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.