Music Lover’s Gift Basket


I love making a gift basket for the silent auction at the Arts and Crafts Mission Market at my church every November, which this year will benefit the Downtown Daycare Center here in Wichita, KS. This time I decided on a music theme.

  • First, I made an embroidered pillow and a music-note-fabric half apron with fabric flower a-la-mode. (Click here for the apron tutorial from Jona of Stop Staring & Start Sewing).
  • Next, I added a framed music saying (which you can get here for FREE from the lovelyn Darilyn of TheHighNotedotNet) and a package of vintage music Christmas tree confetti from Darilyn’s Etsy shop.
  • I finished if off with a blank journal and coffee cup cozy for idea-gathering and a small vintage hymnal.

Click here for gift baskets from the past few years. It’s my secret ambition to go into the gift basket business someday! (Dave, you didn’t see that, right???)  ♥


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    • Thank you, Anna! I’ve never used machine embroidery . . . but I’d like to try it sometime! I do love to hand embroider. My grandmother taught me when I was around 10 years old . . . and it’s SO relaxing! 🙂

    • Thank you for the encouragement, Sharon! And would you believe that I embroidered that pillow front over TWO years ago and just now got around to making it into a pillow? But the timing was perfect for this project! 🙂

    • You’re very welcome, Darilyn! And thank YOU for the inspiring items to add to my gift basket! P.S. I gave some packages of your vintage tree confetti to my cousins who came for a visit this past weekend, too, and they loved them! They’re all very crafty, so it will be fun to see how they use them! 🙂

  1. You would be the perfect person to create gift baskets. You are very talented, and have great taste, which in our experience, is a fairly unusual combo!

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