For those of you that remember when this blog featured things other than a gazillion pictures of my kid, I present to you today: a homemade bunny Easter basket. (don’t worry, there are also a gazillion pictures of my kid in this post.)
(only a month late)
I’ve been pinning like crazy, and actually had a minute to stitch up a little something special for my girl’s first Easter. The original idea came from here, but I followed the basket tutorial here. The pink fabric is actually linen that I recycled from an old dress my SIL no longer wore (yay for upcycling!). I first embroidered the bunny face on the linen, then followed the basket tutorial, with the exception that I started with a 15″ square of each fabric instead of the patchwork suggested in the basket tutorial. I managed to use only supplied I already had on hand, but wish I would have used stiffer batting/interfacing in the basket… it’s a little flimsy.
We filled the basket with two books and a bath sponge toy, and also gifted the baby a Melissa & Doug picnic basket. I’m a big fan of well-made battery less toys, and the Melissa & Doug brand seems to frequently satisfy those requirements.
In other crafting news, I also stitched up a little Easter dress and headband for my little one. I used this tutorial. It’s the second peasant dress I’ve made for Lil (she wore a long-sleeved version for Valentine’s day), and it’s really quick and easy. Perfect for this mama, who recently finds herself with few moments alone to sew.
Our Easter was low-key. We had just returned from visiting Jason’s family in Philly, and Lil and I were getting over colds and pinkeye, so we decided to lay low for the weekend. We went to church, where Lil waved at other members of the congregation. (the week before, she waited until we were up front for communion and then leaned over me to wave at everyone. crack me up!) And then we hung out at home for the rest of the afternoon, enjoying the sunshine and relatively warm temperatures. Jason made a beer can chicken on the grill.
(and now for entirely too many photos of my baby)
(love this picture of her smiling at her daddy)
(of course I needed to include the eating things photo)
(I love this little face.)