April 10, 2009

my anti-basket

When I was a little girl, I always received some sort of basket of goodies for Easter. Usually, it comprised of Barbie dolls and an Easter dress. These past few years, I have used a basket (which now houses our crayons) or my turquoise berry pints, but this year I wanted something that we would use every year, something a bit different. Our new solution: Easter Bags... 
Easter bags
They are made of some old French dish cloths that I have been saving. I did a sort of raw free motion embroidery with their names and I am pretty satisfied with the outcome. It's not perfect, but that is much better right? A little sweeter with its imperfections. Plus, I think these bags have plenty of room (as it measures about 12''x18'') to catch all those eggs from the coming Easter egg hunts, don't you think? From my experience, baskets are so teensy that they don't hold very many eggs and just about the time the basket is getting full, you bend over to grab the last few eggs and then all the eggs come tumbling out of the basket like a free for all. So yes, an Easter bag is more like it.  

The girls are getting little goodies in the Easter bags. True is getting some baking supplies to add to her kitchen and Brave is getting some books and finger puppets for her puppet theatre. Of course, both toys are really for both. They end up sharing everything anyways, especially sickies (which I am glad to be finally rid of here in these parts)... 
True's Easter bag
Brave's Easter bag
Sunday is not just Easter egg hunts and time for gathering with family, though we are excited for that. For us it is much more. We will be celebrating Christ's resurrection...

Romans 5:8 
"but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."

True, my little artist, has a message for all of you...
True's drawing
She drew the bunny all by herself. The only thing I helped her with was the writing. I think she is quite the artist for being so young, but then again, I don't know what is normal for almost an almost 3 year old. Maybe you do and I am just an overly enthusiastic mother. Anyhow, my True is an artist to me and we (Ben, True, Brave, and I) want you to have a wonderful Easter weekend!

p.s. Hop on over to Misha Lulu's blog and see a most fantastically splendid giveaway. A chance to win one of her cute frocks is such a treat, so hoppity hop on over!


  1. Those are adorable! What a wonderful idea!

  2. she's not even 3 and she drew that? she is a very talented little artist! most children her age are still making circles with a few sticks for arms an legs. so impressive!

  3. i agree about baskets being too small - i just had an egg hunt with 3rd graders and one of my girls spilled her eggs twice! all the kids were frantically grabbing her eggs thinking they were up for grabs and we had to tell them to stop and give them back.

  4. I think she's gonna be a talented little artist just like her mama. My niece is 3, she can't even scribble anything that resembles anything... but she's getting there i guess... Happy Easter to you and your family!

  5. i love reading your blog and seeing little bits of your day! the drawing is amazing! (and i'm a former art teacher and mama to a 3 and 5 year old - so i know!)

  6. Enjoy your weekend, my dear, with those lovely gals. I can't believe how great True's artistic skills are, B's drawings make absolutely no sense whatsoever.

  7. In response to my previous post. My B not yours!

  8. I have those finger puppets too!!!!!! ikea? I put them at the end of my pointers, and the kids go NUTS!
    and that bunny is too cute. Considering that half the kinder class draws like that in the beginning of the year, and they are 5 ish, that's pretty dang good. GO TRUESKI! plus developmentally usually they can't even try character attributes like legs and eyes! GO TRUESKI!

  9. perfect! so sick of Easter Baskets myself. Love the drawing!

  10. Lovely! Thanks for the continued inspiration! :)

    Peace of Christ to you and yours this Easter!!!!! :-)

  11. I work as a kindergarten teacher and children arrive at my group when they have just turned three. Very rarely you see drawings resembling people or things at this age. That´s more towards their fourth year, so without any prejudice you can say that she is a very clever little artist. Happy Easter to all!!!!

  12. Cute bags, what a great idea!

  13. happy Easter to you guys as well! It was so cute seeing the girls enjoy sushi in the last post. I babysit a 2-year-old who could eat 6 vegetable rolls in one sitting... she puts me to shame!

  14. True is an artist indeed!!
    Oh, so sweet!!

    I have some drawings like that stored here that I made when I was True's age. My mom an my nana always said I would grow up for drawing...

    I think True will grow up for drawing too! ^^

    Kisses from Brazil!



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