I was asked to whip up a basket for a raffle at the farm’s annual wool shearing extravaganza.
I only had a few days to do it, but I had some ideas that bucked the buyer’s expectations. I let her know I was thinking “Outside the Basket”, and she trusted me.
I had a small wooden box, that was just the right size for a little picket fence to be used as a backdrop. Next was the “Sheep”. This was a piece of folk-art, hand-painted on a rough-sawn piece of pine. I picked this up at a local antique shop.
On the pickets I hung a knitting bag, with needles, a darning ball and other related items. One picket was dedicated to holding up the folk-art and others for thimbles.
The box was a big hit, and it raised few bucks for the organization. I love it when everyone goes home a winner.