Thursday, April 4, 2013

Easter Dress Up

Honestly, I just can't help myself. The only thing cuter than my baby is my baby in an animal costume. I bought the little bunny hat while I was pregnant, but that little stinker was so late that he missed Easter last year so I saved it for this year and it was totally worth it. I made the tail out of a loop of packing tape and three cotton balls. He didn't even know it was there. 

I made the carrots too. I loosely followed this tutorial, which is really just a picture of the different steps. One sheet of felt was enough to make the two carrots and I braided embroidery floss for the carrots' stems. One is stuffed with cotton balls and the other is stuffed with uncooked buckwheat, because I thought the different weights and textures would be interesting. He only medium likes them as toys, but I'm going to save them anyway because I'd like to get a play kitchen at some point down the road, and I think they might be more fun then. 

We spent Easter weekend in Pennsylvania with my husband's extended family. The baby got to meet his great grandma for the first time, which was really special for all of us. Even though walking past all the little girl dresses in the store makes my uterus hurt, I love the challenge of dressing up a baby boy.* Seersucker pants and a bow tie did nicely. 

*Has anyone else noticed that the baby girl clothing section is twice as big as the baby boy section? Come on retailers, get it together.


  1. he's so cute! I adore seersucker on little boys. I must say, it took me a while to find my little-boy-cute-clothes groove. Girls have LOTS more options. Ben loves bow ties and they are easy to sew, so that's been a dress-up staple for us!


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