Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Recently I suggested a private exchange with Faith over at Simple, Vintage & Crochet. She crochets, I tat, and I had seen a crocheted basket potholder around the same time I tatted the mignonette basket so I thought an exchange of baskets would be fun.

Here's what I got! Isn't this cute? I love the suggestion of a hanky or piece of linen hanging over the edge and the butterfly and the flowers. I crochet too so I can appreciate the skill and time that went into this. Thank you Faith!

Originally I was going to put my basket for Faith on a pincushion but it seemed too big so I decided to make it into a pillow sachet of sorts. It really was fun stitching all the tatted bits in for the flowers.

I made the pillow easy to open in the back and put in a muslin bag of scented epsom salts, Dr. Teal's Therapeutic salts, to be exact, scented with eucalyptus and spearmint. It smells heavenly. In fact, I'm going to make a similar pillow and put Faith's basket on it for me! The salts can be put in bath water for a relaxing soak and smell good in the meantime.

So..now that the OWOH is underway and the exchange is done, I'm back to the 25 motif challenge. I got started last night and I think you'll find it very interesting when I get it done. We have a snow recess today because of the predicted blizzard (lots of ice last night too) so I'll have some time to work on it today.


  1. The baskets are so pretty, it is lovely to see them both and I particularly like your idea of putting them on pillows filled with sweet smelling scents.

  2. Anonymous11:57 AM

    I agree with Sally - those are really nice, and what a good idea!

    Sorry to hear about the blizzard weather - here's hoping Spring will come along soon. But in the meantime, happy tatting!!

  3. Anonymous12:15 PM

    Those are so pretty.
    Thanks for the kind words.

  4. The baskets are both very lovely. I like that pillow you made for it,great idea. I might have to give that try.

  5. Gina, both baskets are adorable

  6. Such PRETTY baskets and so are the flowers in them! I really like it that your basket is overflowing with flowers. Putting it on a pillow was a great idea!

    :) Ann

  7. Your baskets are gorgeous and I am inspired to tat one too. Thanks Gina!!

  8. it's all so pretty!!

  9. I love your web page! And your tatting! Would love to be entered in your give away, please. The bags are beautiful! My fave number is 7!! Thank you for sharing! Dyan


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