Monday, December 8th, 2008

Handmade Gift Ideas :: Market Basket

Actually, the market basket part of the project is still a wip but I’ve come up with the idea and that’s the hard part.  Actually putting it together probably won’t take that long.  I picked up the basket at the craft store and plan to make a simple lining for it with some cute fabric.  Meanwhile, I have put together enough play food to outfit the basket for Christmas.  I was looking at play food again over the weekend and came very close to buying it but I pushed hard over the weekend and got a lot done.  I stitched most of them by hand.  There’s something really relaxing about this kind of project.  I cut out all the pieces free hand and worked on them at night in front of the tube.  No fuss no muss.  

The items are random and way out of proportion but I’m happy with how it turned out.  There’s corn, and orange, a fried egg.  There’s a cupcake buried somewhere in there too.  I think my faves are the baguette (or rye?) and the sandwich.  

I should have taken pictures today when the light was good but I’m trying to keep the whole operation under wraps and I used nap time to make the sandwich.  Maybe tomorrow I’ll try to shoot the cupcake.  It’s pretty cute.  

I have just one more picture I took today while we were making dinner.  You take your eyes off that kid for one second and…

The girl has never met a cheese she didn’t like.


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