Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Basket Debacle

So I started weaving baskets again. After the one I made before. One. Keep that in mind as you view my current creations. I'd only made ONE prior to these two. One. So I don't know what I'm doing is all I'm saying. I'll start with the photo of the one I made in class. Under a teacher's instruction and supervision. I should be supervised at all times is what I'm saying.


Pretty basket. Made in a class. Me like.

New Year's Eve I decided to make another basket. Two months after the first one. I can do this, I thought. I have the supplies (via EBay). I have the know-how. I should do it before I completely forget how. This melon basket is the result.


Pretty melon basket. This was a learning basket. I made lots of wonderful mistakes, some I was able to correct in time. Before everything dried out.

Here's the last basket. My family calls it the Butt Basket. I like to think of it as the Double D Basket. Not only is it hideous, it's horribly done. Take my word for it.


Another angle:


What on earth will I do with this monstrosity? I'm tempted to burn it. What I need to do is take another class and learn to do it right. Maybe that's my New Year's Resolution. Do it right.

Until I write again ...

Flea

18 comments:

Karen said...

LOVE them - even the "ugly" one. You just need practice, is all. Keep at it! Maybe you can give that away, filled with goodies, to a friend or shut-in.

J.R. said...

I think your baskets are gorgeous! Your "butt" basket looks to me like a potato basket, as egg baskets are usually more spread out. You can always store your potatoes or onions in it, and it would look super cool! Ribbed baskets are so hard to make. I'm impressed!

judi said...

"rustic" not a mistake, just rustic.
I like the rustic technique, I use it frequently for lots of things, ... like cooking. :o)

Trisha said...

Admiration for your tenacity in regards to basket weaving is flowing from my fingers as I type this.

While the "butt" basket is a bit weird . .. it doesn't look too bad. I say donate it to a charity re-sale shop.

Daryl said...

I think it would make an awesome sock basket. I keep my socks in an old wood cheese wheel container .. and my panty hose (which I never wear any more or any less actually) in this pretty painted basket that looks as if it was meant to keep just caught fish in ...

Diane said...

It looks like a great fruit basket! I agree with Daryl... socks!

And kudos to you... this looks wonderful for your early basket efforts!

Leenie said...

Yeah, that's a double D all right. With your sense of humor I'm sure you can find a use that will make some laugh when they really need it. Keep up the good work. Learning new stuff is always painful for me. Just don't quit--yet.

Nancy Jacobs Basketmaster said...

Ack! Don't Burn It!!!!
If nothing else, just put it in your laundry room to hold those misc. single socks until their mate is found.
Another thing I do with my disasters is I call them "Garage Baskets". They go into the garage to be useful where they are not seen by others.
Honestly though, it isn't THAT bad!
Hugs,
Nancy

♥Georgie♥ said...

OMGosh I love the basket you call a montrosity...use it for a fruit basket or give it to me...it is awesome!
signed-
so envious!

Mental P Mama said...

I'd like to call it my Fred and Bessie Basket;)

Laski said...

Seriously . .. yet another reason I am jealous of you and your immense talents.

Even the butt basket makes me jealous. Ah ha! I know . . . you can put toiletries in it . . .get it? Toilet . . . butt . . . wipe.

OR

TOILET paper! Even better!!!

Lame ... but whatever.

Karen said...

Because my inner twelve year old is out today, I think you should embrace the butt basket and use it next year for a scare crow. Can you just imagine?

OHmommy said...

DON'T BURN IT FLEA!!!!

I am amazed that one person can have so many talents. How do you do it?

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

That's a gorgeous basket! I didn't know which of your blogs to reply to you on, but wanted to let you know that you can donate blood any time in Feb and still qualify for the Manic Mommy contest so I do hope you'll still enter! You can read all the deets at http://tinyurl.com/gotblood and I'm giving away a southwest airline ticket this year and some other cool stuff! Feel free to share the news! Thanks for donating (and sorry for pimping out on your blog, but didn't know if you'd come back to read my response on my blog!)

imbeingheldhostage said...

I'm giggling over here. A butt basket--now how many people have those? Hilarious. But seriously (folks), your baskets are really beautiful. I am VERY impressed. I should've known anyone with the patience and gift of smocking could make pretty baskets.

Donalyn said...

I would hold an extravaganza of a blog giveaway, with the butt-head basket as the grand prize! I will not be entering though - that is one disturbing basket.

Ellyn said...

Stick a bunch of clowns in it and put it on the driver's seat of Hunny's car. That would teach him for picking on you and your butt basket.

Snooty Primadona said...

Honestly, I like both of the baskets. They would definitely look great hanging from my kitchen beam along with my other baskets. I'd even pay good money for one of them.... basically the butt basket. I like it!