Easter Eggs






Its that time of year for dyeing some eggs! Kurtis & his girlfriend Shari came for the weekend so we have been cramming in all sorts of things. We spent an evening at the local roller skating rink, had some ice cream sundaes at The Velvet, and they even got their Easter baskets a week early. We decided to dye eggs on Sunday, which made it feel a lot more like Easter to me. I don’t know if its the weather but it just didn’t really feel like Easter/Springtime to me yet. I do have some seeds we’ve started and thats helped too. Just looking forward to warmer Spring days with the windows open and lots of work in the yard.

March Crafternoon






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This month we’ve started something new with crafternoon. Everyone is taking turns holding a crafternoon of their choice at their house, and first up was Jessee with a fun sewing party. We all brought our machines and worked on projects, Jessee taught some people new techniques, and helped Katie get her hexagon quilt all ready for quilting! It was such a fun time, so much good food, and I have to say super relaxing to pass off the hosting baton for a bit. I forgot my camera, so I only have some bad phone photos. Above you can see the divided tote I made at crafternoon & the divided tote I made to hold my crafternoon white elephant gift (it was filled with candy). Plush you can see the awesome basket I got, so many goodies! Next month I’ll remember to bring my camera and get some better photos. Katie is hosting a seed swap and garden marker making crafternoon next, I can’t wait!

Easter Boxes





I love beautiful packaging, the top box I found a few years ago at an antique shop. The box below is something I bought at the grocery store last week. I love how The Professor’s box is so adorable and has a great vintage look. Lots of the Palmer chocolate has really cute packaging. Their foil wrapped bunnies are also charming with pastel colors, and that old fashion look to them.
Here are a few more current candy companies based out of Pennsylvania that still have vintage style packaging.
Zitners: Their butter krak eggs are delicious, and their bunny mascot is the cutest.
Lerro- was started in 1800, and have really cute boxes for their decorated eggs.
Peeps are also a Pennsylvania company, check out some of their old packaging from 1953 here. I wish they still made whatever the sprinkled things in the middle are, they look quite colorful.
If you know of any other candy companies that still offer classic packaging and graphics I’d love to hear about them!

February’s Bag Of The Month


February’s bag of the month all sewn up in my toy fabric. This bag was called The Hyacinth Bag, and was a smaller cross body type of bag. Although I liked the interesting flap feature on this bag, from the bag description- One of the main features of the bag is that underneath the flap is space to store credit cards and cash in the zippered pocket. I thought it might be handy for, say, if you were going to a quilt show (maybe QuiltCon) and needed to quickly take out cash to pay for all of your fabric purchases.
I found myself not using the feature for an everyday bag. I like to keep everything in my wallet because I change purses so often, so if I made this bag again I would just add a few zippered sections under the pouch instead. Ive already started on my March bag, I am just waiting on some hardware to arrive so I can finish it up.