Today I am showing you a little craft I made this morning! I took a basket weaving class at Meadow-upon-River spinning mill last summer, and made a pretty dusky pink basket. It has a plastic bowl inside, so it is perfect for all kind of grocery shopping, here I have some Barney's special frosty lingonberries in it:
I have used that basket a lot, and just remembered, that I bought two skeins of that pretty pink willow from the class, I had completely forgotten all about them! So this morning I put some logs in the fireplace, and took out those skeins. I took my time studying my little basket, remembering all the teacher's tips...
...and then I bravely took out my project - a big white plastic planter I bought for flowers outside.
And I started weaving... from the bottom just like our teacher told us:
Weaving, weaving, weaving! I am on my second skein already, will there be enough...?
Some more weaving still... Yippee! My basket was done with some willow still left!
And then some happy planting, some of those Barney's lovely berries and some pretty green:
and a lovely outdoor decoration is ready:
And just as I hoped: the birds are back this year again, they love Barney's berries!
Luckily I have plenty, so eat as much as you like, little friends!