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est. 2007
  1. Make: A Crochet Basket

    Tuts+ Crochet Basket Tutorial via WeeBirdy.com

    How to make a crochet basket tutorial via Tuts+. Photography by Wink.

    Looking for something to make this weekend? If you’ve got basic crochet skills, you can easily whip up a two-tone crochet basket with the step-by-step tutorial over on Crafts & DIY Tuts+.

    This free crochet pattern was created by Dutch crochet super-star Marinke Slump (aka Wink from A Creative Being), and it’s a really quick and easy project to make.

    You can also adapt the pattern to make larger or smaller baskets, which is handy if you want to make a matching set of them. You could try using a different tonal shade for each basket for a graduated ombre look.

    How to make a crochet basket via Tuts+.

    How to make a crochet basket tutorial via Tuts+. Photography by Wink.

    How to make a crochet basket tutorial via Tuts+.

    How to make a crochet basket tutorial via Tuts+. Photography by Wink.

    Tell me: do you like to crochet? If you want to learn how to crochet, head over to Tuts+ for a full series of tutorials for beginners.

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  3. Wee Find: Gorman Copper Clogs

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  4. Happy 90th Birthday, Janet Frame

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  5. Top 12 Beautiful Umbrellas

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  6. Ferm Living AW14 Kids’ Room & Wallpaper

    I always look forward to the new collections from Ferm Living, a homewares company who have established themselves as one of the design world’s Danish darlings. The wallpapers always tick the right boxes for me – graphically gorgeous but the designs are unobtrusive and subtle. They’re just… beautiful. And the children’s homewares are consistently charming. […]

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