Sometimes, one just needs to play, so today, I did a bit of basket play. I cut out pieces of fabric 5″ square and make a tiny basket. I made the seams 1″ on each side. This one measures finished nearly 3″ across without finishing off the inside seams and about 2.5″ high.
Then I cut off the sides I had sewn and enclosed them in a seam. This then measures only 2″ across and is still 2.5″ high. I pinned the sides down so you could see how it would look with a button. But It is kind of cute with the sides up. I will be making various sizes of these throughout the year to use for gift giving. I can imagine one with home made spa ingredients, one with a recipe and ingredients. These will be fun to think up and give.