Wednesday, March 26, 2008
I.........tty, bitty baskets
Some of the most difficult pine needle baskets to do are the tiny creations because it's difficult to maneuver in such small spaces. Those pictured here are from 2 1/2 to 4 1/2" in diameter. The regular size jeweled apples are another way to check the size. I find these baskets useful for all kinds of tiny treasures. The two smallest are done around tiny wire rings, and the larger around a walnut slice. The long leaf pine needles are tightly coiled and hand stitched in place with natural raffia.