Here is a cute hand made cookie basket I sewed as a gift for my neighbour, to serve the cookies during this festival season.With the little scrap of fabric you have, you can sew them in to any size you want. I had a felt piece of 8 1/2 inches in width so I had to sew according to this measurment. This turned out to be an ideal size and can use not only for cookies,but for several other stuffs like bread ,buns etc.
The bottom felt has to be a little bit thicker than the side boarders.I have done scallops for the edges,if you like there is an option to sew beautiful scalloped 1/2 inch lace around the edges.
I am pretty sure she is going to love this gift.