A Commissioned Set of Nesting Baskets

Oh my goodness, I just love these!

Way back around Easter time, I made a set of nesting baskets in Easter colors. Of course, I’d been meaning to make something like this for over 2 years! I was happy with the construction, and a local customer of mine asked me to make me a set when I had time. She asked if I could put a plastic liner in the smallest basket so she could store pens in it. I thought about that for awhile, and decided that she needed a smaller, taller, pencil cup. Smart cookie hubby solved my issue of how to line it with plastic without the plastic showing on the folded edge by suggesting I just put a hard insert inside. I looked for the right size shape in candle aisles of Joann’s etc…, but never could find any thing I liked. But a pint jar is perfect!

I talked the other day about using my camera as a value finder, that was a really neat trick. It helped my move quickly to making the baskets, and not spend a lot of time worrying about the colors.

You know, lots of artists who blog talk about how they don’t like doing commissions, I’m just the opposite! Just about every commission I have sparks a new idea! I love this color palette now, and now want to make a set of four or even 5, ending with the pencil cup size!


7 Responses

  1. I really, really, really, really, really like these and the color combo! I was digging the stripey look you posted when you were in progress! Nicely done!

    1. Thanks Gina and Jan!

      Susan – The creamy fabric is Osnaburg, it’s fabric made from really short cotton fibers (leftovers from some cotton production), it’s what feedsacks were often made from . You can find it in the muslin section. It’s heavier than muslin, not as heavy as linen, and I absolutely love the way it plays with my hand dyed fabrics!