It's autumn & so a lot of the plants & trees are in various stages of the seed ripening process.
I thought they'd make great little beads so, using a tiny hand piece & bit, I drilled a tiny hole through them.
I attached the seed beads with cotton thread after the basket was finished.
I placed the seed beads in situ as I stitched & even devised an almost invisible stitch to hold them in place.
I've included a photo of the book I used as reference. It is an excellent resource.
It remains unfinished because I ran out of time, well actually I ran out of days in the month !
I'm not sure how I will incorporate the little beads into this basket.
My plan is to dedicate a day to this wee one so that I can start & finish it in one sitting while the reeds are green & plump.
I'll be sure to update this post with photos once it's complete.