I needed a fast gift for Easter.
To hold all the candy.
I turned to my clothesline and 45 minutes later --Ta Da!
Very satisfying craft.
I went with pink and purple threads. I wanted the basket to be big enough to hold the candy and tried a racetrack oval for the bottom with success.
I switched out thread and bobbins several times to get the striping and then I wanted the beefy handles at the end - utilizing three rows of clothesline.
I use my wonder clips to mark the start and end of the handles and eyeball it to make sure they are evenly sized. For this, I find using the white/natural color thread to be useful. If you make one handle super gigantic, it's easy to sew it down more to match without anyone knowing.
I finished it with a swirl and hand-tacked the swirl down. Very nice work.
We are taking easter dinner over to the sister who is deeply depressed. We're trying for a group - en masse - all six of us - effect. No pressure - just doing what you do - on Easter.
This will be supportive without being threatening.
I've got a spiral ham and scalloped potatoes in the oven warming up. A pretty tablecloth and napkins, some flowers, and some easter candy for the nephew.
My pretty tulips despite the daily drizzle. We're all whining about no sun here. Although, I am glad we are not moving house in the daily drizzle (Like someone I know) and this type of winter weather only comes around every ten years or so.
Happy Easter everyone.