Handmade Easter Baskets

I just found this amazingly simple tutorial for making you’re own felt Easter Baskets. I made a set for Sissy and Bubba in like 30 minutes, and I’m so excited to have something homemade that we can use for the years to come.

I just used a sheet of children’s craft felt (like you get in the kiddy craft isle at Walmart)

They’re small, but I think they’re just the right size for the amount of treats we give them anyway :) I think the’ll look even better when they’re filled up.

Instead of flowers like in the tutorial, I gave Sissy some butterflies,

and Bubba some palm trees. (Not very Eastery….but maybe he’ll remember the palm branches or something?)

Anyway, just thought I’d share in case anyone else is looking for some quick ways to add a little personality to their holiday traditions.

This might even be a project that I teach my daughter how to do, she just got a children’s sewing machine for her birthday…..Oh let the adventures begin!

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Spring Skirts

Somehow….(I have know idea how I actually ended up with the extra time)…I’ve managed to make Sissy a couple of Spring skirts she can wear this year. I’ve loved the idea of making clothing for her, ever since I realized that girls dresses and skirts can be somewhat short, and not at all appropriate for her age level.

And of course my Sissy is a string bean. Long legged, and skinny, so even the longer skirts look short on her,

….a frustrating fact as she grows older and moves into the “big-girl” section

….She’s leaving behind the modesty of a 5t world to enter the glitzy, glamour of a 6x life.

I swear….(yeah, I accidently do that sometimes too) I’m going to boycott every store that doesn’t offer at least one pair of pants without writing across the rear……(why anyone would want to draw attention the rear-end of a 5 year old is anybodies guess…..)

I’m really not that crazed about it, but seriously….at least to the knees people. They’re our children. Anyway, I got a bit off topic there didn’t I?

…sorry to take up half a page with my ranting, and raving when all you wanted to do was see the adorable photos I took of the skirts I made.

Please forgive me, here you are:

I’m really proud of myself……not to proud, because I made many mistakes along the way, there are lots of crazy stitches and loops popping out everywhere, and hopefully no one can notice them. But I finally feel like I’m on my way to clothing my family, and that is an accomplishment in itself.

Next Project: A Nursing Cover from a free pattern I found here. And since I finally get to work on a project for myself, I splurged on this beautiful fabric (SPLURGE = More then $3 a yard) and I can’t wait to get started…..Oh, I’m so afraid to cut.

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