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FIrst ever linen basket - a practice one!



This has taken me, so far, about 15 hours.  That includes the border (which is post this picture, because I'm not very happy with it).    It's a practice one for a basket I'm going to make next week.  I thought I'd better make sure I can actually make one before making the poor woman buy it!

This structure is so strong I can turn it upside down and sit on it!  

I've had such an amazing day outside making baskets.  It's been just lovely.  Well, until I realised the border was going to cause me pain.  :)

hen
xxx

8 comments:

  1. Oh that is brillant! Really worth the 15 hours, and you will be quicker next time, I'm sure.

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  2. Wow Hen, It sounds like you have a great business going. Your products look great. I like the shape of the basket. It reminds me of a pottery. I look forward to seeing how the top will look like when it is done.

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  3. It's so wonderful that you have so much business. I love the linen basket! Your house must be filled with spectacular baskets! I really like that picture also, the basket has great shape, and the background really complements it.

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  4. Hen, that is an amazing basket! Listen, did you receive my email regarding being featured?

    ~Nancy

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  5. That my dear is a very beautiful linen basket...too nice to put dirty laundry in..I should all it something else!

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  6. PG - I've got to be quicker if I'm to stave off getting a job!

    Bernie and Stacey, Business is creeping up on me! It's lovely!

    Thanks Nancy :) Email sent xxx

    Sarah :) This morning it was nearly for keeping Willow in! The pesk!

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  7. That's beautiful Hen. Far too good for stinky laundry :)

    Thanks for the kind words. I'm trying hard not to be a misery-wort today :)

    Kim x

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  8. 15 hours is a lot of work for one basket. looks great.

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