Recently I sold a violet arrangement on etsy.com, and found myself ready to replace it with another. I had to decide what type to make, as I have sold a variety of kinds over time. Did I want to make a basket, or select a vase? In the process of thinking about it, I decided that I would share my basket creation progress with all of you, my wonderful blog followers.
This post will include information about how I get started with the basket project. The next blog post will include details of how I fit the basket and prepare it for flowers.
The typical first step is to look back over past violet arrangements to get ideas. Sometimes I crochet a basket, and sometimes I use a pretty tumbler or vase. Here are a few pictures of arrangements created in the past. I really like the one in the pink vase. I found this ceramic vase in the discount bin at my local grocery store - my favorite kind of discovery !After looking over past projects, I have decided to replace the arrangement with one similar to the first picture in this article. It will have a crocheted basket cover placed over a simple white bathroom tumbler. I have some green tweed yarn that is worsted weight, and some off-white cotton yarn that will work well for the basket's trim. The flowers will also be made from worsted weight yarn, in pink and purple. I'll decide later about the greenery and bead trimmings.
So I'll get started with the crocheting, and snap some pictures for my next blog post. I'll do my best to show how the basket fits on the tumbler.
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