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DIY Easter Baskets!

Running On Eagles Wings  -DIY Easter Baskets - Simple sewing - Great for young kids

Holidays stress me out. I’m not a huge person into lots of gifts, but I think something little is fun. Last year for Easter the grandparents sent along a few items for the kids, but I really wanted some fun baskets to put stuff in and for them to use in the future for egg hunts and all.

When I talked to my mom about baskets she mentioned seeing some and I looked all over Etsy, but by the time I looked everything was pretty much sold out! 🙁 Soooo Off to Pinterest (follow me here!) I found this super cute post where she made some adorable baskets! The original tutorial is here.

I went and bought the fabric and stabilizer at Joann Fabrics but didn’t end up cutting everything out until Saturday Afternoon nap(ahem the day before Easter)!! Then I sewed the two baskets after getting the kids in bed Saturday Night. I would say for the two baskets it probably took me about 3 hours total. For the first time doing anything round and making this, I think it wasn’t bad! Here is the finished product:

Running On Eagles Wings  - DIY Easter Baskets

And the baskets with stuff in them:

Running On Eagles Wings - Easter Baskets full of goodies on Easter Morning

What was included in the Easter baskets? For Teddy: I had Aden + Anais blanket and lovies, My mom sent some clothes and fun book. For Hannah: I got an Aden + Anais blanket, an Applecheeks Swim Diaper, & my mom sent bubbles, a dress, outfit, a bath toy, and a little purse. My mother-in-law sent a book, stuffed bunny, some hopping wind up toys and play eggs and 2 other baskets.

The baskets were a total success. Hannah took her Easter basket with her everywhere Sunday! It was the perfect size for her small church egg hunt! She knew to get the eggs in her basket without me showing her!!

I’m so excited this year to have both kids enjoy their Easter baskets!! It was a fun and simple project. The ONLY change I would make would be to extend all the measurements by 1/2″ so there is more seam allowance. I’m not good at 1/4″ seams and it was pretty hard to put the bottoms in with that small seam!

Have you made your kids Easter baskets or other holiday items? Let me know in the comments!

Football Holiday Weekend!

A 3 day weekend is awesome! It was really nice on Sunday to not be rushing around and getting ready for work! I definitely slept in this weekend and got some much needed rest. Last week I had a work trip and it was pretty much exhausting!

Saturday I got a haircut and then we went tailgating for the football game! Now I WISH we were at Purdue watching the game, but we were in Seattle at the Clink watching the Washington Huskies game. We have friends that are season ticket holders and we love to head to the games with them!



The awesome field! Currently they are rebuilding the Huskies Stadium so they are playing on the Seahawks field at the Clink this year. Yes our Seats were super high up. Lost of STAIRS.


They did have an awesomely huge flag!! The guy singing was not great, but I guess you can’t expect much from college.. haha.
Tailgating was quite entertaining. It was this little guy’s first game and he had fun!! Isn’t he adorable – excep that he has this thing about sticking his tongue out!! oh well!
The band was not terrible either. It was pretty good and they had pretty good field movements.
And you can’t forget the amazing sunsets! Over the sound and the shipyard. It was beautiful!
Then you have the city in the sunset light! So fun! Its awesome to see every time!
Lastly, this little guy survived the game and even slept a bit! He was a good sport and didn’t have any issues!


I am SOO excited for fall and FOOTBALL!! I am HUGE fan!! We are seriously contemplating cable to just watch the games!! crazy I know.

For the holiday today we had a fun day together. We headed to Bellevue to the Microsoft store and picked up some goodies!



That would be a new laptop for me!! Hubby finally got me a new one that actually does stuff! I feel sad having to retire my old laptop from grad school I worked SO hard for. And next to it is the free xbox that I scored! yes FREE! bargaining is power!!

Then I have played and chilled at home all day. Its been a fabulous day of a Holiday – something I definitely needed!!

Well off for a 4 day week! Woohoo!! Have a good one!