If you follow me on Facebook you will have seen the gorgeous pretty pink basket bag from fraeulein lampe that I shared. I fell in love with it at first sight and just had to have one of my own. So I immediately started searching on the internet for a reasonably priced straw basket that would fit the bill. I found just what I was looking for on The Travelling Souk from Basket Basket. The short round handled classic basket at £17. I decided to go for a star on the front to match my favorite star scarf and cute star font artwork, which I plan to hang in our new entrance porch when we have finished decorating it. I did a little bit of experimenting with colour on the bottom of the bag and found the best way to get the exact colour I wanted was to paint my straw basket in a couple of coats of white paint and then one coat of Beach Glass acrylic paint which came out in a lovely bright aqua, but it was a little too bright so I softened it with a coat of pearl acrylic paint which also made it shimmer a little.
I just love my new bag so much, I might need to do another one!