Friday, March 15, 2013

Flower Basket

Flower Basket - Today's challenge at Alphabet challenge Blog is to use something that  is "coveted." 
I had a panic attack at the mere thought of using some of my most treasured stash. So I realized that I would need to make something that was worthy of my treasure.

This sweet little basket actually uses 3 of my most coveted items; the papers from MME, Madison Avenue, extra soft tulle from SU, and sparkly buttons.

My treasured basket is for someone who I treasure even more then the coveted supplies; the little bun in the oven of my DIL. We are finally having a granddaughter !!!!! She is due to make her arrival in July and this is my gift for the shower that is on Sunday.

My son and DIL live in Alaska and her shower is here in Oklahoma, so I need something small that Amanda (DIL) could easily put in her suitcase. So I thought a gift card would be nice and a dainty little headband and sandal set.

The basket is a very simple little thing to make. You can find a tutorial here.

I used that MME coveted paper and inked with  Frayed Burlap (I think, but am not sure.)

I watched a tutorial by Dawn to see how to make the headband and after seeing adorable baby sandals at a craft fair, I adapted it for the sandals. 

The sandel is modeled here by my 3 year old grandson. It is tight enough to go on a newborn, but they do stretch really well, so she will be able to wear them for a long while.

I hope Amanda will like my set and that you will join us at Alphabet Challenge Blog and show us you coveted craft items.

Craft Your Passion Challenges #153 2 colors only - pink and brown
Craft-Room Challenge - gift
Crafts and Me Challenges #124 Ribbons and Lace
Divas By Design Challenge Use pink
Craft us Crazy #39 Anything but a card
Fairytale-Challenge Blog #63 Photo Inspired - I was inspired by the basket and pinks
Stampin for the WeekEnd #30 Child's Play
Fussy and Fancy Challenge # flowers


  1. What a lovely idea, a perfect gift for your DIL and bump..and super special use for your most treasured stash ! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Carfct-Room..Esther xx

  2. Congratulations! Yours is a lovely welcoming gift for a very special new person. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  3. What a stunning gift and an extra special use for an extra special person :-)

    Thanks for joining us over at Fussy and Fancy for our flowers challenge - good luck!

    xx Sazzle xx

  4. What a great basket :)

    Thank you so much for joining us at Fussy and Fancy this time

    Hugs from Beate

  5. This is a lovely gift set. The basket is beautiful and the headband and sandals are so sweet. Your grand-daughter will be the Belle of the Ball :)Thanks for joining our 2 Colour Challenge at Craft your Passion. I hope we see you again soon.

  6. What a lovely gift, beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing at Craft-Room Challenge, good luck;-))m

  7. This project is absolutely stunning, Mari! Love, love, love the basket and the sandals. How cute! I'm sure Amanda will love them, and baby bump when she's older. Congrats to you and your family! So exciting. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Stampin' for the Weekend. Hope you have a fabulous day!

    Big hugs!

    - Jenn DT

  8. Absolutely gorgeous way to give your beautiful gift.I'm sure your DIL will be delighted.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  9. just love these tulle flowers/ rosettes :-) thanks for sharing with us at the Craft Room challenge, Debi x

  10. Absolutely gorgeous Mari! love it! hugs x

  11. Beautiful and gorgeous project! Thank you for sharing with us at the Craft Room "me to you" challenge this fortnight! Suzanne xoxo

  12. Oh, what a great idea and a fabulous gift! I absolutely love these, and those flowers are so gorgeous! I was lucky enough to become a nanna last year to a little grandson, and what a lovely feeling it is. Thanks for joining in with our "A Gift From Me To You" challenge at the Craft-Room.

    Maria x

  13. Gorgeous creation! Thank you so much for entering it in our challenge at Stampin for the weekend and good luck!