Making baskets

Newspaper woven basket

On Saturday I looked at a really messy shelf of kids’ stuff and thought: “Hey, I should put all these supplies in a neat little basket.” Then: “I need to buy a basket.” Then a few minutes of pondering: “Does buying a basket for the house count as something for me? Or the kids? Or the family?” A few more minutes and I determined to weave a basket out of old newspapers. And voila! Of course it’s not sturdy enough to actually hold the bottles of tempera paint, and it was kind of a pain to make. Nonetheless, a basket! Powered Woven by my own sense of self-satisfaction!


In 2012, I'm not going to buy anything except what I've used up or worn out. For all else, I'll make do with what I already own or I'll do without. I've come up with some guidelines. Update: for 2013 I'm going to continue along, but not as strictly.


I'm Meg Hourihan. I live in New York City but was raised in Massachusetts. I blame my Yankee-ness for this crazy idea. Read more about me and this project.


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