The Third Lid

Lg. Cat Head w/Lid

Lg. Cat Head w/Lid

Cat Head Basket w/Lid

 

IMG_0386I have finally finished the lid for this basket!  It was touch and go there for a while.  After throwing out the 1st lid, and giving up on the 2nd lid I was determined to make a lid and make it right.  Since I was making it without a pattern or anything else to study I found it to be ‘extreeemly’ difficult.

What I ended up with is an enclosed pyramid. With a flat top.  Or an upside down top!  Ha!  And, hey, I really like it.  But I won’t be doing another one anytime soon!

Just trying to explain this thing is difficult.  Like, does saying I put a base on the bottom and ended with a base on the top make any sense?  Let me know because that’s what I did.  After I found the finial for the top online, Ha!, I knew what I wanted the finished product to look like.  And so, this lid will forever be called “The Third  Lid”.  At least in my mind’s eye!

Let me know what you think.

 

Bean Pot

Bean PotPeople used to pick their beans in this form of basket.  I especially like the wire handles that are made for this basket. Of course from the beginning of time humans used baskets to carry, store and cook in.  Today, we still do that but they are also used as an art form or a basket craft.  You have to agree that baskets are beautiful.  Well, at least, I think so.