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Bunny Treat Bags

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Easter is coming earlier this year, so it’s time to do some Easter sewing. My kids still fit in their Easter outfits from last year I sewed them (this Geranium dress and these Schoolboy Vests), so I will not be sewing them new Easter outfits this year.  However, I have a fun little sew they will love to get come Easter morning.

I made my kids some little bunny treat pouches years ago out of cheap felt. Nothing fancy, but they were pretty cute. Unfortunately, they’re already dirty and cheap felt does not wash up well. This year, I thought I’d replace them with something a bit bigger and easily washable. When my kids were younger, the Easter bunny liked to bring them stuffed bunny lovies, but we have enough lovies now, so these little treat bags can appear like a stuffed bunny in an Easter basket, but just be filled with treats or other little prizes. Plus, they’re totally cute!

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Reversible Drawstring Bag Tutorial

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Reversible Drawstring Bag

My daughter started her first ballet class last week. She has taken dance classes before, but never strictly ballet. I grew up dancing; danced for 14 years and loved every minute of it. I was never very good at ballet, but excelled in jazz and modern dance. If you are a parent that grew up dancing, you know the feeling of nervous anticipation when your child takes their first class. Will they like it as much as I did? I’m happy to report she loves it! It probably doesn’t hurt she has a couple of her best friends in the class with her. 

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Vashon Tank

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Vashon Tank

First, let me apologize for not posting for a few weeks. This is my first summer blogging and although none of my kids were in school full time yet last year, I greatly underestimated how much I get accomplished in those few hours they were in school. My posts may be a bit spotty throughout the remainder of the summer, but I should be back to posting more regularly once summer is over. I will definitely plan better for next summer!

I’ve been planning this one for awhile now. I wanted to create an outfit for my daughter for the 4th of July that consists of simple basics that can be worn any other day of the year. Something All-American and classic. I decided on the City Gym Shorts by the Purl Bee. The pattern is a great elastic waist short pattern with a classic tulip hemline. The super great thing about this pattern is it is free and there’s a childrens pattern in sizes 2 years to 11 years and a womens pattern to fit hip sizes 33″ to 46″. So you can create a mommy/daughter matching pair! The style is very on trend and the pattern comes together very easily. I made the shorts in Robert Kaufman’s Brussels Washer Yarn Dye Linen/Rayon blend in Chambray. I absolutely LOVE this material. It has the perfect feel. It’s lightweight, but substantial enough for a pair of shorts. The fabric breathes really well; the perfect summer material. And, the yarn dye is to die for. I trimmed these shorts with Riley Blakes 1/4″ mini pom pom trim in white. I simply attached the trim after applying the binding to the hem and before attaching the shorts to the waistband. 

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