I ended up on a wild hare (pun intended) this weekend. I saw this post over at the Moxie Fab World and ended up inspired Friday. I really enjoy when Cath, the editor and blog host, combines pictures of lovely things from the internet with very inspiring poetry. This is often a way that Cath will celebrate a holiday. The links are to some of my favorites!
The cute little bunny bags captured my eye. I've mentioned before that my niece and nephews on my side of the family are considerably younger than my children. As such, Easter transitioned from being about chocolate, bunnies, and eggs to being about our risen Savior several years ago. Our Easter craftiness is less about cute candy holders now. Having young nieces and nephews has changed that again. We still focus on the true meaning of Easter, but it is also nice to have something sweet to hand to them at Easter dinner. This project posted by Gail over at ProbablyAcutally provided just the inspiration and direction that I needed.
A quick trip to Michaels that was only minimally successful completed by a drop in at Hobby Lobby to really have everything I needed.
I printed out a version of the pattern (located through the link in Gail's post). My original version of the pattern did have two ears. After I've cut out all of the bunnies for the bags, I simply trimmed off one of his ears to make a pattern for the inside of the ears. Patterned felt is almost as much fun as patterned paper- only with slightly fewer options.
After I embroidered the faces on, I attempted to sew the ears on. Not.fun.at.all! The printing on the felt created a toughness to the felt that made poking holes difficult. After the amount of time this one bunny took, and the fact that the hot glued on version looked just as good- we simplified our plan!
I made the nose and eyes with different colors of embroidery thread. I also used different thread to sew the bags closed with a simple running stitch.
I filled each bag with a combination of jelly beans and robin eggs. You can see some of the color through the white bunnies. I was able to put together seven of these cute little bags. We're off to dinner at Granna's this afternoon where I'll distribute these to spread some Easter joy.
This quote from C.S Lewis was read at sunrise service this morning. The marriage of chocolate and Easter... I hope this finds you celebrating or having celebrated the best day of the year, Resurrection Sunday, where everything was made right again.