Jack helped me pick out some material at Hancock Fabrics a few weeks ago...it had baseballs on it. He was excited about the prospect of something being made out of it. In fact, one night he sat and played with his fabric, folding and unfolding it for about half an hour. I made the mistake of telling him that the Easter Bunny was going to stop by and pick it up some night, make him something and then bring it back on Easter. So, the Easter Bunny had to work only at night and during naptime to conceal the baseball fabric from peering eyes. Why I didn't tell him that I would make him something for Easter, I don't know. The Easter Bunny's got a lot more street cred I guess. Jack probably thinks the only things I get him are from the dollar store. But a dollar store toy can make his day...and the price is always right!
The Easter Bunny made little binders for crayons and a notepad for both Jack and Casey, using this tutorial - Airplane Art Binder. (I'm going to stop with the Easter Bunny references for a little bit.) I made the first one for our friend's daughter's 3rd birthday present. It turned out alright but was the first detailed sewing project I've done in years or maybe ever. I worked on Casey's next and it turned out the best even though I had some problems with the binding. Jack's was last and was the quickest but I also rushed a little bit and it wasn't the best. Anyway, it was fun to make them something and get the sewing machine out again. More projects are in the works.
Here are some pictures, although they're at a weird angle...
Hopefully they will come in handy at church tomorrow. When Pat told Jack that we were going to church tomorrow, he said, "Again? Why?" I guess Christmas still feels like yesterday to Jack. Pat told him that we were going to church to celebrate Jesus. Jack said, "Jesus, again?" Only from a 3 year old. I've been singing him Easter songs all week so he will get excited when he hears them at church or at least recognize them.