This week she wanted to make a tissue basket since none of that type were in the basket shed available for sale.
First, she needed to measure a tissue box to make sure her dimensions were accurate before cutting her strips. And then she started the weaving process:Once she finished, she realized that she forgot to add an inch or two to the measurements so the box could fit comfortably inside the basket; it didn't fit!
Uh-oh...Basket Fail!So...what to do? The original tissue basket is now called a bread basket for muffins or dinner rolls. Granny wants Sarah to make muffins to go inside so customers can visualize it as a bread basket.That works!
But...making that tissue basket was still on her mind...so she set about right away making another similar basket, and this time she made sure the tissue box would fit inside. Success!
After completing both baskets, she dipped them in walnut-stained water to give them a more finished look--not too dark but just right: Then she makes sure they're wiped clean of any walnut debris and hangs them to dry on a fence post in the sun: Here are the two baskets now...looks like they're both successes after all! Just as bread will be a "prop" for the bread basket and tissues will be placed in the tissue basket, Granny is arranging these fall flowers (below) as a prop for her mustard basket. Getting all the props together for all her different baskets is a job in itself!
Come on out to Dayton Days on Saturday, October 5, and join us. We're anticipating a beautiful fall day!
Hope to see you there!