When I returned home with a small handmade basket of beaded jewelry from last month’s open-house fundraiser for Connect Africa, I fully intended to take the basket to school, where I envisioned using it to hold the loose paper-clips and rubber-bands that always accumulate on my desk. Instead, the basket seems perfectly content to stay on the desk in my home office, where it is currently serving as a catch-all container for the aforementioned jewelry, a small box of binder clips, and several scrunchies.

Note to self: at next year’s fundraiser, buy several baskets.

This is my contribution to today’s Photo Friday theme, Homemade. Technically, these African handicrafts are handmade, not homemade…but I figured that was close enough.