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Topic: Extra special birthday picnic basket full of goodies  (Read 1205 times)
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« on: June 24, 2017 05:44:17 PM »

I've been working on this for 2 months for my little girl's 10th bday. We have a tradition handed down from my mom's side that each year is a just simple celebration with only family, a favourite dinner, and one simple but very nice gift. For ages 5, 10 & 15 friends can be invited for a bigger celebration and the nice family gift is a big one. We had a fancy dress tea party and did some fun crafting and I gave my daughter this "secret" that she's seen me working on every day.

The top fabric is a picnic blanket, inside there are 2 cloth napkins that match the lining I sewed for the basket.


When I went to the fabric store for gingham they had FOUR kinds! So of course I bought some of each, ha ha!


Inside the basket are so many sorts of food.


I have been posting them as I made them:
Salad, bacon and eggs. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452487.msg5447503#msg5447503
Burgers. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452543.msg5448494#msg5448494
Garden veggies. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452566.msg5449063#msg5449063
Pizza. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452580.msg5449297#msg5449297
Berries, broccoli and more. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452617.msg5450433#msg5450433
And finally these 2 pieces of bread I've been working on for ages. The "recipe" calls for 3 slices stitched together but I opted for 2 slices per piece because each one takes at least an hour so 6 of them would have been WAY TOO LONG!


She loved it all, we had such a nice time. Here's the party snack table, all the mamas sat around chatting while the kids played, it was lovely Smiley.
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« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2017 06:53:09 PM »

WOW! All your hard work yielded an amazing gift! Congratulations to you AND the recipient!

I also think your family tradition sounds just right.
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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2017 12:29:01 AM »

What a wonderful gift!
I bet your daughter loves it.
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What a great tradition, and fabulous gift!
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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2017 05:43:32 AM »

Thanks all Smiley.
She brought me a sandwich in bed early this morning. She'd been playing with the food from the moment she woke up, pretty sure she likes this present.

And yes, I am crocheting at first light. Trying to figure out that vertical ribbed cupcake wrapper pattern that's so far totally stymied me. I'll get it!
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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2017 11:51:18 AM »

That is just so awesome!  Love it!!!
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« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2017 08:54:46 PM »

Awesome gift! I would have loved it as a child!
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« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2017 04:56:16 AM »

Thanks guys Smiley. I'm nearly finished that cupcake I was struggling with, I figured it out. Turns out front post does not mean the same thing as front loop, duh! LOL Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2017 09:09:55 AM »

What an amazing gift!!!  Happy Bday to your daughter CLM!!!  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2017 11:12:27 AM »

Aw, thanks. I'll tell her you send your wishes. Her actual day is tomorrow but a weekend party seemed more reasonable. I'm making her a special dinner on the night of, NOT out of crochet, lol.
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