Hope you all had a Happy Easter. Somehow the 5 days afforded me lots of time to craft.
Easter dresses, which they immediately spent all day playing in the sand pit in… oh well that’s what they’re for right!
I made them from Japanese Voile, from a vintage pattern and a Japanese children’s book pattern.
The book pattern was even easier than the vintage pattern, even without any English.
I even figured out how to self-line the bodice (not part of the pattern) which helps with Voile as its so light weight. I love the little ruffly sleeves. This really was an amazingly easy pattern.
The vintage pattern was more complicated. The sizing was all off and I ended up winging it a fair bit.
If you look close you’ll see the pattern is a size 18mnth old. I put it on my 18month old and thought uh oh, and then I put it on my 3 year old. It fit the 3 year old – go figure! Although I still ended up making quite a few changes. Needless to say that pattern is not coming out again. (I guess I should have paid attention to the scribbles of ‘do not reorder’ across the top.)
Still, in the end the dresses turned out cute! I thought the bubbly fabric was Eastery and fun.
I cant take the credit for the cute embellishment ideas. I saw on flickr Katie another crafty-mama had done the same thing on a christmas gift. I hope she doesn’t mind! Isn’t imitation the greatest form of flattery or something?
When the girls woke up in the morning I could hear squeels of delight and they both came in hugging their bunnies and munching on the egg. They haven’t put them down all easter. So I’d say they’re a winner.
And having lots of family around gave me a great excuse to bake.
Cupcake Easter Nests
This is a Gluten Free Hazelnut Chocolate Cheesecake (topped with Raspberry Coulis and Easter Eggs). Its to die for. Literally. Its so rich but it will have you going back for more everytime. I can’t wait till we finished it so I dont feel like I put on 3 kilos everytime I eat a slice.
Oh and we made a new addition to our family….
They are the cutest little things. The kids LOVE them.