through them. (the kind you use to make necklaces).

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    sweet!

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    Oh how cute!! Love the colors and of course the embellishments make the basket....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    Great basket. And I like the details on the handle.

    Did you just sew the handle to the basket, or is there some other way to attach it in the construction process?
    Yes, I sewed the handle to the basket. (I also sewed everything else in place as well...did not use glue or hot glue). It requires a pretty sturdy needle. Also I discovered it's much, much easier sewing through the seams of the cords or at least at their edge than to try to go through several layers of cords. I looked down at one point and my hands were all bloodied! Must have been trying too hard to push the needle through. Once I figured out how to find the seams...there wasn't any additional problem.

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    That basket is gorgious! can you add me to your Xmas list? LOL Maybe you should do a tut on the board for this I am sure there would be alot of interested students! ME me me me! Love that it was less than $3.00 amazing!

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    The prettiest of these I've seen!

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    I would be honoured to receive a gift like your basket. It's gorgeous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karenm36
    Some of you will recognize the fabric in this basket...it's from scraps left over from a couple of pillows and a bed runner that I made for a "mini-makeover" for our guest room. Well not too long ago someone posted some beautiful baskets made from clothesline and fabric...so of course I thought I'd give it a try. I did it just for the fun of it. It's a little tedious (though not difficult at all) but the end result is so cute I'm thinking I may have just stumbled onto what I'm going to make for Christmas for some of my friends. What do you think...would baskets like this make nice gifts? blessings, Karen
    I'm your forgotten friend.Connie in CO

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    Karen, yes! Anyone would love that for a gift! Nice job- love all the nice touches!! :D

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    It is awesome....I would love to get it as a present...anytime...

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    Uh YEA!!!! That would be one awesome gift. If you made some to sell I would absolutely buy a few.....

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    I love the way your jazzed it up with beads and double handles. Great job. You should be proud to give a basket like that as a gift, it is beautiful.

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    Beautiful baskets.

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    Very cute!

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    I want to be on Karen's gift list! Love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morningcoffeegal
    That basket is gorgious! can you add me to your Xmas list? LOL Maybe you should do a tut on the board for this I am sure there would be alot of interested students! ME me me me! Love that it was less than $3.00 amazing!
    Me, too! Would love to see a tute on this.

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    That is adorable. Cute gift idea for anytime of the year!

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