Last year, I bought a basket in the Toast sale. Do you remember it here?
I liked it a lot despite it not being the most practical of shapes and proceeded to use it for part of the summer lugging it to various cricket matches and on days out. And then one day, I heard a "twang" and I felt something give. That was the first handle. Ten minutes later "twang". You guessed it. The second handle broke :o(
I didn't bin it. That would have been too easy. Instead I fixed it.
This is the 2015 version.
See those gorgeous new (slightly weathered looking) leather handles? I'm rather delighted with them. I ordered myself some leather straps from Ebay and took them to the cobblers and asked if they would be so kind as to attach them for me. And they did!
I'm rather pleased with how they turned out. Infact, I think the basket looks better than when it arrived with the straw handles. It got it's first outing this year for the cricket gala I went to yesterday.
H&M Blouse (No longer available), Zara Jeans (old), Hobbs NW3 Sandals (old), Toast Basket (old)
I love a happy ending don't you?
Last Note :
- Have you mended/altered anything lately to give it a new lease of life?
- I ordered my leather straps from this Ebay seller here.