Saturday, January 6, 2018

A Trio of Baskets

 

If I had wings or a hot air balloon
I'd fly myself up to the moon;
I'd sit on the moon so happy and tall
and everyone else would seem really small.


Featured: baskets made out of
t-shirt yarn. My nephew Tomer
had an interesting purpose for them.

100 comments:

  1. AMALIA! Hello dear lady! So nice to see you at my blog, and of course, I enjoy seeing you on Instagram! How I've always loved your freedom with words and sounds and your spinning of magical colors. Lovely as always to see you!

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  2. I like the baskets. I'm assuming the tshirts were torn into strips to make yarn?

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    1. Shortcut - I bought rolls of t-shirt yarn at the craft store.

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  3. I LOVE these, Amalia! And, I love how you echoed the colors of the lily, pad and water!! Fly me to the moon when you go! Tomer looks like he was having a good time with your beautiful baskets. ;) You brought a smile to my day. blessings ~ tanna

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    1. Yes, do come to the moon, Tanna. We'll take some crackers in case it really is made of cheese.

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  4. Hello,

    Oh, lovely !

    Sarah, http://www.sarahmodeee.fr

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  5. That's just like a boy to have fun with everything! Very beautiful colors! And it's so nice to stay busy making things. Happy weekend! Hugs, Diane

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  6. So cute! Of course a boy would see it as a hat. :)

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  7. You new baskets are beautiful. What are you using them for, except being a hat replacement :)?

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    1. The baskets were a gift to my SIL, we'll see what she comes up with :-)

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  8. Beautiful and colorful baskets!Your nephew is very creative!Such fun!

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  9. Such bold and vibrant colours in your baskets, Amalia; they're perfect for some New Year colour!

    Happy 2018, my friend!

    xo
    Poppy

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  10. Great baskets, dear Amalia , i love the colours .
    Your nephew Tomer also has a good idea for using the baskets....
    may each day of the New Year bring happiness and sweet surprises to you
    and all your dear ones,happy New Year my friend !

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  11. Your lovely baskets do make a very interesting hat Amalia!!!
    Love your capture of the water lily and your moon poem :)
    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  12. The baskets are lovely. I like the colors.
    The moon was beautiful the last few nights. The Full Wolf Moon. ;-)

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  13. So pretty!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by!! I am so far behind in my return visits!! Happy New Year to you!!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  14. They are amazing, a beautiful storage solution.

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  15. Love the baskets and they make a very unique hat as well

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  16. Your baskets are great! My daughter, who crochets, made me a basket that corrals the grandchildren's wooden blocks. I like your use of old T-shirts.

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  17. I love the baskets! Is there a pattern you used?

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  18. Cheerful baskets! Always useful also. I was just making baskets too and doubting to use some colorful leftovers. Now I see your baskets, I'll give it a try!
    PS: When will you be publishing a collection of your poems? That will be a bestseller! :-)

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  19. Lovely little baskets. I've not made any in a while.

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  20. Oh wow! they are great

    Julie xxxxx

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  21. Such sweet baskets. Your nephew rocks!

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  22. I love your beautiful baskets, Amalia.
    Happy new year to you and your family! ✨

    Ida

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  23. Lovely and colorful baskets! Your nephew has put them to a good use:)

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  24. Hello, your baskets are so cute. I love the shot of your nephew. Cute poem! Enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

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  25. The baskets are really fun and bright but boy, this morning what really resonates most is your poem! To the moon!

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  26. What a clever nephew you have. Happy New Year Amalia!

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  27. Amalia!
    What a wonderful treat to see these whimsical and whirly colorful baskets! Your playful and inspiring talents always delight me!
    xo
    Jemma

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  28. Wonderful baskets Amalia, I love that t-shirt yarn, I need to give it a go.

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    1. I found it very hard on the hands compared with ordinary yarn but quickly done

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  29. They are so colourful Amalia, I love them.
    My good wishes to you and yours for 2018.

    All the best Jan

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  30. Darling baskets, Amalia. Your talents are never ending, my friend. Tomer is a cutie pie. xo ♥

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  31. Tomer looks pretty cute with his "repurposed" basket hat. Beautiful baskets. I like the poem too, but if I had wings or a balloon (or a magic carpet) I'd fly home for a quick mid-winter visit.

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    1. I do like the idea of a magic carpet, very exotic :-)

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  32. These are wonderful! I love the bright colours together, they really work.

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  33. I have no clue how you make them but I respect your know-how / love! :)

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  34. Such bright and cheery colors. Thank you for sharing. Hugs ♥ Teri

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  35. The basics are too cute, I have not tried crocheting with t-shirts, so pretty and colorful, leave it to a boy to use it as a hat :)
    Cute poem!

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  36. Beautiful baskets! But it can be put to good use as a hat too!

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  37. How talented you are in both writing and crafts! Those baskets are wonderful.

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  38. Your talents abound dear friend! I love your poetry, and the darling baskets/hats! Upside or downside they are very useful I would think :) Hugs to you!

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    1. They have already gone to a better home, they were made for a gift :-)

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  40. The baskets you crocheted are so nice and colorful. That must been a lot of work to make and your did a great job.
    Thanks for stopping by and wishing you a Happy New Year. Thanks for sharing at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    Enjoy the week.
    Julie

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  41. These are so lovely! It is on my list to learn to crochet!

