This basket reminded me of when I was a little girl, I just couldn’t resist it, but when I looked closer and found that you could un-popper it, I was at the checkout before you could whistle!
Then I got to thinking, I wonder what it would look like with ribbons threaded through …..
Talk about super fiddle farty, but once I got started I couldn’t stop, but, in the back of my mind was the thought that this could look really pants or it could turn out to be rather cute.
I cut lengths of ribbon and threaded them through, gluing them on the runs with a very strong, tacky PVA glue which dries clear. The first section was the trickiest, trying to work out which way was best to weave the ribbon.
I used a bit of extra ribbon to make the centre panels, and then glued on a few buttons, down the sides of the basket and on the woven area using a glue gun.
How durable the basket will be remains to be seen … I don’t think it would withstand a heavy rainfall but I intend to use it to carry my lunch and do nice dainty lady shopping!