Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Basket Babies

Etsy shop, basket makeovers
Time for the basket babies to leave the nest and fly off to Etsy.

Each received adornments ranging from ruffles to stamping to tags to vintage linens.

This wood basket with a twig handle has a distressed calico ruffle and a set of nest tags.

It has been painted white and stamped with script and nest images.

These tags have calico ties with a bit of lace.

Wrapped in stained calico secured with a rusty pin.

Ready to fly away.

Then I made more nest tags with pink French seam binding ribbon ties.

I hand-colored the nests.

Added a lace trim.

Stamped some birds across the backs, but left most of the space for writing.

Sifted through the pile of vintage linens to find ones to go in the baskets.

I chose two crochet doilies for this basket.

One here.

 And one here.

A small berry basket painted pink with a heavily overdyed pink calico ruffle.

A set of the tags with the two crochet pieces.

 Ready to fly away.

Use as supplies or just to sit and look pretty.

Remember Pearl, Pearl, the Prairie Girl?

A set of six tags for the next basket.

PLUS one crochet doily.

PLUS a linen doily edged with crochet.

PLUS this piece of crochet.

The basket has been painted white with a calico ruffle and a fabric flower.

Ready to fly away.

Take one white and pink crochet.

Add one white, yellow and pink crochet.

Add a third ruffled crochet.

Throw in a set of those pink nest tags.

Ready to fly away.

I will be adding these and a few more of the basket babies to my Etsy shop.

BUT  I saved one basket baby to offer as a swap on Swap & Tell #4 tonight.

Be sure to come over to promote your products.

Read my review of my swap with Diana (Adirondack Girl @ Heart) here.

See y'all!

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  1. I always find your baskets and tags to be beautiful and I bet they don't sit around long!

  2. I wish I lived closer so we could sit down and craft together! Love it all!

  3. Love all your baskets with the lace and tags. I especially like the tags with the hand-painted nests. Too cute.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  4. I love your Basket Babies. They have given me some ideas for my booth. Thanks for sharing them!

  5. Sweet little baskets. Are all the crochet pieces from your stash or are you picking them up along and along? You sure have lots of them! Hope you have a fabulous week!

    Blessings, Vicky

  6. So much prettiness. The hand coloured nests just too beautiful Donna.

  7. All your basket babies are sooo pretty filled with all those crochet goodies. Love the tags too!

  8. Great doilies, and I love the way you create your cool tags from lace, papers, bits and pieces. Thanks for sharing at Revisionary Life!


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