Hey gang! I hope you're cloaked in craftiness for the upcoming weekend. I wanted to let you know about my girlfriend Heather's amazing deal hosted by Gigi's Petals for the next three days. If you love sewing kid's stuff, I thought you might appreciate this:
As most of you know, I've been out of the US for nearly a decade. I cannot tell you how deeply sad I was to discover that our retail stores now sell pre-stuffed plastic eggs in various cartoon characters for the traditional easter egg hunt. What a shocker for me to realize that apparently we can't fill our own hollow plastic eggs anymore, and instead just buy them already done for us.
Heather's patterns make me smile thinking about the moms who might be sneaking in a few handmade treasures into baskets among the Barbie and Spongebob crap.
(This is not a post intended to hit any moms out there with the shame train. Just for the record, my kid is getting all kinds of plastic stuff this year and sadly not one homemade gift. His eggs are shrink wrapped with lighting McQueen decals and probably filled with treats made entirely from high fructose corn syrup. Yet with this confession, I am going to try harder next year).
Maybe if every morning this year that I made scrambled eggs I could blow-out the shells and have something like this in my yard next year: a traditional German Easter Egg tree, decorated with real eggs painted by children and hung with string. Now that's something to make a farmer smile!