I hope all of you that celebrate Easter had a great Resurrection Sunday. I realized that there’s a bit of Easter-y stuff that just slipped through my blogging. So first, my dress. I woke on Friday wanting a new dress for Easter. After a trip to the my favorite quilt shop and a freaking 9.80/yard 3 yard purchase I came home to start this dress above. I have probably enough fabric for one baby outfit left but still yikes, after adding batiste lining, a zipper, and two fun ribbons, that’s an expensive homemade dress! But I guess on the other hand it’s exactly what I wanted and I’ve been eyeing this fabric for a couple months. I love it but it’s still a little big. I’m planning on taking it in but leaving the extra fabric there to let out since I think it would make an adorable maternity dress when that time comes. If you want to see more shots of the dress click here.
I take my faith seriously and I just have forgotten to share this awesome educational tool with those of you that may share that faith. If you are a Christian and interested in teaching your kids about how Jesus died on the cross for us and the whole Easter story I really suggest you look for Resurrection eggs. Once a week I teach a “Bible Study” for the 2-5 year old while their moms (ladies from a bunch of different Christian churches) have their own study. We play, make crafts, eat a snack, say verses (loud, quiet, eyes close, jumping, etc) and learn a little lesson. I’ve done this type of thing for many years now and the way that these eggs walk the kids through the whole story of Easter is amazing. The little ones can really understand and remember. I left our own Good Friday Service thinking how cool it was that my babies could pretty much have given that same sermon (well you know what I mean). But any ways, they are plastic eggs with little toys in them that represent parts of the Easter story like a donkey (that Jesus road in town on), a crown of thorns, a die (since they cast lots for his clothes), a rock (to put in front of the tomb), there are I think 12 eggs but the coolest is that the last egg is empty for the empty tomb. If you are interested in teaching the Easter message to your kids I really suggest these Resurrection Eggs. You probably could make your own with those leftover plastic eggs but I found my for 15$ at a Christian bookstore.
Well yes, happy late Easter. And don’t forget that I’m working on some fun stuff for next week’s shop update.