Today I made two of these.
Forgive me the crap photos it's late!
If you saw the pouches I made yesterday you could be forgiven for thinking that I'm establishing some sort of hand make Ark, and am making two of everything to put in it. The reality is just like yesterday I made one of these for a swap and one for a friend for Christmas. In Bee a Brit Stingy we decided to do a Secret Santa. We all have to make a fabric basket as per the fab Pink Penguin Tutorial and add to this scraps and goodies. As we're a stingy group (in the nicest possible way you understand!) we have to be frugal and inventive in what we include. The idea of a mini fabric hamper was so inspired I just had to make one for a friend too.
Excuse the puffy lining. I still haven't sewn up the turn through gap.
I tried out two different fancy stitches to add some detailing to the handle. You probably can't tell very well from the pictures, but one has joined stars, the other snow flakes. I was sort of going for a red/aqua theme which always seems Christmassy to me. It ended up more pink, red and aqua because I'm not exactly blessed with a lot of red fabric. I think it's nodding to Christmas without being so Christmassy you'd need to put it away the rest of the year. If my Bee a Brit Stingy partner doesn't seem keen I'll have two Christmas presents sorted!