Teddy in a Gift Basket New To Teddy In A Bag:
I have some lovely teddies holding red roses and I felt that they needed a special basket to sit in, so I am making them special Gift Baskets.
So far there is a Christmas colours gift basket and a Shades of turquoise gift basket and more to come.
The gift baskets have a crochet cover in pretty colours, with a shell-edged finish in white, which looks like snow on a roof edge.
Inside the baskets are soft cotton fabric cushions and a lovely, soft bolster to support the teddy in comfort :).
These are bigger teddies than usual, measuring 20cms x 19cms when seated, and they fit just right in the baskets.
However, when the teddies are taken out to play with, the baskets can be used to keep other items on the padded interior – perhaps jewellery or other toys, or keepsakes.
Or, remove the ‘teddy seating area’ and the baskets become very nice storage baskets for larger toys and keepsakes.
As you can tell, I’m very pleased with these teddies in gift baskets and they will be appearing at markets and fairs between now and Christmas.
However… you may like this idea and want to make a gift basket yourself. And to help, I have written a free pattern/tutorial on how to make your own special gift basket.
You can find it either on our crafts blog, Elephant Sun Dog on this page:
Decorative Gift Basket – Free Crochet and Sewing Pattern.
Or you can download a pdf copy of the pattern for free from my pattern shop on Ravelry on this page:
Decorative Gift Basket by Silvi Veale
And you never know, I might just have started a whole new idea for upcoming Christmas gifts which you can all join in with 🙂
And it would be great to see you soon at our upcoming fairs and markets with more Teddy Bags.