Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter - An Eggstraordinary Easter Giveaway

 I finally finished my second "from the stash" project of the year.  It ended up being a challenge to finish because I ran out of elastic thread halfway through the bodice.  Our local Jo-Ann's was out, Hobby Lobby does not stock elastic thread, Amazon was expensive.  After two weeks of waiting for it to come back in stock I decided to just drive the extra 20 minutes to another Jo-Ann's store that had the thread in stock - and I bought two spools.  

The fabric I bought a year ago, and in hindsight I remembered that my original intention was to cut each strip of color in half then sew the ends together in order to make a much fuller skirt. I kept taking the layers up because it was soooo long, but I didn't remember why until I was too far into the project to change it. 

Regardless - Grace likes her "Rainbow Dress", mostly.  She likes the aesthetic but she's not big on how the shirring feels on her skin. But I'm not big on trying to line shirring, so this dress will primarily serve as her swimsuit cover up for the year.  And given that we have moved to central Texas, I imagine it will get a lot of wear for that purpose.

I first tried shirring a few years ago.  This is my favorite tutorial: Made by Rae Shirring Tutorial
The fabric is from Jo-Ann Fabrics Tutti Frutti collection.  Straps are a random rainbow ribbon. 

A giveaway, in celebration of Easter Sunday.  The Pinkalicious series of books is a favorite around here with both kids, and that includes the Eggstraordinary Easter book.  We enjoy the colors, the clues, the creativity.  I wish I had a homemade giveaway for you, but until school releases for summer that may not happen.  In the meantime I have this fabulous Pinkalicious book! 

Just enter in the comments here (not on Facebook) with your favorite Easter activity.  I will let a random number generator chose the winner then notify you by email.

In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ” (Luke 24:5-7 NIV)

1 comment:

  1. The dress? Totally adorable! (I'm just not cool enough to get away with "totes adorbs.")

    Our favorite Easter activity, without question, is church!