Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Get Well Basket

My mom had knee replacement surgery today and I did not want to send flowers, so I combed Pinterest and saw suggestions for goodies to help your stay in the hospital. There were some good ideas, but I decided to make a fabric basket instead of using a gift bag. Lately, I have been on a big kick of making bags and pouches. I really wanted to try to make a fabric basket from this tutorial  http://ayumills.blogspot.com/2008/05/tutorial-fabric-basket.html I made the larger size. It came out so darn cute. I used some Scrumptious fabrics by Bonnie and Camille.
Here it is with the goodies. I put the following in: a book, a water bottle, water flavor packets, lotion, hand sanitizer, cozy socks with grippers, lip balm, chocolate, and mints. There was plenty of room! We dropped by the hospital this afternoon and dropped it off and she loved it!  I want to try making the smaller sized fabric basket and might even whip up one for an Easter basket for my teenager! 

35 comments:

  1. Really cute. Anyone would love to get that!
    Maggey

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  2. This is a really lovely gift. So functional and smart. I'm putting it on my next "to do" list. Thanks sew much!

    ShereeSews http://sewfabsew.blogspot.com

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  3. Very cute and so thoughtful for the hospital stay. I love this idea; a good one to keep a few extras for last minute needs.

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  4. What a great idea! Loving the scrumptious fabric!

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  5. How nice for your mom to get this nice get well basket! I've made a couple lately and was also thinking of making them for Easter baskets!

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  6. Simply lovely! Get well quick wishes to your mom!

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  7. Great idea and very nice basket!

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  8. Anyone would be comforted by such a lovely gift basket!

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  9. That is such a great gift! I can see a whole bunch of these popping up as Easter Baskets.

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  10. What a wonderful idea! The basket is lovely and filled with the perfect items! This is a project I have been wanting to take on...thanks for the inspiration! Best wishes for mom's recovery.

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  11. what a lovely thoughtful gift!

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  12. What a thoughtful and beautiful gift! Especially with the Bonnie & Camille!!! Sure shows how much you care. Great work, Tanya!

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  13. Your basket is a great idea! I have retirement gifts to make for some teacher friends, and baskets full of travel goodies or something like that would be perfect!

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  14. What a great idea! Love the fabrics you chose :)

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  15. Lovely fabric basket- the fabrics are wonderful and it will last for years- far better than flowers- hope she gets well soon.

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  16. Great basket! Thanks for the link too...I could see me ending up making one of these. Thanks for linking to TGIFF.

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  17. what a wonderful and thoughtful gift! and I think your teen would love to have one too!

    Thanks so much for showing this off at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  18. Very pretty basket. This is a very thoughtful gift. I have made lots of fabric baskets for gifts. Yours is different I will have to check it out.

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  19. What a nice and lovely gift to your mom. Thank for sharing! I came from We did it wednesday linky. Have a nice week end
    Ally

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  20. That's a brillant idea and I love your basket. Hope your mum has a smooth recovery.

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  21. Thanks for sharing. What a great idea! Love it!

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  22. this is adorable and what a great idea to use it for her gift ! Both practical ( what's inside ) and a keepsake ! :)

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  23. What a terrific idea !!
    Visiting from Sew Many Ways.
    Rose

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  24. What a great gift! She'll be able to take the fabric basket home with her and use it for something else.

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  25. Beautiful basket! Lovely fabrics!
    Hope you’re having a great weekend:)
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  26. that is a wonderful idea! I bet she loved it

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  27. How thoughtful of you to make that! I love how it turned out and I am sure your mom just loves it! :)

    Thank you for linking up to Fabric Frenzy Friday!
    -Lindsey
    Fabric Frenzy Friday

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  28. Love! Ive been wanting to make a few of those, myself. Yours turned out just darling!

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  29. I like this! I don't do any "3D sewing" so I really appreciate it when others do!

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  30. So cute, great idea for you mom.

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  31. I loved these the first time I saw them and am now so glad they are linked under our crafty theme at Tuesday Archives!! YAH!!!

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