Easter craft pack review

My boys were lucky enough to be sent these Easter craft packs from Hello Moon just in time for the start of the Easter Holidays.
I must admit by 9:30 on the first day we had broke them out! My boys are very early risers and we had already exhausted the ideas I had planned for the day.
Easter craft pack

So as I settled to try and drink a hot cup of tea, I let them loose with pens and glue at the kitchen table and Easter magic took place…
Easter craft pack
The packs were beautiful, high quality print and gorgeous designs. They had a range of activities in which suited both boys 3 and 8. The youngest loved the colouring in pages and the eldest loved the puzzles and mazes.
Easter craft pack
He also loved the mask making, not that he really had much input in this task apart from colouring the ears pink (naturally), but he loved being a moustached rabbit.
Easter craft pack
The little bunny boxes were also a great hit and made a good addition to our little Easter display, with our Easter branch decorated with wooden eggs and the chocolate nest cakes, which didn’t last long!
Easter craft pack

We haven’t exhausted the activities yet and I’m sure I’ll be steering the boys to the craft table again soon, if only to get another ten minutes peace. Where I might get to drink my tea hot for a change.

If you haven’t already found Hello Moon, I would thoroughly recommend a visit. They produce the most beautiful personalised prints in such great designs. There is something to suit every age and every taste. You can also find hello moon on Twitter and Facebook.
I was sent the craft packs for free in exchange for my honest review. You can find full details of my advertising and disclosure policy here.

Finished Button bunny cross stitch

I was so in love with the little button bunny cross stitch pattern I designed as a freebie for the blog, that I couldn’t resist stitching one up for home.

The pattern was quick to stitch up and I got through most of the buttons in one evening.

You could make out the natural silhouette of the bunny with the buttons and I liked combining two pinks together to give a more ‘button art’ look to the design.

 However, I did feel that the shape needed to be enhanced with backstitch and I wanted some definition to the ears.

This is the first time I’ve added backstitch to a button art design, so I kept the colour the same as the buttons. I feel it really pulls the design together and overall I was really happy with this cute bunny. Especially, his cotton tail!
You can download your free copy of this cute bunny pattern here.

Free Easter Button bunny cross stitch pattern

Easter is really early this year. It only seems a while ago that we were decorating the house for Christmas. I just don’t seem to have had chance to think about Easter décor. That is why I created this quick and easy, cute button bunny pattern. I’m still in love with cross stitch button patterns and they go so well in creating this little button bunny.

I’ve gone with pinks and Ecru, but I bet it would look good in yellows or maybe even spring green colour scheme. What ever colours you decide to stitch it in, it will definitely add a charm to your Easter decorations. Don’t forget I love it when you share your works in progress with me. You can share them via my Facebook and Twitter pages.

Just click on the pop out to download your free Button Bunny pattern.

Easter bunny.

I have just finished making George’s Easter present as he is too young for chocolate and this is way cuter. I got the pattern from the February 2013 issue of Crafts Beautiful magazine. I adapted it slightly changing the suggested fabrics to ones from my fabric stash. Including some of my own designed fabric for his ears and the patch on his knee. It’s called diggers, dumpers and demolition and it’s available to buy from my Spoonflower shop.
Easter bunny.

 Close up of his face.

Easter bunny.

 Knee patches.

Easter bunny.

Easter egg cross stitch – black and turquoise egg with hearts

Are you ready for Easter?

I now in the crafting and blogging world everything runs alot faster than in the real world. This is why I have already stitched a whole lot of Easter egg designs. I have based them around the dark floral look which is so popular at the moment and am planning on turning them into egg cosies and giving them this year. No one really needs anymore chocolate.
If you like the pattern it’s available as a set of three on my etsy store. Click on the link on my side bar to have a look.

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