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  42. Great looking and practical baskets you made! Haha, that is what kids do - they even put real buckets on their head:)Thank you for showing this to All Seasons! Hope you had a lovely December month, and wishing you a belated happy New Year:)

    Don't know if I told you, but last month I started WEEKEND JOURNAL PAGE (first, only once a month -the one for January started January 5th) for how it's going with an art project - does not need to be finished -it is for anything that turns into art -so also knitting and working with fabric without a pattern or instructions). The different thing for blogspot-ters is that you link with a perma link in the comment. The title is 'Weekend Journal Page, Jan 5" - I would love to see one of your projects there:)

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  43. These baskets are lovely and interesting, and the photo of the water lily is so peaceful.
    I’d like to sit on the moon as well… :-)
    Have a great week, dear Amalia! Hugs!

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  44. ha ha, young boys find an alternative use for most things! Beautiful baskets :-)

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  45. so beautiful Amalia, love your work !! xoxox

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  46. Love the pretty baskets/hats! :) Wonderful poem - the moon was so beautiful last week. Sending hugs xo Karen

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  47. Cute! Great pictures, too. Thanks!

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  48. T-shirt yarn? I wish I was crafty so I could enjoy such things, but I am happy seeing what you create!
    Happy New Year!

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  49. Olá, trabalho criativo, as cestas sãp lindas.
    AG

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  50. Your nephew is starting a new fashion trend! What lovely baskets and I can think of a dozen uses for them - other than hats!

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  51. LOL, a dual purpose basket! So cute!

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  52. LOVELY baskets! Love them!
    Have a great weekend and take care now...
    Love from a grey Sweden and Titti

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  53. Does that mean you have to cut a T shirt into strips - or is it a ready to use ball of yarn?

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    1. I know people who cut t-shirts into strips and use them for yarn. You can also buy it ready made at the craft shop, which is what I did as this was my first time. I do have a pile of sheets and shirt waiting for recycling so I hope to make my own next time.

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  54. Hello Amalia,
    thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog!
    Nice baskets in wunderful colours!
    Have a nice weekend,
    Christine

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  55. Absolutely great looking! T-shirt yarn is so much fun! Anna x

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  56. Your baskets are lovely and one day I'd love to try making one! Your nephew steals the show :)

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  57. Great project! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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  58. Your baskets are so beautiful. A red water lily flower looks dreaming.

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  59. The baskets are so fun and your nephew made me laugh! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  60. Nice baskets! I love your poem, Amalia:)

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  61. I too would love to sit on the moon. Indeed that would be the best fun. Gorgeous baskets and gorgeous hats. =)

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  62. I love this! The photos and poem!

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  63. Amalia, the basket are so lovely and happy! Your nephew looks rather handsome wearing one!

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  64. Wow, you have had a lovely crafty time! Your potholder and embroideries are lovely and your crocheted baskets gorgeous. One of those has been on my to do list for such a long time. I even bought some cotton on a trip to Bath, but it's still in my yarn basket! Love the photo of your nephew! xx

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  65. They're so colourful. Pretty and useful at the same time.

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  66. Amazing T-shirt yarn!
    Very beautiful colors and lovely Tomer!!
    I would love to sit on the moon, too :)

    akiko
    www.akikohiramatsu.com

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  67. Great work and happy colours! Love it!
    Titti

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  68. OH I am SO jealous of your baskets! I've tried making them but haven't succeeded thus far. Yours are beautiful and so well made.

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  69. Very interesting.
    I have cut old t-shirts and crocheted potholders, but the result wasn't especially pretty. Probably the yarn you can buy is much more regular and neat. :)
    Gorgeous photos!

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    1. it is the classic conflict - recycling and using what you have vs. the shiny tempting stuff in the craft store :-)

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  70. Oooh, aren't those baskets cool. And a very clever little nephew!

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  71. The baskets are super cute! I love how kids find clever uses for everyday items like them.

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  72. Sorry to be late commenting. I’m not actually, because I commented ages ago but looking through all the comments again, I’m not there! A few of my comments didn’t work a few weeks back - so annoying because you don’t know when they haven’t worked!!

    Great rhyme, Amalia!
    Love the baskets, they are so colourful!
    Tomer’s headwear looks very striking!
    Hugs,
    Barbara xx

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    1. Thanks for going the extra mile, Barbara :-)

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  73. Olá Amália! que belos cestos! Suas fotos são divinas! Abraços!

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  74. Lovely baskets so colourful and I love your poem.
    Dropping by from the WATW linkup.

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  75. Incredible baskets dear friend!!!

    you are awesomely talented ,i loved them so much .
    glad that little guy had interesting uses for them ,they are just BEAUTIFUL!

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  76. in poem seemed my thoughts in your head amalia!

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  77. I love this sort of basket. The perfect mixture of beauty and usefulness. Thanks for joining in my new monthly link party.

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  78. Hahaha! One more reason to love kids. Your baskets are beautiful. Hugs.

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  79. These colorful gems remind me of the sweet baskets made by many indigenous people. Love your nephew!

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  80. Just to let you know, in case you haven't seen, I featured your baskets on Ginx Woolly Linx https://ginxcraft.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/ginx-woolly-linx-party-february.html

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  81. Amalia, the baskets are beautiful and what a great way to reuse t-shirts. Haha I love Tomer's repurpose for them too.

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  82. Me encanta el crochet , yo tejo mucho ,, lindas combinaciones de colores

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