I didn't realize how big these plants had gotten until I saw a pic of when I first planted them way back in the spring. They do well in the shallow trays and are almost impossible to overwater since the woven material allows the dirt to breathe a bit.
I found this basket at a local thrift store and it had a wide but short wire pattern which wasn't about to hold any of my notions. Nothing I can't fix with some plastic! I used a couple methods of weaving because of the circular design, it made some creative 'windows' in both the top and bottom.
After last weekend's yardsaling found a stack of mismatched placemats for cheap, I ran across a project online here for some inspiration and added my own to it. On the left can be seen the original size of the mat, 12"x16". After folding the mat in half and then roll down the top edge, the finished bag is 7"x10". I added a magnet in the middle and made the 32" strap from crochet plastic and twine which makes it a great long shoulder length. Look for these soon on the store site and making their way to Pip & Lola's new location!
A combination trip of street fairer and yardsales gives me an opportunity to make something I've been talking about for a while. These basic bag bags are 100% repurposed - napkins from a wedding for material, thread from an estate, and leftover rug yarn (colors may vary). They can be turned either way depending on your style. These are available for $1 or get one free with purchases totalling over $20. In turn, I'll use the bags you collect in future projects or make a request!