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Showing posts from April, 2011

Easter Festivities

We started on Friday with a massive Easter Egg hunt on the campus of the college Brendan works for. There were hundreds of kids there. Since Anna and Ellery were in different age groups, we divided and conquered. I took Ellery, so these are the only pictures I got.

She had fun, even though all the eggs were gone in about two minutes.

Afterwards, we went out to dinner. We gave Samuel a lemon after he had tried just about everything else on the table.

He kept licking it, even with sour faces like these.

Saturday we dyed eggs.

I was so busy decorating eggs and trying to keep the cups of dye upright, that this is the only picture I took.

This morning, Anna and Samuel were both up and ready to go at 7am. Ellery, however, was determined to sleep in. At 8:30 we finally gave in to Anna's pleading and woke Ellery up. Christmas was much the same. I have a feeling its going to be the same every holiday in our family.

(Where could that last egg be?)

Easter Crafting

I think every single year I swear I am not going to make Easter dresses. Then I do anyway. Just part of the Easter tradition, I guess. At least until the girls get old enough to start complaining.

It all started innocently enough. A friend said on Facebook she was thinking about making her girls pinafores and white dresses. I am a sucker for white cotton eyelet lace. So very girly and old-fashioned and sweet. Well, I started obsessing. Next thing you know, I'm headed to the crafty store.

I love the fabric I found for the sashes. Perfect.

And I saw this post and was determined to make cardigans.

It's pretty much amazing that these are done. I finished the second cardigan yesterday afternoon and the second dress at about 10:30 last night. If it hadn't been for my quilt guild's sewing night, I don't think I would have been able to. I get so much more done when I'm not being interrupted every ten minutes.

The details-
More info on Ellery's cardigan here.

Fun with Friends and Family

(Anna's piranha face)

Whew, that was a lot of pictures.

Birthday Presents

Alright, it finally is, Sam's handmade birthday presents.

1. Button-eyed Croc

Pattern from the book Toys to Sew by Claire Garland. I made one of these years ago as a gift and I've been meaning to make another one ever since. It has minky and flannel patches and a jingle bell cat toy inside for extra fun. Sam seems to like it.

2. Birthday Boy Outfit

Simple Appliqued Onsie and pants made up as I went along. I wish I had made them up a little roomier- he's going to grow out of them pretty quickly. Oh well, they're dang cute for now.

I've got to get all the handmade gifts I can in now before they start complaining about them.

Has it really already been a year?

One year ago-


Details tomorrow (probably) on what I made him for his birthday.