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.