I did a bit of organizing in the sewing room and it occurred to me that i really needed something to hold my ipod and phone chargers. i thought that the Pink Penguin basket might do the trick. i made this on a weekend morning--it was a great quick project. instead of fusible fleece i used cotton batting. the fabrics i used were from It's a Hoot, Echo, Ruby Star Rising, and a purple solid. i chose my fabrics based on the colors in the viewmaster fabric. the only alteration i made to the pattern was to cut squares out of the corners instead of sewing triangles and then cutting them off. oh and i also machine stitched the opening in the lining instead of hand-sewing because i was feeling lazy.
the basket works great, but i do wish it were just a little bigger. it would make a great last-minute gift--i highly recommend the tutorial.