All About Easter is here! I am super excited for all of my amazing guests the next two weeks. You will find a little bit of everything and hope it helps you get all ready for the upcoming holiday! I would love it if you want to advertise All About Easter by grabbing a button and putting on your blog...post about it, tweet about it..the more visitors, the better!:)
I cannot tell you how much I enjoy making Easter baskets! Crazy, crazy, I know, but more than saving money, I love personalizing my kids baskets. Here are a few I have made in years past:
This year, I was flipping through Chasing Fireflies and saw this cute thing:
So sweet and so simple that of course I thought, "I won't pay $28 for it, I will make it for under $5!"
And that is just what I did.
I realize mine is not exactly the same. They used 6-8 panels vs. my 4, but either way..I am loving how it turned out! And of course, this one will be for my little girl, so I had to put a little bow on it!
Is it not the sweetest thing? Check out a few of the details:
I made the tail out of a yarn pom pom, embroidered the face on, and gave the top and ears a cute little blanket stitch.
My girl barely let me finish sewing it before she ripped it out of my hands. I guess she likes it!:)
Do you want to make one?
Here are is a quick pattern for the main body and ears. (click and then right click to save)
A few tips:
*I actually used the same idea as my TOM THE TURKEY pattern for the base of the basket. Download those instructions here.
*The circle of felt on the bottom I used was a nut jar lid.
*I actually lined the inside with fleece, so I sewed 2 bases and placed the fleece on the inside so there were no visible seams.
*Once you have both the outside and inside together, simply fold in the top, pin and sew around it. Trim any edges close to the thread line.
*Once the base is done, I sewed the ears on, and sewed a strap..1 1/2 inches wide by about 10 inches long (make yours as big or small as you want!) Then simply pin it on and sew.
* I sewed the blanket stitch next. Learn how to do a blanket stitch here.
*Embroider your face. Sew on a small felt nose.
*Make a yarn pom pom for the tail. Learn how to make a yarn pom pom here. Sew it on the back.
*YOU are done. Now embellish it to suit your child!
My boys baskets are not done yet, but they have requested something much different than a bunny! I will be using the same base and making a hedgehog and a cardinal (one of my boys is obsessed with red!) unless of course they change their mind AGAIN!:) I'll let you see the finished product when they are done!
Thanks for stopping by today! You won't want to miss tomorrow's guest. There will be a fun freebie involved!
Don't forget to enter this weeks giveaways. There are some really fun things to put in your Easter baskets up for grab! Click on each of the images below to see the details of what are in them and to ENTER!