When one of my friends has a special celebration I love to find something they really like and create a themed gift basket. I always try to add something handmade. It's fun for me and they are always a huge hit! This past spring a friend of our family's graduated from high school. She started cosmetology school this summer to become an esthetician, so I created a basket with fun skin care products for her. This basket included three wash clothes with a rose applique on each and a hand towel with a three tier ruffle. Check out the pictures below!
|The finished basket.|
|A close-up of the hand towel with ruffles.|
|A close-up of the wash clothes with a rose applique on each.|
A couple of years ago I made a friend a cupcake-themed basket for her wedding shower. She loves to host parties and do lots of baking, so I made a basket liner trimmed with jumbo-sized, pink ric rac. I appliqued it with the initial of her married last name and a cupcake complete with sprinkles (glass beads).
|The cupcake themed basket.|
|A close-up of the appliqued cupcake and initial.|
Don't forget to check out this week's designers with the Glorious Autumn Quilter's Block Party which you can find here.