Saturday, 4 September 2010

Slowly getting back!

I'm slowly,oh so slowly getting back into the mini sweatshop after the wedding & all the houseguests...it hasn't been helped by the fact that we've had a glorious week here (very unusual for Durham!!) & I just can't bear to be inside while the sun is shining...I need it to change, quickly!!
Remember that I said that I was addicted to basket weaving...well, throughout the chaos of the last month or so, I've surprised myself by having actually managed to make one or two basket pieces & today (as the sun went behind the clouds, thank goodness!) I eventually got one of them filled!

I'm getting quite fast at the weaving now but I need to work out how to make square shapes...I'm getting a bit fed up of always making round or oval baskets..any suggestions are more than welcome!



This tray with a domed lid was just crying out to become a sophisticated ploughman's....no chunk of Cheddar here but some Stilton, Brie & a tiny bit of Cheddar with some rustic breads & tomatoes....instead of the pint of beer more normally associated with a ploughman's..this one has a glass of red wine (although it would always be white for me, as red gives me a migraine!)
I do hope that no-one wants to "gladly crush it"..........

10 comments:

Patty said...

Linda, WOW!!! I love this basket and the food!! Your tomatoes are unbelievable and so real looking! The seeds are perfect! No wonder you are enjoying making these baskets! You are so good at it!

Anikó said...

Unbelievably real and looks so tasty!!

Clara said...

Es una cesta preciosa. Las cestas las haces perfectas. Entiendo que quieras hacer cestas cuadradas, para la ropa planchada quedan muy bonitas.
Tu comida es tambien perfecta, yo amplio y amplio para abrir la boca con tus tomates, con la semillas. Me encantan.
Si ahora ya no hay sol tendremos pronto tus cestas cuadradas :)
Besos Clara

Linda Carswell said...

I love it all Linda....but, I enlarged the photos, the detail of the bread and cheese is absolutely wonderful, but the tomatoe is shear perfection!!!....each little seed is visible, truely amazing!!!

Linda x

rosanna said...

Linda, it is mouthwatering.Absolutely perfect! Belated wishes to your daughter, she is so beautiful! Rosanna

Maria Jose said...

Love the basket !

Maria Narbon said...

Fantástico!!! el pan, el queso, el tomate, la cesta... todo!!!

Teresa Martínez- IGMA artisan said...

Linda está perfecto!!

Nancy - How to Homemaker and Basketmaster said...

Oh wow I'm impressed by your miniature weaving. I don't do miniatures, but I do have a pattern for a rectangle/square basket on my site, for free. Perhaps you can modify my weaving to match what you are doing with your miniatures.
Nancy
http://www.basketmasterweavings.blogspot.com/

linsminis said...

Thank you so much Nancy...I'm off to take a look right now! It would be just wonderful if I can adapt it to my mini weaving...I'll let you know how I get on! ((hugs))