I was taking some photos for a friend's craft show in November recently. I was using a variety of handmade items, including several of Barb's ornaments. To keep them together, I stuck them all in a little basket and thought they looked awfully cute.
The basket was made by my friend Barbara Blossey-Chuvalas, who also hosts the aforementioned show. Barbara makes all sorts of baskets for quilters and rug hookers and just plain old folks. They are all beautiful, but my personal favorites are her little tiny ones, like the one she gave me for Christmas this year. (Aren't I lucky?)
The body of the basket is only about 2 inches tall!
Here's another I bought awhile ago . . .
I'm trying to convince Barbara to make more tiny baskets -- I think there's a market out there (starting with me!). So we shall see. Barbara also teaches basketmaking and sells basket making supplies. So if you are in the market for a basket, a class, or would like to know more about her Country Parlor Craft sale in Riverhead, New York this November, contact her at RBChuvalas@aol.com and tell her Sarah sent you!
Needless to say, if you are interested in one of my sister Barb's Christmas ornaments, you can contact her here!