Okay... on with the pretties! A few days ago I showed you these Printables - a Retro Christmas and Christmas Kids Bowl/Pockets new from Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage. I love the idea of these. I remember my mom and Grandma both having these made from vintage Christmas cards, and crocheted. Like I said in my first post, I don't know how to crochet. ( but someone mentioned there are good "how to" videos on YouTube. I will check that out soon. What "I" did was blanket stitch around the edges. I love to blanket stitch, I find it so relaxing. That is one things I "can" show you how to do, if you don't know how, or just haven't don't in a while and need a refresher.
Here are the two baskets you can create with the downloads.
I start by tying off a little knot in the back ( which will end up being the inside of your basket).
Do the same on the corners :)
The photo below shows you what I mean about it making an edge all the way around.
The fun part is , you can make these cute little pockets from the template also. All you have to do, is
leave two of the image pieces connected together when you are cutting them out, punch your holes and stitch away! I added either wire, or twig handles and added some Christmas Greenery to the top one, a gift card in the second and money in the third.
They can be ornaments, or money/gift card holders, ect.
***In another post soon, I'll show you a no-stitch way to make these little pockets also :)
While I'm talking "Christmas", I have to show you my estate sale find...........
check out this little trunk filled with boxes of "Shiny Brites"!! whoo hooo
All... including the little trunk for $15. Score! Happy me!
Hope your day is fantastic!
The sun is shinning here, but it sounds like that is going to change.
Well, it is November after all. I keep forgetting.