May’s Calendar Girl: Miss Kathy

Yah it’s May! Done with April Showers, now bring on the flowers!

The Cottage Girls’ Calendar page for the month of May is Kathy Weiss.

When I saw this pretty basket, I knew exactly where I wanted to hang it and the angle of the shot. Just needed to wait for the late afternoon sun and it was just about perfect.

Happy May!

April’s Calendar Girl: Suzanne of the Basket Cottage

I forgot to post April’s calendar page! I wanted to post it on Eric’s birthday. How I overlooked this is beyond me, especially since his baskets are featured on the page. Not a good Basketmaker’s Wife at all! LOL. (Sorry Eric!)

So April’s Calendar Girl is Miss Suzanne of the Basket Cottage. It features Eric’s miniatures and smalls. Most were woven by Suzanne and some woven by Mr. Basketmaker himself.

Y’all enjoy the last few days of April.

 

New Quality Control Inspector

Last week, Mr. Basketmaker was in his workshop not making basketry materials but another series of his custom packing tools. He’s calling these his “Exotic Woods” edition.

I planned on setting up a link for purchasing but he sold all of them at the North Carolina Convention over the weekend. These beauties’ popularity was probably due to the watchful eye of his new Quality Control Inspector…


(Yup, looking good…)

I will keep you posted when he produces more of his new “Exotic Wood” editions and the woods he used for the handles. Aren’t they pretty?

He also created a thicker brass base version (bottom). I personally have a hard time with gripping small items so the larger packer may come in handy for those who have the same issue. But Eric informed me that the larger size is for large-sized baskets. I still think it’s an alternative for people with hand grip issues… just my two cents!! 🙂