April 1, 2009

Do You Realize That Easter......

is only about a week and a half away?! This came as a shock to this morning. It always kinda sneaks up on me. But, fortunately there are so many great projects over on the Sew, Mama, Sew blog for a lovely, handmade Easter. Like these fabric eggs.

We can't go near the real thing as Kaiya is sooo allergic and I hate those crappy plastic ones. I'll definately be making some of these. They come from Retro Mama's blog. And a couple of these from Molly Chicken.

How cute!
This morning I made a new game for the girls, got the idea from here, who got it from here. And now you, gentle reader are finding it here!
A sweet little Montessori inspired button learning game. The girls love matching the colorful felt squares and trying to work the buttons through. I decided to make a little bag to keep the pieces in.

I just cut a rectangle from another piece of felt and sewed up the sides. Then I cut five holes on each side, cut 2 pieces of ribbon (enough to go all the way around and have have extra for the handle). I then threaded one through each hole, ends coming out of the same side and did the same for the other except they came out the opposite side. Tie the ends and pull closed. Took just a couple of extra minutes. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!


Chrissy said...

Awesome! Glad you liked the button activity. Love the bag...great idea!

Alisa said...

Oh that little chicken is cute!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Cute game and love the eggs.

skeinsherway said...

Oooh, I love the button activity idea! I'll have to make some of those for my active little girls! Fun stuff, thanks for sharing!

Happy knitting-

sarasophia said...

Adorable. I have got to get started on my Easter/Passover celebration stuff. I really dislike buying commercial things and prefer to make my own.

So hard trying to do all this without my wee ones finding their suprises:P

<3 sarasophia

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