Friday, October 5, 2012

Hearts 'n' Hands Raffle Baskets

I made two raffle baskets for this weekend's show. You'll have to come to the show to get tickets for the raffle. (see previous post for directions)
This is a bead treasure trove, full of lovely beads and pearls, many through the generosity of Susan at SJ Designs. I've included a few crystals, random glass and wooden beads, ethnic beads, bugle beads, and some beading thread and bead storage and usage tools. The basket is a Lori Birmingham basket with a hand-embroidered stumpwork top. Tiny but overflowing with goodies.
This hand-made basket contains a crazy-quilt journey to Africa. It is full of images, fabrics, embellishments, trims and threads that evoke all aspects of the Dark Continent...from Egypt, through the desert, to the jungle. Elephant skin, mosquito netting, harem silks, and jungle grasses. Tribal prints and weaves. Perfect for a crazy quilt group to share for African themed squares or for an entire crazy quilt bringing the continent to life.

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