So we’re already more than half-way through April?
So I haven’t posted ALL MONTH?!
That wasn’t an April Fool’s joke … it just happens that life was really wonderfully full with SPRING cleaning my house, throwing a most fabulous APRIL shower for my expecting Seester and then catching up on lots of FUN sewing.
All things that I can’t wait to share with you!
I know that Easter is quickly sneaking up on us. I’m really trying to set aside time each day to re-focus my heart on this most holy week and not let it slip by without the importance it demands. I’m thankful for several great online sources to help “keep my heart in tune.” I’m especially loving the lock screen scripture images from #shereadstruth. It’s helping not only read His words, but hide them in my heart.
I’ve been doing a little crafting inspired by my “Ideas for Easter” Pinterest board.
It might be a little late to share these, but honestly, both of these projects are QUICK. Like … if you can find an hour between now and Sunday, you might be able to whip up a few in time for Easter day giving.
Felt Bunny Bags
I think these are just adorable. Super quick … but very SMALL. I made (4) for several sweet littles in my life and over-estimated what I could stuff inside. They are the perfect size for the individual packs of jelly beans, Cadbury eggs, etc. Free Tutorial by Mer Mag.
I’m also including “The Jellybean Prayer” for the older littles … along with some jelly beans of course. I give these out to my Sunday School kiddos too.
Embroidered Linen Bunny/Chick Bags
I spotted this sweet tutorial by Amy of Nana Company and knew I needed to whip up a couple of these little bags. I started with two, one bunny and one chick, but quickly decided I needed at least four. I could see these multiplying … like rabbits!
I mean seriously, each one takes just a few minutes to stitch up and the sewing is a snap.
I modified my bags by creating a liner as well. Layer your linen exterior and fabric interior, wrong sides together and then follow the tutorial instructions for attaching the binding and then stitching the side/bottom closed. I serged my interior raw edges for more of a finished look. I also added a little bit of natural twill tape for a more permanent tie closure.
I then added some ‘grown up’ treats … like the mini size of my favorite chocolate bar + washi tape.
I can’t wait to give them out.
Thanks so much for your sweet patience with me and my very irregular blogging schedule. I clearly don’t do it for the money as inconsistent posting is NOT the way to make money on your blog. I try to only blog when I’m feeling inspired to share and never out of an obligation.