I must admit that I am the Easter Bunny ("EB") at my house. My sweet husband earlier this week said to me, "oh yea, Easter is a present holiday for you". Um.... what holiday is NOT a present holiday? How long have you known me? When would I say no to a gift of any kind? So I am apparently getting an Easter gift sometime next week, it was ordered.
Saturday was the first egg hunt of the weekend. Friday night fellow EB Megan and I got the eggs ready and we had a super fun time on Saturday with the kids.
I am happy to report that I did also manage to finish a new Easter skirt for myself. It is in a fabric that I initially bought for my little business. But I decided it was too cute so I made one set of napkins to sell and also made myself a skirt.
I did use a pattern piece for the pockets. But hey if it ain't broke don't fix it. I knew these pockets were the right size and shape for what I wanted.
Then you fold in half and sew the other side seam, now you have a tube starting to resemble a skirt. Next you press down 1/2 inch at the top and bottom. Then you fold each band in half and sew in place. But when sewing the waist band leave yourself an inch or two to put in your elastic. This way you do not have any unfinished edges.
And then there you go an easy breezy little skirt. If you want more specifics about measurements of what I used let me know. But you would need to base it on your waist and how poofy you want it to be. Mine turned out a little poofier than I would have liked. But I wore it today and got several compliments so I guess it was not so bad.
Today was egg hunt number 2. We went to my cousin's house full of kids and chaos and for once I just sat back and enjoyed it. I usually get exhausted by all the kids and craziness, but I am mellowing. And actually have a kid in the mix makes it more fun. I think today is the longest we have ever stayed over there. And Marion loved playing with all the other kids it was great.
I also got to see a long lost friend. Well she is a friend of my cousin's really but I had not seen her and years and it was really nice to see her I have always liked her. I need more girl-friends.
Looking ahead to this week I am hoping to get some work done on the dresses I am making for myself. My sewing buddy Pearl is coming over tomorrow and I want to get ahead of her on the dress so I can be any help at all to her on hers! So we shall see. I am already feeling a little tense about the week because I am way more scheduled up than I would like to be. But I am going to try and stay calm and just take things one task at a time.
Hope you had a great Easter and you are looking to a great week ahead.
Peace out! C