Monday, November 5, 2007

Making a basket for Santa

Wow, you know I must be crazy or something. Sometimes I shouldn't think so hard or follow through with my silly thoughts.. And here is just one of those times...

I was thinking about how great Santa would look with a wonderful basket for his bag.. Well I looked on ebay and didn't see anything that was small enough or anything that I liked..
So I put on my thinking cap, " look out a blonde at work"

I have a pine tree with tons of pine cones and needles. What in the world is a blonde to Well I thought to myself, what A shame I can't make a basket! After all I have never made a basket before.. So I thought how hard can it be, right? Wrong!!!!
A basket from short pine needles, that is just to crazy for me but I did it. Here is just show all of you it can be done and just think it only took my Six LONG hours, no stopping..
The worst Six hours I have ever spent making anything, Or maybe it was because I don't know how to make a basket.. Maybe I need to take a class in basket making 101.

One basket is finished and one to go...
So the Santa that will have the wonderful basket grace his back will be an Awesome Santa!


Anonymous said...

If you will soak your pine needles in warm water for a few minutes, they are much easier to work with and you can even braid them. Basket making is addictive!

Anonymous said...

Yes, I had heard a few years back that you should soak the needles.. But I had no clue why soak the needles or how to make a basket.
Wow, I didn't know you could braid those little silly pine needles... Boy, have I got a alot to learn.

Thank you for your help.. Blessings, Mae

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Mae Hoover was born in Texas and traveled the world by being an Army Brat. As a Child she didn't have a lot of dolls, most were left behind in her many moves. Mae has had great deal curiosity in the mechanics of doll making and clothes. When she was just 11 years old, she asked her Mother for an old Sheet. Her mother was resistance but gave her the sheet anyway. Mae cut and Hand stitched her first Halloween Dress without a pattern. She has been hooked ever since. Designing and creating dolls is her passion. She has a natural ability when creating "One of a Kind Fabric and Clay Dolls". The Scissors are her Pen and the Fabric is her Paper.... She never using molds when working with the Clay. She only works with the gifts that have been given to her by God. Always made with "a Wing and a Prayer". Her dolls can be purchased on e-bay or from the Artist exclusively... Ever wonder why a name like TatteredCowWings? It's Simply because she hit a truck loaded down with cows, hit her head and woke to see cows with wings.. She had a second chance at life.. God is Good!