Hi guys! We have catching up to do! I am finally getting around to posting about the Easter exchange that we participated in this year! I know, we are overdue, but the key to these exchanges is that they need to remain a secret, and that can’t be done if I reveal all the surprises too early.
Adorable Valentine’s Day dresses, leggings, shoes and even a heart necklace! We LOVE!! ❤
Besides sending out Easter gifts, we also received goodies! Here’s a shot of our girls relaxing in their new mermaid slumber tails!Yes, those girls are our new to us Consuelo and Isabelle! Like I said we have been having some very lucky thrifting lately, and therefore we have a ton of catching up to do!
The Little Miss was pretty thrilled with these although it’s too warm out now to wear them. She will get plenty of use from them next fall though. 🙂
Okay, onto our own creations! For the Easter exchange, I wanted to create a whole Easter package. I included Easter treats, Easter dresses and shoes, and even an Easter hat!
Caroline is here to model for us!
Here is the first outfit I made. It includes the dress, the hat and the shoes:
I just love that little cloche hat! 🙂
Here is outfit number two. It includes the dress, the shoes, the Easter basket and the stuffed bunny:
I was pretty pleased with the way the second dress turned out. I actually have 15 more cut and ready to sew for my future Etsy shop, but I can’t seem to work around the high shipping costs. It seems ridiculous to me to charge more for shipping than the actual garment itself. Sigh. So Etsy is on hold, for now. sad face 😦
At the last minute we decided that we should add in some dolly bedding too. We were gifting for a little girl the same age as the Little Miss, so she was helping me decide what to make. She insisted on doll bedding. I always have leftover materials from similar projects, so it didn’t cost a lot extra. Most of my budget goes to shipping for these exchanges anyway, so I always try to use what we already have on hand.
I hope you enjoyed! I love these exchanges, so we will probably be doing more. Right now we are taking a bit of break from exchanges for summer though.
In other news, I am receiving a brand new sparkly sewing machine for my birthday this year!!! Hooray! (Yes I am in charge of my own birthday presents. LOL!) So my sewing should be picking up substantially. 🙂
I have also discovered a more efficient blogging method which means you will all be seeing a lot more of us from now on! Yay! This is good news since Disney pretty much ate up all of May. We will also be holding a giveaway soon to celebrate 600 followers! Wowee!!
Actually back at New Year’s I promised more giveaways this year, and I am not breaking my promise. With the new sewing machine coming soon, I will definitely be making up some fun giveaway prizes. 🙂
Well, I better go, but thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed!
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