I love making handmade baskets, and this time I made a mini crocheted basket using regular (wool) yarns and fabric yarns. Leather strips are used for the handles. I decorated the basket with white cotton crochet flowers to add a finishing touch.
The bottom part of the basket is made with regular yarns, crocheted in the round...
Then, I used fabric yarns to crochet the top few rows of the basket. This fabric yarn is basically a 1/2 inch (1.25cm) wide cotton fabric strips that I handcut from my fabric stash a while ago.
I changed the yarn and kept on crocheting for few more rows...
And added leather handles and cotton crochet flowers.
The basket measures about 4.5 inches (11.5 cm ) in diameter. I think it's a good size to store my buttons and sewing notions, like this, on my sewing table.
By the way, look who's been visiting our backyard lately... a (wild) peacock! Our girls get all excited when they find a peacock walking in our backyard, and the pictures below are taken by our oldest daughter.
She (the bird) does no harm to us, except that she cries really loud! They sound like a broken trumpet, they really do. And sometimes, she brings her family members, too. We've seen a total of three peacocks walking together... So many birds!