|Weaving the base of the basket|
|The basket with finished sides|
|Adding the false rim and trimming the spokes (this one is actually Emma's - hers has a dark blue in it instead of brown)|
|The rim is on, and I'm almost halfway through the lashing|
And now I present, my first basket!
And if I had to find a moral to this little story, I think it would be to keep trying different handicrafts. You might end up finding something you really enjoy doing, and are willing to do for more than the sake of setting a good example for your kids and keeping your hands busy when you're listening to children practicing their reading.