Monday, August 13, 2012

Display Basket

Hi Everyone ! Boy have I missed talking to you all !
I have been in a mad scramble to get some things made for the upcoming craft shows this fall . As usual I leave everything till the last couple of months to get done .
About a week ago I went to a rummage sale and found a neat picnic  basket , of course I started to paint it before I thought to take a before picture . In this picture you can see the unpainted bottom so you can get an idea what it started out looking like .
Here is where I added more paint…
And more paint…
There ! That should just about do it !
I even painted the leather straps on the inside white so I could use it to display all the stuff I have been making this last week. This is what I am going to use it for .
I have been working on tea towels , coasters , and napkins with a French flavor.
They all have transfers using the CitraSolv method . I used graphics from the Graphic Fairy and Graphique .
Here’s everything packed away . Still lots of room for more .
So… What do you think ? Does it make a good display basket ?
And do you like my linens ?
Okay , time to get back to sewing and transferring .
I have also been working on some more altered silverware boxes. Turning them into jewelry and keepsake boxes . I’ll show you in a few days.
I hope you all are having a great day !

I'm going to take this little basket over to the Tweak It Tuesday party at the Cozy Little House.
Go on over to Brenda's and see what everyone is tweaking !


  1. It makes a beautiful display case! ~ Maureen

  2. Perfect, it'll be great. Good luck at the sales! Mary

  3. I like that basket makes a great display piece! Looks like you've been very busy creating lots of wonderful goodies. Good luck!

  4. I think it makes a wonderful display case! I have a couple I'm thinking about painting one of these days...

  5. Shows how busy I've been.....I missed this post. The basket looks great. It's been too hot for me to get much painting done but I'm hopeing to get some done this weekend. We had a great lunch with Anne from Fiona & Twig. She is very nice & has an amazing camera that I was more then a little jealous of. Hopefully, she'll get around to sending us some soon. Think she's staying really busy with her photography. Take care & maybe I'll see you on Walnut St.

  6. Great job! so lovely and no wonder the basket got
    beautiful feedback from customers.

  7. Your basket looks great and what a lovely display. Have a wonderful day, and best wishes on your craft sales. Connie :)