my cousin is having a baby girl, and we had a sweet little family baby shower recently. i suspected she’d be the type of gal i am – not afraid of a little pink, but wanting it to be balanced out by other colors, not too prissy. and my friend Anna had recently sent me her new divided basket pattern, which i was excited to try out at the first opportunity. this was the result:
i loooooove this pattern! it looks way more complicated than it actually is. when i first saw it, i thought it must have all sorts of crazy stuff in there to make it hold its shape, that it might take forever to sew, etc., but Gail assured me that was not the case. she’s right – it’s totally simple and quick (check out the two she made).
my main fabric is droplets in ivory by tula pink (hushabye collection). it’s been in my stash since 2009; i’d always planned pajama pants for Em but I love it as a basket, and figured it’d go with a lot of room decor possibilities. the pink binding and handles are batiste, and the lining is denyse schmidt for joann.
the divider sews in with a method i’d never used before, and would never have figured out on my own, but it was easy. and man it’s a cute and practical little basket when it’s done.
yeah so i basically finished this and wanted to make another one immediately (though i haven’t had time yet). i just keep looking around my house noticing where a divided basket (in different fabrics) might nestle in and manage all the loose STUFF we have.
and for a baby gift, it’s perfect – diapers, some lap pads, some washcloths, some disposable pads for the diaper bag…all fit in quite nicely.
i like going part-homemade, part store bought. less pressure.
and there ya have it – everyone should make a divided basket (or five)!
happy Easter, all! i didn’t make Em a new dress because she has millions. i might still make a little bow tie or something for O but we’ll see. if i do, i’ll be sure to show you. 😉