I really do love Easter. When I was small my Easter basket was HUGE and my grandmother would fill it so full that I could barely lift it.
Every year now I always have so many Easter crafts I want to get done and I never seem to have enough time to finish them all. I have been working fast and furious on a few still.
Yesterday I made refillable felt eggs, tutorial here . I think hers must be stuffed in her photos. I tried experimenting with making them larger (the yellow and the blue ones) so that it would be easier for Jack to get the candy out, but it does make them less egg shaped.
It hardly matters though. They are cute and they will do the job. And Jack will like them. I want to try and squeeze in one more so I have half a dozen, but I will warn you, they are slow going.
At nearly the last minute Jack told me he wanted a stuffed rabbit this year. (Well, he actually said he wants to fill up his whole bed with stuffed animals. LOL)
So I've been working on this one after he goes to bed at night.
He is cute as can be, but underneath that ribbon is a serial killer mess of a neck! The pattern has you hand sew the head on, and if I were going to do it again I would alter it so I could machine sew the head on. (The colors are not great since it is rainy today, but I had to sneak to take the pictures so the rabbit will be a surprise on Sunday.)
This years visit with the Easter bunny went a little smoother than last year. (We had an almighty tantrum last year because the Easter bunny was hours late.) It did take about 10 photos to get one with Jack's eyes open though!
Over at Eileen's place everyone has been showing themselves in their Easter dresses and I happened to have a photo of a wee me that I keep on my bulletin board.
Someone somewhere mentioned finding an old dress pattern that seemed obscenely short for a little girl and I am obviously a testament to the super short dress fashion of the day! (I think I am 3 there. Ok, I went and looked, it says Sarah, 2 years, 1977. I must have been the world's biggest two year old. LOL I kept wondering why my face looked so much rounder than Jack's does, but I was still a babyeeeeeeeeeee.)
Before I go I have to tell you one more thing. Yesterday I was cooking dinner when it seemed like Jack had been way too quiet. I went in the sewing room to discover that little stinker had gotten out my little screwdriver and he took apart my sewing machine!
I nearly had a heart attack. And then I had to try not to laugh. I am proud of his curiosity, but not my sewing machine please!