Sunday, March 8, 2009

A Tisket, A Tasket, A Sweet Little Basket.....

Well, my little fingers have been flying in my little work area. Creating some treasures for my Etsy Shop. I also made a trip to one of my favorite spots to pick up little treasures, "Clara's".

Clara is a sweet older lady who is a dear to visit and always has something that I have to go home with. Last fall, Clara, who is probably in her mid 80's, decided to stop dying her hair. She thought it might be time to let it go naturally gray. So, she announced this to Heather and I, and we told her, it was an excellent idea! This hair dying, perming, coloring, foiling, frosting, etc, etc, etc, gets old! After a long winter of Clara holding up in her 2 story home, she finally opened again for business. I drove by and saw the "OPEN" sign, and nearly did a "U Turn" in the middle of the road! When I walked in to say hello, Clara, was back to being an "auburn beauty"! I guess no matter how old we get, we still want to think we look our best!

Well, back to the baskets.....
I decided to finally do something with some of that wonderful wallpaper that I've bought and Heather, my daughter from Pretty Petals, has given me over the last while. (Which by the way, Heather has new wallpaper parcels for sale in her shop!) So, little baskets, I've made. Filled to the b*r*i*m with little treasures, and supplies to create your own sweet creations.

The baskets themselves are glittered up with high-end rose quartz glitter, edged with a pink German foil border, and the handle is adorned with a vintage millinery flower and lots of ribbon and lace.

I've filled the baskets with a foot of vintage edging wallpaper, 1 pair of pearl earrings, 5 vintage rhinestone buttons, 1 vintage shell button, 2 vintage pink millinery flowers, 2 velvet white millinery flowers, 1 stem of vintage while millinery flowers, 1 pink vintage reflector, 1 blue vintage reflector, and the cutest spool of vintage white lace (4 feet). I'm hoping that is enough to inspire for a new spring project!

Wishing you all a wonderful spring! Hoping you all can fill your baskets with all the things that make your heart sing!

Kitty xoxo


  1. Kitty, i had the great pleasure of meeting Clara when i came to visit with Heather and Natasha...she is adorable!!! lots of goodies in her shop too...

    i love your baskets...they are filled with lots of fun things to play with!!!

  2. It has been a while, somehow I missed your previous post but I did notice you were my guest. I was going to be here anyway to say hello, but you know how it is; time and money can only be spend once and not always wisely. I love your new post! That little basket is so cute and filled with treasures! Have a nice day!

  3. Oh lucky you Kitty! I had a field day at Clara's! If there wasn't a weight limit I would have bought tons more stuff. Did you know, that is where the beaded fruit I got, came from?
    Your baskets are so adorable :)

  4. Kitty,
    I just love your little basket. That little Clara is the sweetest little lady... Now I see where Heather gets her creative side from!!! I love all the goodies you used.
    Hope all is well & tell Ted I said Hi.

  5. Mom, your baskets turned out SO cute! I love all the pretty things you included inside. the wallpaper looks so nice all glittered!

    Clara really is such a sweetie... she will be missed one day when she is gone.

    Love Heather

  6. Hi Kitty, thank you for the kind comments on my blog. Cider appreciates them too!

    Your papers and florals are very inspirational for Spring. I am soooo glad it is finally March :) I can't wait to decorate for Easter!


  7. Hi Kitty!! Glad to see you back posting again. Wasn't that winter AWFUL??

    So happy you stopped by and reminded me that I need to post sometime this week, too.

    Hope you are enjoying our early Spring and that I will "see" you again soon!!

    Aunt May's Cottage

  8. Hi Kitty! Great to hear from you! What wonderful supplies you have to work with! I just love vintage wallpaper.

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  9. Your creations are perfect for spring! I love Heather's wallpapers !!

    Thank you so much for your visit.


  10. Your baskets turned out so sweet...with lots of fun goodies to play with.

  11. So pretty.... I am having a "What I Collect" tour Monday and I would love to have you join in! I can tell by this post you would be perfect for it!
    Think about it!
    :)Hugs, Yvette

  12. I love your baskets- so many goodies. You and Heather put together such lovely feminine things. They "speak" to me! :-)

  13. Hi Kitty sweetie!!
    So happy to see that you are back and making pretties, you were missed!! The baskets are super cute and I LOVE your images, you find the best stuff!!
    That is so funny about your friend, I say that I'm going to let my gray go and by the end of 2 months I break down and buy the color, lol!!
    Enjoy your day sweet lady!
    xo Madai

  14. What sweet little baskets using pieces of this and that. The baskets become wonderful little treasures--perfect for May Day just around the corner.

    Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm

  15. I love your sweet little basket and it gives me an idea for an Easter basket or two. Thanks for sharing, Did you use Mode Podge to make the basket?


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