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Adirondack Packbasket


For Christmas Grandma and Grandpa Marcoccia gave all of us an Adirondack Packbasket kit. Sarah discovered these excellent little Adirondack Mountain treasure while attending school at Paul Smiths. She took a class and got to be good friends with the women (Tracy) who puts these together. Since the winter weather has us cozied up in our little cabin I decided to finish the job, wasn’t that difficult really. It feels really good to get a project done seems as though I have many unfinished projects building up (sigh).

We started our baskets together while we were in NY but ran out of time to finish them. The hardest part was weaving but that was just more time consuming than anything. Once the basket was done putting on the rim and skids and then lashing them seemed to go by fast. (Ahem, Danielle and Jill)

Sarah finished hers first before she went on to her adventures in Asheville. Honestly, she could be the packbasket poster girl don’t you think?

And here is our little Ellie enjoying the finished product. I can’t wait to take her out in it once she can stand up. We will look like true Mountain Folk carrying our wee one around Adirondack style. The Farmer’s Market is going to be so much fun this summer now that we have a special basket for our goods.


  1. Laurie

    Wow! Cool! I want one! Where can I get one?


  2. Sarah

    Yey for pack baskets! Aww…Ellie is such a little Mountain Babushka! And your basket looks beautiful Danette!

  3. Danielle

    Easy for you to say Danette! Your a little more patient and creative than some of us! 🙂 Besides I was into the wine and that didnt help the process… Needless to say my basket is still laying on that table unfinshed….actually unstarted since i took it all apart and started over. Dont drink and weave – it doesnt mix!! I will get it done one of these days though!

  4. Drinking and weaving… HAHAHA. That would have been me. Those baskets are adorable.

  5. Sara

    That is so awesome! I love the basket. I’m impressed with your craftiness!!!!

  6. Charie

    What a great thing! I would love it for the markets! That is impressive!

  7. Kim, Brad and Dylan

    I think we should have a basket weaving party… Those loook so neat!!!


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