Upcycled for Easter

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EB

So you may have noticed that I haven’t blogged since October.  I’ve changed my mind about blogging about every little I make.   I’ve decided (for now) that I will probably only blog when I feel I have something good and crafty to share with you which is why I am here today.

This Easter Basket took me 30 minutes to make.  It’s pretty darn cute and it’s recycling plastic. Cans will work too.  All you need is a glue gun, some quilt batting (optional) and some material and the possibilities are endless.  You can use ice cream, margarine, yogurt, salad containers, coffee cans etc!!!

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add a big bow on the front or two little bows on the handles and you have yourself a cute little basket!

EB

anyway 😉

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February 2012

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A friend of my daughters, who has the most adorable twin girls that are turning 1 at the end of march, asked me if I would make them tutus for their birthday.  While I was shopping for the material for the tutus, I not too surprisingly, got distracted by so many beautiful, colourful, fun fabrics. Then while browsing through the pattern rack, a pattern for a diaper cover caught my eye. I was picturing the adorable twins in these little diaper covers and that was it.  I was off track. I went back and picked out some of that fun fabric, got home and started sewing. They were pretty fun to make, so much so that I had to force myself to stop. There is so many options with all the awesome fabrics I could’ve just kept sewing more of them but now March is here and it’s time to focus on the tutus.

One more February project…

We had dinner plans with our neighbours. Their daughter Lauren was joining us and I know from experience how bored kids can get while the adults are talking and everyone is waiting for their food so I thought it would be nice if I made her a chalkboard placemat. I added a tie to it so it can be rolled up for easy travel. Lauren got some good use out of it while we waited for our dinner. We played some x’s & o’s and some hangman and she drew us some pretty nice pictures.