I make these guys every year just for a few months. I use beautiful hand felted wool from some exquisite Etsy Shops.
I use some wire for the tendrils, and a cinnamon stick for the stem. They are stuffed with polyester beads and new fiberfill. The string is 100% hemp.
Hope you love them as much as I do.
Click on my Etsy Link below to check out these cuties.
FYI- These are from a pattern I purchased from SewManyPrims. If you like to sew, you can make them too. They are a fairly easy pattern to make, but you do need a variety of supplies for them.
If you have any questions, ask away !!!!
So you asked, I listened. Many customers were asking if I could make a smaller Tier Tray basket for acorns, or berries or other little things. Well, here it is. These cuties measure 3” round and around 2 1/2” tall. Check them out… now listed in my Etsy Site.
I dyed all the reed and made all the baskets. Right now these baskets are listed on my Etsy Site. I will be adding them here shortly. Link to my Etsy shop is below.
Unfortunately my website needs to be found by my customers. I’m working on that little by little. Thanks for the support on here, I appreciate it !!!
Just recovering from quite a busy weekend. Two of my sisters were in from out of town and thankfully we were able to get together a few times. Not to mention, our Grand NEICE had her graduation party so that was fun. It was fun overload.
Then there was the GARLIC !!
Toward the end of last week we picked our garlic. So by picking garlic, I mean harvested our garlic. I’m guessing around 800 plants. I spent time braiding it so that was on the list too. But it’s all done, and we’re back to the old routine. This can be both good and bad I guess. Have a wonderful week.
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. The Fourth of July is such a special day and I’m so glad I live in the greatest country on earth
I’m doing an experiment. I have my Etsy Shop on break for a bit and I have only my website up for ordering. Etsy does push a lot of customers to my site but lately I have been pushing almost 50% from my social media sites. I have Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook. Facebook not so much but the other two… much more. I’m going to try this and see how it goes. I’m thinking I’ll do a trial run of one month and see what happens. Wish me luck!!!
On another note, I got an order for 4 of the same baskets. These are fun to do but can definitely be challenging to get them all the same. I only had to make 5 to get the 4 alike. Below is a photo of the 4 They will be shipping tomorrow🤩🤩🤩
And Happy Flag Day. Without this wonderful flag and this beautiful country, I wouldn’t be living the dream of owning my own business, being my own boss and doing what I love. And making money at it. ❤️🤍💙
Yahoo!!!!! I set my website up for free shipping. It will work perfect for 1-2 basket orders. If you are going to order more than that, please contact me. I’ll send a discount code for a multiple basket purchase. Likely around 10% off, depending where you live. We would likely be able to ship together and save some money.
I’m working hard to make this my only website to purchase my products and learn more about me. I need to find out some additional means for shipping, since it seems you can only set up one shipping cost. I might have to eliminate the shipping part and just put the price of the shipping in the product and advertise as free shipping. I will keep you updated as to the path I take. My son is a computer wiz so he will likely be able to figure it out for me. There has to be a way to add shipping if 2 or more items are purchased.
Happy Wednesday and we are definitely looking forward to a long weekend.
Here are some of the recent additions to my website……
A Lovely Waste Paper Basket with cute pine legs that we make here in our workshop
A very Country Style Wall Basket with a Rusty Tin Star
A Pouch Basket with a long leather hanger painted with a popular White-wash Finish
Every morning before I start weaving baskets, I trim and sign all the finished baskets that are shipping that day.
So let’s go back a few days. Before the baskets are stained, my partner in crime, ie. my husband, uses a small torch on them to remove all of the “hairs” from the reed. Then we stain them. After they dry for a few days, I do the final trim and initial and date the bottom.
I’m sure I notice the little “hairs” on the baskets more than my customers would but I wouldn’t let them ship without this final step. I sign with my initials JB, and the date.
And on an unrelated note, we have bluebirds nesting in one of our birdhouses along our garden. They are absolutely gorgeous.
Hope you are having a great week.