Tonight was our Keepers at Home group. She loves this group and we’ve learned some fun things here. Tonight was basket weaving. Praise God that a friend sent the video for us to pre-watch before we started, or i would have been lost! If you’re interested, the Basket Master Nancy has a whole series of instructional basket making videos, start at video 1, she is a great teacher. She also has a blog with tons of ideas. I was amazed at how well my daughter caught on to this, she did so well! And now we have good ideas for her Christmas presents too!
I’ve had a lot of questions about where we got the kits, so here is the link to the Keepers At Home Basket Order Page. Ours was the small $5.95 basket, but it looks like they have 2 other’s to choose from.
Next starting the base of the basket. This is by FAR the hardest part. (Well, I’m just thankful I didn’t have to strip the tree before starting, check out this guy making Split whiteoak baskets.)
Here is our final basket! She colored it with the Elmer’s Paint By Numbers pens, I believe they are water color, and they appear to work quite well on the basket. I got them from Wal-mart in the craft section, they come with 2 paint by number pictures, but maybe you can get the pens seperate? Either way, very nice! And fun too!