Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Baskets ...

Tried out something new this week.  I've seen several versions of them here and there so I put a couple of them together to see what would happen.

The first one I actually cut a little too tall (I didn't use a pattern or specific tutorial, just started cutting!) so I left off the handles and turned down the top.  I like it, but I really wanted one with handles for a gift for a co-worker's daughter, so I whipped up another one, slightly smaller overall, definitely shorter, and added handles.  I really liked the way it turned out. 

The exterior is flannel, the lining is lightweight cotton, and the 'batting' is felt.

This is the one I gifted:

And I added a couple of little 'accessories':

This is the first one I made:

It is available in my Etsy shop.
I plan to make a couple more of these (got a great deal on the fabric so I bought extra) with a pale green lining so it can be used for boys or for gifts when the gender is not known ahead of time.

Now it's time to get back to working on the Gabster's birthday quilt!

Linking up with Lee @ Freshly Pieced and getting my Whoop on with Sarah, and Finishing it up with Richard and Tanya!


  1. Those are super cute! What a great gift idea!

  2. Those are so cute! Good luck with sales. :)

  3. Very cute! Love it! I have been thinking about doing some of these for our house and I just haven't done it yet. You are inspiring me. Nice work.

  4. This basket is adorable. I haven't made one yet but I have a niece and a new nephew so I need to get busy@!

  5. those are really cute! I could see those being so useful for bath stuff or a changing table- maybe with ties to tie onto a table. What a cute idea!

    Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  6. These are both great! Very practical in a pretty way. I am sure she will love it. Nicely done.

  7. So stinkin' cute! What fun for baby presents!!!