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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Spring Sewing

I haven't posted a lot in the past few days because as you are well aware, Easter is coming. While we no longer celebrate Easter in the religious sense, we do like to give gifts to the children to celebrate spring, and you know I just can't ever leave well enough alone... a store-bought basket full of Chinese-made stuffed animals is not going to cut it in our house.

So this year I am making gifts for the kids' baskets. First I made stuffed fabric eggs, using the free pattern from Retro Mama. You still have time to make this project - they're a total breeze to make, and they turn out just adorable. I am actually making a video to show you guys how to make them turn out perfect every time, but the evil robot in my computer ate the edited version and I haven't had a chance to redo it. I still need to slip-stitch the opening where they were stuffed, but once I do I'll share a picture of our egg-ful bounty. I made six for each kid, which is twenty-four total, and altogether, they took maybe 45 minutes. The cutting out took the longest. You'll see what I mean when I post photos (tomorrow, I promise.)

Then I made each kid a stuffed bunny out of cream colored polar fleece. I based it on a pattern I found online, and I'm working on a tutorial for you all. The bunnies take, literally, about ten minutes from the time you cut them out till you stitch up the bum. You will love this little guy, and I swear I'll put pictures up tomorrow.

Have you been creative this season? What are you working on? Do share! :o)

1 comment:

Elizabeth Gallo said...

Thanks for the inspiration! I'm going to try a bunny tomorrow. I've never really tried sewing, so it is a maiden voyage.

I do, however, bake a lamb cake every Easter -- I'm going to do it Friday night, I think, when hubby is home!

Then... on to the garden!