Monday, May 30, 2011

Sweet, Sweet Basil

Do you see the difference?  In the basil, I mean.  If you look closely at the same view in yesterday’s post, you’ll see that this basil is fake.  I needle felted the leaves from wool roving and knitted icord with wool yarn for the stems.

I grow sweet basil in my garden during the summer months and dry it for year-round use, but I have to buy supermarket basil other times of year if I want it fresh.  A few weeks ago I bought basil and was inspired by the cute plastic sleeve it comes in.  I like the way it looks, and I like the way basil lights up my kitchen, especially in its colorful plastic wrapper.  Who knows, maybe I’ll save another sleeve to store my fresh, homegrown basil in…just for fun.

In a few weeks I might have enough basil to bring in from outside, but until then I’ll enjoy having wool basil on my kitchen windowsill.


  1. Fluffy kind of basil! I like it! Surely it will make you smile during the day!


  2. This would be perfect for me. I can never seem to keep basil alive in this house, I always manage to kill it.

  3. Love it! Basil is finicky, isn't it?

  4. I love it, there is an oregeno that is fuzzy like that, I believe it is called Cuban Oregeno.

  5. Your little window is so sunny and fun looking! That basil might be a little to fuzzy on the tongue for my taste! LOL. It's beautiful!

  6. it looks so pretty! I love your new blog banner

  7. I would love for you to link it up to my party that is running now. Any linky goes.

    Come strut your stuff.


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