So, sometimes in the middle of a big project, I find myself getting antsy. Anxious. I started looking at my Pinterest boards and sighing dramatically at all the other craft projects I could be working on. I start getting frustrating and angry at the long term project for taking so dang long. I know just what I need at times like this- a quick fix. Something I can get done in one sitting, get that little creative high, feel all proud of myself and then get back to work on the long term project. Last week I knew the long term project anxiousness was coming when I found myself searching rope basket tutorials. All afternoon. And most of the evening. Trust me- there is a lot of good stuff out there. It was all started by this blog post and this Creativebug class. And it went on from there-
Crochet Rope Basket
Crochet Hemp Basket
Crochet Twine Basket
DIY Rope Basket
How to Sew a Fabric Bowl
Curse you, internet for being full of such time sucking crafty goodness. And thank you internet for being full of such free creative inspiration.
I think you know where this headed. I bought rope that very night. And started a crocheted rope basket.
And while I absolutely love the look of the crocheted basket, it was just not the quick fix I needed. Three days later and I barely had the bottom done. So, last night I set it aside and moved onto the sewing machine. An hour or so later, I had a finished basket.
This morning, I went to the store for other reasons but I may have bought the apples just to artfully arrange in it.
It seems keeping it on the kitchen table full of apples is not going to be an option. Thank you, Sam. That's OK, along with a pretty dishcloth, it's destined to become my rolls and biscuits serving bowl.
There's not much more to say about it. It's big. I love it. I need more rope.