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« on: April 04, 2007 10:24:52 PM »

I made this as a gift for my friend Shelley.  I kept forgetting to give her a Chinese New Year gift (lucky candy) and a Valentine's Day Gift (a handmade heart), so I decided to make it up to her.  I mainly forgot because we work different shifts, so it was difficult to meet up!  I made a woven basket (very easy to do, and great for Easter!), strawberries, and I added 2 hearts (one for her, and one for her husband Jay), 8 lucky candies (8 is a lucky number!) and a package of Strawberry Pocky (who doesn't love Pocky?), and a few turtles.  I'm going to give it to her tomorrow at work.

The whole gift isn't really ALL handmade, but 3/4 of it is.  The Strawberries are made using a special paper just for the purpose (I found it while cleaning my room!) and they're great.  I plan to make a more detailed post about them.

The baskets are a GREAT project to do with kids (my mom used to do them with me when I was younger!) and they make a great small basket for some Easter goodies.  Or anytime you want to make a unique presentation.  The basket shape can also be used to make a fish.  If you would like more information, please let me know!  On either the strawberries or baskets/fish.  The basket is very easy, and I can whip up a tutorial if there's any interest!

I hope she likes it!  Smiley



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[ close up of the weave ]



[ strawberries! ]


the reason I didn't post pictures of the pocky, and candy is because they're not really crafty.  The turtles and hearts are part of my other posts.  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2007 10:50:29 PM »

That strawberry paper is too cool. And if you don't mind, I would really appreciate a tutorial for the woven basket and the strawberries.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2007 04:51:22 PM »

Those strawberries are awesome!
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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2007 01:31:54 AM »

I would love to see a tutorial on how to make the basket and the strawberries. I think it would be cute to have something like that sitting in my kitchen. lol

And Pocky is great! I made the mistake of taking some with me when I babysat my niece and nephew one day last summer. Actually I made the mistake of showing them the box. lol They loved the stuff.
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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2007 10:01:33 AM »

Beautiful!! And second/third the tut pretty please Grin
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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2007 12:50:18 PM »

very cute! great job!
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« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2007 03:55:38 PM »

Ohmygosh, these are so awesome! Very cute idea! I'll be looking forward to your post about the strawberries!
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