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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

O is for Onion Basket

 
You didn't think I'd get all the way through the alphabet without something crafty, did you?

I'm showing you a project from 2002. It's an onion basket I made in a class. I've enjoyed making baskets since my first simple one in Girl Scouts. I'd like to make some that I collect the materials for myself, but there are just TOO many things I'd like to do.

making a basket


So, this one isn't very "natural," but I use it all the time to store onions. It's very practical.

onion basket


The reason it's on my mind is that on this A-Z Challenge, I visited Petra, who made a potato net! Now, there's a simple little project that I really need. You can see it at This Good Steward. You have to scroll down (or read her poem on the way).

I commented about the basket, and she said she'd like to see it (I AM reading all the comments, even if I'm not responding). So...at Petra's command (and because it's a nice "0") you got the onion basket.

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31 comments:

Petra said...

Thank you for the shout out! I love the onion basket. Maybe one day I'll learn how to make a basket. I'm also planning to post some free patterns soon. Maybe when this challenge is over and I have more time on my hands. Blessings!

Petra said...

The potato net was made from yarn. Have a good night!

Grover said...

Cool idea! How long did it take you to make your basket?

baygirl32 said...

Thanks for stopping by to visit me!

how long did it take to make that?

Faith E. Hough said...

I love making baskets! Yours is lovely.

Maryann Miller said...

Love your onion basket. And of course I had to go see the potato net. I really need one of those. I have a nice onion basket already.

Sylvia van Bruggen said...

wow I love that basket. I really need something to store my onions in :)

Faith said...

Oh wow, that's a great craft! I love the basket. Maybe you could put up a tutorial sometime... ;)

Laurisa White Reyes said...

The basket is really cool! I wish I were that creative. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the well wishes. I really appreciate it. http://1000wrongs.blogspot.com

Haddock said...

It is so nice to make things that we know especially from memory.
I still make "the house" for small kids from what I learned in school for craft.(with chart paper)

Stephanie said...

Cool basket. I love crafty stuff, but there's just so much out there, I don't have enough time to learn it all.

RaeLynn Fry said...

Very nice! I wish I had more time to make fun crafts like this. Good luck on the rest of the month for A2Z!

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

That's a nice little basket. I keep my onions in the fridge. Is that not good?
Thanks for dropping in on youngish.

Denise Mitchell said...

I love the onion basket! I've tried many crafts over the years but never basket weaving. It looks so complicated so I'm very impressed.

Abracadebra Designs said...

Hey there, Nice to meet another crafty person here at A to Z blogging. Loving the Onion basket, very useful craft.
-Debbie

j-cheney said...

I love the onion basket ;o)

And self-pubbed authors -do- have to toot their own horns (referring back to N-day).

Rosanna said...

I love baskets and one day I hope I can make one -- even just one in my entire life would be awesome!

M. J. Joachim said...

That is one cool basket! Think I'll give it a little Pin:) Visiting from the A - Z Challenge: http://lotsofcrochetstitches.blogspot.com/ Glad you're part of it too:)

Lynn Proctor said...

what a neat thing to do--beautiful basket

Andi Lea said...

That is a beautiful basket! I remember making baskets in Girl Scouts, though I haven't made one since.

anthony stemke said...

Nice basket. I keep mine in the icebox in the netted bag it comes in.

carol said...

I've never even considered making a basket. Lovely and practical.

sterlingsop said...

I'd LOVE to have a go at basket weaving! This looks like a fun project :)

I'm trying to get round as many A-Zers as I can this month but with more than 1900 on the list it's a shame I can only get to most people just once. I will be back to read more of your work though. Good luck with the rest of the posts!

Ann said...

Cute little basket. Making baskets is one thing I've never tried before

Jay Noel said...

I'm pretty sure I don't have the patience to create such a thing. Incredible!

FeFiFo said...

Neat basket. I love it! Found you through you stopping by, I just love A-Z and meeting all the wonderful folks on here. :)

Sarann said...

Nice basket! Thanks for stopping by my A-Z too!

Angel said...

Very cool. I didn't even know you could make baskets out of onions.

beckydoughty said...

Wow - that's what I need! I'm going to give it a try! And I love your blog because it reflects your spirit. I'm a follower!

beckydoughty said...

Wow - that's what I need! I'm going to give it a try! And I love your blog because it reflects your spirit. I'm a follower!

RNSANE said...

Never did anything like that except in activities with my psych patients a hundred years ago.

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