I always loved Easter as a kid. I couldn’t wait to see what the Easter Bunny would leave for me in my basket. And now, I love passing on the tradition to my kids. But my daughter has a birthday coming up and they have lots of grandparents that would be spoiling them, plus they don’t eat a ton of candy, so I wanted to keep baskets simple for them this year.
I had been playing around with sewing plushies from craft felt. I got the book “Cute Stuff” from Aranzi Aranzo out of the library a few weeks ago and was totally inspired. I decided to use some of the ideas from the book to make some felt bags for the kids, complete with appliqued characters and their names embroidered on them. My son is VERY into dogs and my daughter adores cats and the color pink (as all good 5 year old girls should!) This is the result:
I had so much fun making these and they were so easy!
From there, I decided to make some plushies. Since my son is a doggy fanatic, I found a scotty dog pattern from one of my favorite blogs, Allsorts. This was so simple and cute that I ended up making a pair of dogs for him!
For my cat loving daughter, I found the Pointy Kitty pattern from another blog I love, WeeWonderfuls. I tried this one with flannel first, but since I decided to hand sew it, the flannel didn’t work well, so instead I found some bright pink felt and added some flower embellishments to her sides. (I thought I had a better pictures. I will add it when I get one taken.)
I also added in some fabric eggs (although I admit they were a bit lumpy!) that the kids like throwing at each other! You can see those in the picture above. They were made out of scrap fabric.
Coupled with just a bit of candy and some books, the Easter bags were complete! And upon opening all of it, my daughter looked closely at her kitty and said, “I think the Easter Bunny sewed this!” I asked her if the Easter Bunny did a good job and she said yes. LOL! I guess she is going to expect something hand sewn from the Easter Bunny every year now!