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!