Paired with crisp, white liners made with ribbon ties and hand embroidered, I think they looked pretty cute!
I also made quite a few in the reeds I dye to be variegated- they fade from blue to green or pink to purple throughout a single piece.
Dyeing the reed this way gave me the idea to make camoflague! So, I made a bunch of those, too, but with brown liners because it looks better.
Two extra-special kiddos will be using new baskets this year in contrasting colors... camo and PINK (it is so very pink that I really needed to use all capitals.)
This was the first basket in a long, long time that I dyed an entire basket one color. I took the liberty of embellishing the liner a little bit, too.
This basket was a special order, made to be similar to an antique basket that had been handed down for generations! So cool!
These flat-bottom egg baskets were made to look like the ones that my great-grandfather used to make. I really love the challenge of these reproduction baskets and being a part of something so special.
I did some painted baskets, too. I love the rustic finish on them...
I made over 30 baskets this year, and I have just a few more left to go for my own girls. Sometime before next year, I am thinking about investing in a sewing machine that can embroider letters to make them a bit more prefessional vs. the hand embroidery. What do you think?