I used one of my old stained T-shirts and one of my husbands as well. I knew I wanted to make a basket similar to the one above, however, I didn't particularly want to commit to that size. I also used the slip knot method vs. sewing the ends together. The outcome was an adorable shabby chic tote perfect for my daughters American Girl doll and a little braided rag rug for her dolly as well.
You can see dolly is ready for a winter pic-nic complete with pumpkin bread and Cracker Barrel syrup....ummmm...yummm??
This is a very simple craft, one you don't need to commit to for an extended length of time which for me was essential. It can be done completely by hand, no machine needed. For me the most important aspect was cost and since I had everything on hand I didn't need to spend a dime and now my daughter has a few small treasures to enjoy....minus the syrup.
On no! Look away, look away! Ugh! This is a view from our hotel room and as you can see, well, you can't see the sidewalk that was recently plowed. In fact, the pic-nic bench will be buried soon. At least we didn't have to make the hour long drive to school but husband did have to go in and make the hour and a half long drive this morning. I've read they are ticketing folks on the roads so I'm praying he's safe and ticket free, we simply can't afford more negatives in our life. Only positives!
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