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Quick Fix


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
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.


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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.


So, sometimes I make a bowl out of rope and really wish I had some lemons or apples or bread to artfully arrange in it.

This morning, I went to the store for other reasons but I may have bought the apples just to artfully arrange in it.


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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.

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