Oh my-were these two baskets fun to make!!! What I love the most?! The fact that they actually coordinate with the little girl and guy’s rooms! Natalie has new bedding with a medium pink ric rac and Will’s bedding has a similar plaid! Also, I loved that mommy Karen had ideas of her own to add to the liners-she loves hydrangeas, so we had Natalie’s bunny holding a large hydrangea on her liner and she wanted William’s bunny to hold a basket! I love it! I also love that both baskets obviously go together-the ric rac-one in pink and one in navy, pulls it all together!

Natalie’s outer liner is done in a soft white muslin fabric and shows off a girlie bunny holding a huge hydrangea flower as she is sitting amidst lots of other flower hand embroidered in silk ribbon. There are also a few eggs hiding among the flowers! Natalie’s name is done in a wrapped dotted stitch of a lighter pink and a darker pink in a Harrington font. Funny, this font just makes me think of Peter Rabbit and his escapades-then I noticed that a Peter Rabbit book we had actually has the same font!  Natalie’s inner liner is a gorgeous thicker woven fabric of a Tiffany blue. Mommy wanted a bit of the pink on the inner liner so I added some medium pink flowers done in a lazy daisy stitch with a lighter pink french knot center and some darker pink french knots in between. LOVE it! And, I loved using the wider Tiffany blue satin ribbon ties for the sides. They really went perfectly!

As for William’s liner, his bunny is sitting amidst eggs and carrots and holding a little basket full of more carrots! His eggs coordinate with the navy, green and yellow of his inner liner and his name is done in a navy dotted wrapped stitch in the Harrington font also. Will’s bunny and name are framed in a navy ric rac and he has adorable green buttons with navy cording to hold the liner in place. I love this little basket and liner-it will be perfect for Will for many more egg hunting years to come!

Thanks so much to Karen for all of your great ideas and helping me make these baskets even more perfect for your little ones. And especially for wanting me to make them even though we couldn’t make the Easter deadline for this year.

The perfect Easter basket is a great gift anytime-for new Mommie’s, for that little niece or nephew?! For your own custom heirloom basket e-mail me at shannon@coffeycreationsforkids.com or convo me at my Etsy shop!