An old basket, picked up last week in an antiques/collectors place in my town.
It cost £4.50.
I love the shape and the oldness of it, but it is brown and I don't much care for brown.
I decide to give it a makeover.
I remember seeing this, and remember that I have Duck Egg Blue paint in the cellar left over from my painting phase in April.
I get busy painting.
It takes over the dining table for quite a few days and we have to eat dinner with it.
The painting (three coats) finally gets finished and order restored to the table.
I need to make a lining, and I immediately want Greengate.
I raid the tea towel stash. Get the heebiejeebies cutting it up.
But I stay focused and it goes well and I am so pleased with the way it turns out.
I love my newly vamped basket very much.
I spend quite a lot of time looking at it and carrying it around the house.
I decide this lovely Greengatey basket is going to be for my new wool.
And my latest WIP, started on Monday night.
Round and round, its going to become a bag, inspired by one made last week by Lovely C.
I realise we are probably going to arrive at Knit and Natter with matching bags.
Crochet bags to transport our crochet.