10 April 2012

Easter Baskets

 I mentioned before that I participated in an Easter craft swap over at This Cosy Life.  It was great fun!  I made knitted wool eggs and peg gnomeys.  When I went to take pictures, my batteries died after one shot.  So this pretty crummy shot is all I have!

 In return, I got a great stash of handmade creations.  They were used to fill the Easter "baskets" for the kids.

 Actually, in lieu of baskets this year, I used potted plants.  It was a fantastic comprimise!  I despise Easter grass, so I have been trying to come up with a viable alternative.

 I love the idea of growing pots of real grass, but I seriously lack the organization and forethought to make something like that a reality.

 Pretty purple potted pansies was the perfect solution!  I think this will be out new tradition.  The kids loved getting their very own flowers.  It was so fun and sweet to tuck gnomes and felt eggs under the flower leaves!

 Of course, when you pot them at 10:30 the night before, some kids get coffee cans or plastic cups instead of really pots!  Hopefully next year I'll do a better job!

 The kids looked lovely at Mass.  The girls wore their dresses from my brother in laws wedding last spring.  Thankfully, Christopher served Mass and it didn't matter so much when we discovered that his dress shirt was way too small . . . about 15 minutes before he had to be at the church.

 After Mass, we headed to my parent's for food and an egg hunt.  The cousins all had fun romping around in search of eggs!

Easter was also Izzy's fourth birthday!  Grace made special ice cream sundaes for everyone to celebrate.


Julie said...

I love that idea! I also kinda love the coffee can. :) This was so much fun. I can't wait to do it again!

Sarah said...

Thanks, Julie! Yes, the coffee can certainly beat the plastic cup anyway! Luckily the baby didn't notice :) Thanks for hosting the swap!!