Well I got Alyssa's Easter dress made! (it looks much better on her than it does on the hanger! I will upload pics of her wearing it Sunday sometime next week hopefully!!)
I used the Ellie Twirl Dress by Lilibelle that I purchased on youcanmakethis.com. I thankfully already had some adorable seersucker and matching solid purple coordinating fabric! I added a ruffle to the straps (along with a ribbon trim to the straps and the top of the bodice.
Here is the front:
And here's the back! Don't you just love that bow?!?!?
For my dress instead of making something new this year I decided to pull out a dress that I made about 8 years ago!! I haven't been able to wear it for quite some time because I had gained all that weight - but now that it is back off (and has stayed off!!!) I can wear it again! All I had to do was replace the broken zipper on it! This is still one of my favorite dresses that I have ever made!
Last year I made a decision that every year I would try to do something homemade for kids for Easter...why you ask? because I LOVE Easter! It is one of my favorite holidays and there are so many cute things you can do!
Last year I made bunny neck pillows and bunny hand puppets for the boys, and a bunny blanket for Alyssa. (I thought I blogged about it but can't seem to find the post)
This year I made bunny bean bags. I got the idea from here on family fun.com. I used fabric markers to make the facial features (less likely to fall off that way LOL!). I also used a 2nd rubberband to seperate the head from the body (instructions just called for a ribbon to do that). I hotglued a ribbon around the neck and then hotglued a bow on. (looked better than tying a bow around the neck. I had some cute craft pom poms to hot glue on for the tails!
Here are the front of the bunnies...
and here are the backs! :-)
I think these are going to look DARLING in their Easter baskets on Sunday!
I pray everyone has a Blessed Easter!! I will report back with pics of Alyssa in her dress next week :-)!