It is a tradition in our family that every Easter I make my daughter, Coco, a special holiday gift. From the stuffed bunny of her infancy to the still beloved Bag of Beans from a few years ago, the challenge for me lies not only in coming up with something different year after year, but also in making her something fun and cheerful without stepping over the line into saccharin.
While I admittedly have a reputation for getting more excited than the average person about things made entirely in shades of ecru, I do get equally excited about bright pops of color accenting these neutral fields. And so it's no surprise, to me at least, that I decided to make this super simple Easter Basket out of creamy white 100% Wool Felt with a burst of lively stitching around its rim.
I was amazed at how beautifully the thick 5mm Felt stitched together. So soft and pliable, I felt like I was shaping a clay vessel. And even the finished basket looks like a ceramic sculpture... until you touch it and feel just how soft it is!
The grass inside is also wool felt and makes the perfect bed for painted eggs. For these photos, I couldn't resist filling the baskets with subtle Araucana eggs, but I can also happily picture the wee hours of Easter morning when Coco first spots her Felt Easter Basket spilling over with the colorful treats of the day!