totally overwhelmed by all the support I have received following
yesterday’s blog! I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your
prayers, support and kind words.
pleased to let you know yesterday’s tests went well. I had an abominal
ultrasound scan and an endoscopy, which allowed the gastroenterologist to take some
biopsies. I go back for the results in two weeks, and I will keep you
I shared the crates with you yesterday, I meant to share these baskets
with you, too. When I visited Home Bargains on Sunday, I popped into
Dunelms which was next door. I’m not sure how these baskets have been
made because, although they’re quite rigid, there’s no sign that they’re
wired! Has anyone seen baskets like this before? I think they may have
When I was very little, my aunt gave my sisters and I
some dressing up clothes. One was a skirt that had a net petticoat
underneath, which my aunt soaked it in sugar water to make it stiff and
stick out! I wonder if that’s what has happened to this basket – sugar
of something similar. Anyway, I bought them for my stand at craft shows!
Until next time, happy crafting.
1Happy Crafter says
Hi Jan, glad tests went well, I'm keeping my fingers crossed the results will come back negative, the baskets look pretty they will look lovely for displaying craft items, have a great day xx Wendy
Hi, Wendy. Many thanks. I'm not sure what I'm going to use them for yet but I thought they were really pretty! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.
sheron Egolf says
I have seen these baskets done before.
They usually are soaked in a white glue,like a school glue or Elmers glue.(not sure if you have Elmers in the UK) They are then shaped around a mold like a bowl and left to dry. They are very pretty but if you put too much in them they will collapse. Also they can not be cleaned other than to dust them off. I hope you get this message,usually if I post here it doesn't show up but I always have better luck on you tube. Hope you are feeling better it is so exhausting to take all these tests.
Hi, Sheron. I hope you receive my reply. Many thanks about the explanation about these baskets! I thought it must be something like that, I'm just so surprised I haven't seen anything like it before! I'll take heed of your advise about the basket's lack of strength! Many thanks for your feedback. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.
Kaye Charles says
Prayers and best wishes for your results, I remember those baskets but can't remember how they were made, which will annoy me no end, now look what you have started, cheers
Hi, Kaye. Many thanks for your prayers and kind thoughts. See the post above from Sheron Egolf. ☺ She has explained how the baskets are made! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.
Crafteresa UK says
I am so glad that proceedure is over for you, praying for good results x
Hi, CrafteresaUK. I'm glad it's over, too! Many thanks for your prayers. ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.
Crafteresa UK says
thos little baskets look like they are crocheted to me I knot that there are two techniques….1, to soak the crocheted basket in very strong starch, pull into shape and dry. 2, to use a pva type glue and do the same being careful not to stick it to a surface as its drying lol
Hi, CrafteresaUK. Many thanks for the explanation. I guessed it had to be something like that! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.
JJ Creations says
My mother crochets and makes bowls, baskets, etc. My most favorite from long ago was a swan which had a bowl type to hold flower pots, or flower arrangements. She uses a starch to stiffen and hold the shapes. You can find it in most places which sell yarns, threads, and fabrics.
Hi, JJ Creations. Many thanks for the info. I'm amazed I've never seen these before; or at least maybe I have without realising. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.