Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter Crafting

Easter basket goodies for Reece
Easter basket goodies for the little one that joins us two days a week to homeschool
The two baskets wrapped and all ready to give
There has been a little bit of secret making around here in preparation for Easter this weekend. We are not big on the commercial side of holidays so we tend to keep things simple. This year we are going to send Reece on a little adventure to find his Easter basket. We will start with a clue under his plate at breakfast and then lead him around the yard for the next few clues, ending up at this Easter basket. Along the way there will be a few homemade chocolates and some small gifts...bubbles, sidewalk chalk and some walking blocks that Justin made.

I crafted a few things for his Easter basket...a needle felted bunny, some fabric flower magnets, and a little Easter gnome for the nature table. I also added some stickers and a few pencils. His little friend who joins us to homeschool two days a week was given a little basket when she left yesterday. In it a little bunting, an Easter gnome, a fabric flower magnet, some pencils and stickers. I sewed up the baskets using this wonderful tutorial.

I have to admit I had fun creating these little baskets, I sure hope they like them.

32 comments:

  1. Oh! You made the flowers! They look lovely! I never thought of making magnets out of them, what a great idea!

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    1. I'll be making 2 of those little baskets for my babies tonight for their Easter loot! Thanks for the link!

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    2. I did make the flowers, so fun! The is great to hear, have fun making them, super easy to sew up.

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  2. Lovely baskets of goodies, and I really like your bee fabric. Happy Easter to you all.

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    1. Thank you. The bee fabric is fantastic, I saw it a few weeks ago, but didn't buy and when I decided to make the baskets I knew I had to go back and get it.

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  3. What a great idea making those baskets! I always wonder last minute what I will put the goodies into. I too, am sewing something for the boys but have yet to finish so it will be a busy night for me this evening! Thanks for linking the tutorials as well. I must try them both! ;)

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    1. Thanks, I love those little baskets, I can see me making more of them. Hope your night isn't too busy, have fun with the making.

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  4. Lovely little baskets. The tiny bunting banner is adorable and I just adore that bee fabric. Two lucky children. Have a blessed Easter. Be well,.

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  5. I love the bee baskets, super cute Kim. I miss doing Easter baskets.
    Have a beautiful weekend and Happy Easter.

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  6. Those are great ideas, and they turned out so cute!
    Wishing you a very Happy Easter!

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    1. Thank you, I had fun making it all. Happy Easter to you too!

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  7. I LOVE those baskets! We too *try* to keep it simple for Easter. Some chocolate and dye-free candy (that's important for my littles in what seems to be an unending sea of dye candy coming their way from other sources for any holiday!)

    We've done the traditional bubbles and chalk too -- which they always look forward to. One year we splurged on Crocs in their baskets because they were needed, now that seems like a tradition too. But the good news is that it is the perfect time of year for them to get them!

    Easter blessings to you!
    Claudine

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    1. Awe, thanks! I remember as a kid we always got a new swimsuit for Easter, sort of like the Crocs, needed this time of year and makes a perfect little gift :)

      Happy Easter to you too!

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  8. What wonderful baskets :-) I love handmade thoughtful easter goodness. its what we are striving for. Might have to follow that basket link!

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    1. Thank you! We love handmade any time of the the year :) Have fun with the basket if you make it.

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  9. Happy Easter Kim - these gifts look perfect.
    We too are keeping the commercial chocolate to a minimal. That was the way when l was a child, and my mother would often give me a book for Easter as well. Walking through the shops Thursday night, it was like the whole world had gone mad!

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    1. Thank you Chrisy, same to you!

      Haha, I know, the stores will do anything to make money during a holiday. We stay away :)

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  10. Sweet, Cute, Darling! Nice going mama!
    I still have to make my baskets today. The Easter Bunny is running a little late.

    XO

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    1. Thanks Cory. I hope the Easter Bunny catches up :) xo

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  11. Oh you're so kind, that's lovely! I hope Reece enjoyed. Well in fact, I'm pretty sure he did!

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    1. Thank you! He hasn't got it yet, tomorrow, but I have no doubt he will enjoy it.

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  12. Kim, your talent never ceases to amaze me! What lovely baskets and goodies for inside! Thank you so much for creating some sweet gnomes for my girls. They were so beyond excited to find new gnomes in their baskets this morning and knew right away that they had to come from you! "She's really talented, Mama! I'm so glad she makes us gnomes!" said Grace! I couldn't agree more! Happy Easter, dear friend! xo

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    1. Awe, Shel you are too kind. Thank you. You are so very welcome, I love working with you to create little things for your lovely girls. I am so happy they liked them, and that is so sweet of Grace to say.

      Hope you guys had a wonderful day. xo

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    2. We had an absolutely fabulous Easter! It was quiet and lovely and really very perfect. Getting to have your gnomes in their baskets really was the cherry on top of the sundae! xo

      http://ouronesweetfamily.blogspot.com/2014/04/on-easter-sunday.html

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  13. we tend to create little gifts to give each other to my sister and step mom. I love receiving their little creations as well. Hope you had a wonderful Easter!

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    1. We did, thanks Karen. I love receiving handmade gifts too :)

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  14. Kim, you really are AMAZING! xxoo

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  15. I'm sorry I haven't been around here for a while. I saw this post on the weekend and commented from my mobile phone, but realized right away it hadn't worked.
    Your baskets turned out so sweet! I love the fabric you chose and the gifts to put in them. It makes me so happy that you could use my little tutorial to make something. Thanks so much for sharing! xx

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    1. Awe, thanks for stopping by Sylvia :) Your tutorial was awesome and I know of a few other mamas who used it as well. Thank you for sharing. xo

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