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Willow, Berry Picking Basket

Here are some pictures of the berry basket I finished today...


I love the effect of the plait going across the front of the basket. No practical use whatsoever however!


Just because, here is the back of the basket!


Tying on the handle wrapping is one of my favourite bits and I got a bit fancy with this one.


All boxed up and ready to go to one of my lovely customers! Hooray, I've sold baskets!!!

It feels odd for me to be selling things that I have made. I think that I will have to get a business brain and snap out of it!

Oh!! It's soooOOOooo satisfying!!!!

hen
xx

13 comments:

  1. I love your baskets, I would love one for my bathroom to hold toilet rolls, a roundish one that would hold about 12 TR's would be superb. I am using a normal shopping basket just at the moment, its a bit big and if you are not careful you catch your bum on it when sitting on the loo!!!!! can be painful if you do not watch out.

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  2. LOL!! Hello Silversewer, I just fell off my chair!

    If I can help your poor bum from further pain please email me... hen at heartandsoil dot org - replace the at and dot of course!

    hee hee...!

    hen
    x

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  3. Congratulations. I can understand your reluctance to part with it.

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  4. hen, that is a fabulous basket, you should be so proud of yourself!! clever girl!

    Leanne x

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  5. Hen, that is a fabulous basket! you should be so proud of yourself, clever girl!

    Leanne x

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  6. Oh, but that plait *does* have a practical use. It's pretty. That's practical. Right? Right? lol I love it.

    Can I ask why we don't see pics of Willow very often? As a border collie lover, I wonder and I would love to see them.

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  7. Fabulous baskets. I am DEFINITELY going to do the 2 day basket making course at the end of Jan - picked up a leaflet last weekend. The one day course I did last year needs following up on! Love your plaited decoration by the way - personalizes the basket.

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  8. Beautiful basket! Great job, and how much fun that you are selling them. It is very satisfying when you have something that you put your love and energy in that someone else gets to really enjoy. Keep being creative!

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  9. It's a very odd feeling Barry, not so much because I want to keep it for myself more because, well, I'm not sure really!! Helpful and insightful aren't I !!?! :o)

    Sarah, you're right, pretty IS practical! Although I defend my right not to have girly nails!
    I don't know why I don't post more about Willow. My next post will be dedicated to her! Thanks for pointing it out!

    BB - You have just got to do the course! I had to do that 2 day course just to get the confidence to put a handle on my baskets. Bizarre, but it really propelled me. Well, just look at the effect a 2 day course has had, I've sold some!! If I can help you in anyway at all please let me know. xxx

    Dowhatyoulove - I LOVE your blog. It's just beautiful. I couldn't stop being creative if I tried. My fingers go all funny if they're not making something!

    hen
    xxx

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  10. Another beautiful basket hen - congratulations on your sale! I think I know what you mean about selling things you've made - it can be hard as you've invested so much of yourself in making it - it's an expression of your creativity so it's difficult to see it as a product! Well, that's how I feel sometimes anyhow! Good luck selling lots more.
    x

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  11. Well done Hen, it's looking good.
    It's a very strange feeling selling your work in the early days, it feels like you're selling a part of yourself, which, if you think about it, I suppose you are.
    It is nice to start out with a handful of twigs and produce something desirable AND useful.
    Don't forget to keep some good ones for yourself ;0)

    Better get on, I've 3 to make today.

    Good luck

    Bob

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  12. thanks Kittyboo!

    Bob! Thank you. I do have mostly crap baskets around the house now, not too many mind!! :o)

    3 baskets in a day! I can't wait till I'm doing that. Right now I mange one big one in a day and two little ones in a day. Not very cost efficient! Not to mention the ache in my hands!!

    hen
    xx

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  13. Hen,

    speed comes with practice. Far more important to spend time getting it right at this stage. Your hands will harden to it in time.

    Best wishes,

    Bob

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