Sunday, March 26, 2017


I took a few days off from making baskets.  I have bags and bins of fabric.  But I was getting no inspiration.  So I went to Jo Ann's fabric.  I know.  I KNOW!  I have no business going there.  But I did.  I went to my supplier.

I was walking past the batik section.  I really like working with batiks.  Nothing caught my eye.  Later I went past the same shelf, but going in a different direction.  It is strange how looking at something from a different perspective changes your perception.  I pulled out one I liked.  Then I found another that went with the first. INSPIRATION!


I pulled another three bolts of fabric and eagerly waited my turn at the cutting table.  Then drove home and started cutting.


This one is from the two batiks.  I thought the teals went well with this silver arrow and turquoise bead decoration.


Next I am going to work with this midnight blue universe fabric with pops of yellow stars.  Even  before I start o. a basket, I start thinking about what embellishment I might want to use.  I like these silver charms.  But the beads of different colored stones is also a possibility.


The large gold heart locket works nicely with the yellow stars.  I guess I will have to wait and see what I feel like when I finish the basket. That is part of the fun, trying to make all the elements work together.



  1. gorgeous, I have forgotten what book you used to make these?

    1. The main book I use is called "It's a Wrap" by Susan Breier. I got it from the local library system. Then I ordered one to keep from Amazon.