easter baskets

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Even though I’m busy with two family birthdays this week, I still felt the urge to sew some little patchwork Easter baskets to send to my friends. Perhaps my main motivation was the fact that I bought too many Easter treats to fit into the little bunny pouches I made earlier. Oh well.

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I also wanted to try a new pattern. I thought this Etsy pattern was really cute, and I only had to tweak it slightly to match what I had in mind.  I didn’t have any fusible fleece, so my first basket was a bit soft and floppy. But after picking up some fleece at the fabric store, the next baskets were more upright (but still soft). I used fabrics and trim I had on hand.

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Rather than sew on bows, I decided to clip a hair bow to the front of the basket (I have a lot of those already made up). It was a fun project, but I think I would have enjoyed it even more if I wasn’t in a time crunch 🙂

 

 

 

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springtime headbands

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With Easter on the way, I’ve been in the mood to create some floral headpieces. I’m also going to have a little egg-dying party, so I thought it would be fun to dress up some bunny ears, so everyone can have a pair.

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Simple floral headbands are relaxing to make–just ribbon-wrap a plain band and hot-glue silk or paper flowers. Even if the flowers haven’t actually bloomed in the garden, you can still look like springtime.

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It’s even easier to create a unique set of rabbit ears. I found these nice fluffy ones at the craft store. I had some floral garland, arranged it to my liking, and glued in place.

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Of course there’s always the classic bow.

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I had a lot of these chiffon rosettes that I made a while ago, and I was happy to find a use for some of them.

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I also had some scraps of lace and pearl, so I decided to try and fashion my own set of ears to attach to a plain band for a different look.

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I picked up some other springtime goodies at the craft store. So far, I’ve just made some little decorations out of them, but I’m tempted to try a bird’s nest headband or one with a row of pastel peeps.

That’s all for now. Happy crafting!