Clearly I'm still really digging my Spring Palette picks since I was drawn to the same colors whilst picking out fabrics for my kids new Easter Baskets, thus inspiring our latest home page gallery for this week!
Since spring break coincides with Easter this year it recently dawned on me that I'd have to take our baskets with us on our trip. And if I'm going to stick to my goal of never checking luggage, then the wicker ones we've used over the years just won't do. I needed some baskets that I could fold up and tuck in my suitcase. Luckily, I work at a fabric shop!
I just love how they turned out! I found this free pattern and tutorial from Owen's Olivia. Instead of using interfacing between the exterior and interior cottons, I opted for a great Ticking Stripe for the inner fabric.
As you can see it was enough to give the baskets the needed stability. For the bottom, I chose a nice Duck Canvas. These are sturdy enough to hold the hoard of candy on Easter morning but flexible enough to fold up nicely in my suitcase.
Here's a close up of Aidan's basket. Of course I had to wait until after the kids were in bed to edit these photos with the eggs in them. I'd have some explaining to do if they saw I had them before the bunny pays us a visit...
And here's a look at Annie's. Both feature a little of Sarah Jane's Wee Wander which ties them into a nice pair, I think!
If you take a peek at the tutorial, you'll see that I opted to have the outer fabric pieced. When I first looked at the photo, I didn't realize that the baskets are nested together.
I really liked the pieced look, so I opted to modify the baskets since I'd already picked out my coordinating fabrics. And, my kids are still of the opinion that more is always more, so I went with it. Now I just need to figure out how to get all the candy through security! I hope you'll give the project a try, and be sure to share your photos in our shop. Happy Easter!