Tag Archives: Easter

Bunnies in the Wild

laurenstumblingbunnies

I took a few moments to admire the Ravelry projects for our free Tumbling Bunnies pattern this week and was so impressed with the creativity and skill of the knitters out there. I wish I could share them all, but here’s a selection of those who were kind enough to allow me to use their photos: It’s always fun for me to see the unique …read more

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Dyed Easter Egg Roll

DIY Marbleized Egg Dying With Shaving Cream

  When I sewed baby items for a living, I sometimes dyed my fabric using shaving cream and fiber reactive dyes.  The swirly/marble-ized effect was so unique and pretty! Last year we had fun dyeing our imprinted Easter eggs with onion skins, but this year I wanted to try something completely different. It occurred to me that if my marbled …read more

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An Egg-cellent Pinata

Homemade pinatas

I remember learning to make piñata’s in grade school and thought it would be a fun addition to our family’s annual Easter get together. While very patiently watching it dry, my son Corey has asked, “Can I hit the piñata now?”, at least 30 times .This is one egg that every kid would love to crack open! :-) To make one at your house, you’ll need: Newspaper 1 …read more

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Egg Sox

Easter Egg Sox Free Knitting Pattern

Cover your hard boiled or refillable plastic eggs in sleeves that resemble popular knit sock patterns. Stuff them with jelly beans to fill your baskets, or stitch markers and mini skeins to treat your knitting BFFs! Abbreviations: dd = double decrease  = slip 2 stitches knitwise. Knit next stitch, then pass slipped stitches over knitted stitch. k2tog …read more

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Tumbling Bunnies

Tumbling Bunnies Free Knitting Pattern

Instead of the egg toss, juggle floppy little bunnies this year! These bunnies are tumbly, acrobatic little beanbags to toss into spring baskets for your little, (and not so little), ones.  I made them with dk weight cotton, but they’ll work up well in sock and worsted weight also. Gauge is not important for this project, but the knitted fabric …read more

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Dying Imprinted Easter Eggs with Onion Skins

Natural Dyed Easter Eggs

  Every Easter, as long as I can remember, my Grandma dyed the prettiest leaf and floral imprinted Easter eggs! They were so natural and lovely, but produced with nothing more than an easily concocted natural dyestock and little bits of flora. We lost my Grandma last year and for the first time, Jaydin and I recreated her dye with spanish …read more

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The Pursuit of Hoppy-ness

Knit Bunny Patterns for Easter Gifts

  I’ve been looking for cute little bunnies to knit, bunnies to delight my Grandchildren on Easter morning. These little mini bunnies are about the size of jelly beans. They sure made me smile. Once I started I didn’t want to stop! The pattern is Tiny Baby Bunnies by Anna Hrachovec. Tiny Baby Bunnies are apparently very popular! …read more

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A Tisket, A Tasket – a Fabric Easter Basket!

Ivy Easter Baskets Pattern and Tutorial

  Every year I tell myself that I’m going to make Easter baskets for my girls. Every year I fail and end up at the dollar store purchasing cheap baskets and plastic eggs that get thrown in the trash shortly after the big day. Of course, blogging gives me a new-found motivation to get the crafty to-do’s done. I’m always excited to share my tips, …read more

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