Monday, April 25, 2011

Toddler Easter Dress 2011


As I was working in my craft room the Monday before Easter, I came to the realization that I always am sewing for other people or things for the house but actually pretty seldom my own children.  The last time I made anything for Vivian to actually wear, it was for her blessing day which was over a year ago.  So I pulled out some scraps from making Vivian’s bed skirt and made her a little dress (thank goodness little girl dresses use a lot less material than other things).  I love the “butterfly” sleeves on this dress. It made me re-remember that I love  to sew for my children so I’m going to try to do it a little more often.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

“Grassy” Easter Cupcakes

When my friend Jenny asked me to bring some kind of dessert to her Easter dinner this year, I thought I’d keep things simple and bring these cute coconut grass-topped cupcakes.

The best thing about these cupcakes is that my 5-year-old was able to help me with all of the decorating.  I had a super fun time with him putting these together with him.IMG_8147

The strangely ironic thing is that she made the SAME EXACT THING!  I felt totally un-original…besides, what are the chances?  Mine had starburst jelly beans too, which in my opinion are the best kind! It mostly just made me laugh and mine were strawberry flavored while hers were chocolate so it wasn’t a huge deal and both were equally eaten.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Greetings

For Easter this year, we had family photos taken and thought we’d send the wallets to grandmas and grandpas but I thought it would be extra fun to send a homemade card along with them.  This is what I came up with for a fun (and easy) card that is actually super kid friendly. IMG_7952

Just fold a piece of paper in the middle, trace an egg shape.  Then trace the general shape on of the bottom quarter with a green or grassy looking paper and then cut to desired look of grass.  Then using an egg shaped cookie cutter, trace eggs and place in the “grass”.  I love my Martha Stewart Craft butterfly punch so I added that for a little “flight of fancy” look.