Monday, May 19, 2008

a tisket-a- tasket!

My hand knitted hats!  Circular knitting, aka "Idiots Delight!"

Every summer, I remind myself that the days are longer and with more light - it is always a good time to create.   I love to knit and to make tons of crafty items to sell as well as to gift. Keeping a basket of goodies for newborns, for teachers, and for family and friends is always good.  Filling it up is like stocking my very own little boutique.  I take great joy in completing small projects. As a Mom and an artist, nothing is more rewarding than finishing a project, like something hand-made.  I always look at things and tell myself, "I can make that!"  I love hand-made things.

Children love to create, so lead by example.  (Above Photo from House & Garden -Nov.2005) Baskets provide great storage for my hand-made items and are easy to transport goodies to and from things like our annual school Holiday Boutique.   A tisket-a-tasket, love to know what you are making to put inside your basket, please feel free to share, even if it is not complete.  Perhaps this will inspire you to fill your very own basket of serendipity this summer!  After all - the Holidays will be here in a few months!

Just a few ideas for each of you;

Knitted Hats & Scarves
Home-made Jelly
Board Books - Scrap books
Hostess Gifts
Needlepoint Ornaments
Ribbon covered address books
Hand-painted flower pots
Hand-painted trays
Hand-painted boxes

Have fun!


Nantucket Mermaid said...

My kids would only wear hats like this knit by my Mom. She was always delighted that they liked something that she could just whip up in no time!xo

pve design said...

nantucket mermaid,
love to see your crafty basket!
your things are swimmingly super!
enjoy this day~

diana @ please sir said...

Wow - great colors and forms!

Kwana said...

You are so crafty! But I already knew that. Just chiming in to say the hats in person are just the cutest things ever!

littlebyRD said...

I love your list of ideas! All so good. And your basket of goodies? That is incredible - look at those hats!

pve design said...

diana -
thanks for your visit, loved those necklaces you posted the other day!

socks on the horizon! may need intervention!

and your basket? must be brimming with head-bands, and fun things!

simply seleta said...

Spectacular! Love the pops of color in all of your hats. You are one busy [and stylish] bee!

littlebyRD said...

It is brimming with all sorts of things, yes. Actually a little too much - I need to get busy and start trying to sell something instead of sitting around all day blogging :)
Speaking of - Tag - you're it! See my blog post for today. You are a mysterious woman and we need to know more about you!

Mrs.French said...

Thanks for the ideas! Your hats are so sweet! You talented gals make me jealous.

Honestly lady, you put us lazy weekend bloggers to shame. I feel like I haven't been to your page forever, looking at all your posts!

pve design said...

aww, so sweet of you - no - really, I had some posts that just had to be up, and I said I would never "blog" on the weekends!
now that you are up to speed,tee hee.

Tyler said...

so impressed and so intimidated! i am the designer who never feels finished and reworks things perpetually. have a few diy projects on my plate this summer -- knitting is one of them! learning to knit a simple flower. will let you know...

and your hats are precious.

Melissa Lewis said...

I'm so bummed, I haven't been getting your posts in my feed. I have some catching up to do:)

I love those little hats, my you are a talented one!

ClistyB said...

I'm currently stamping handmade cards to go in a gift set and crocheting the edges on baby blankets. Those are two of the fun things I need to make more time to do...

ALL THE BEST said...

Love the hats! You are just so talented Patricia!!!

enc said...

I'd love to get my hands on one of those hats. They're beautiful!