easter buckets {and the april winner}

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Please email me at emily@jonesdesigncompany and I’ll send out your April Giveaway package.

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My babes are getting buckets this year for easter.

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I found the galvanized buckets at ikea for $1.99 each and then added a sticker to each to identify whose is whose {or is it who’s is whose? Oh, why is the english language so complicated}.

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My mom was always so great about making holidays special … and I’m trying to follow in her footsteps. This is my attempt to put together a fun easter bucket for my kiddos.

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In the boys’:

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A home-made bunny, personalized booklet {tutorial to come}, colored pencils and lots of sugar.

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In the little girl’s:

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A girlie version of the bunny, an easter board book, booklet {for all the drawing a one year old does}, some embellished mary janes and a peep.

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Suede flowers stitched to Old Navy shoes.

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My baby is lucking out this year and getting her own bunny peep.

The bunnies were made using this pattern and were very simple to make.

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After making the first one, I altered the pattern a bit. I made the head a bit rounder and elongated the legs. I also embroidered the face before stitching the bunny together {since I couldn’t figure out how to hide the knots once the little guy was sewn shut}.

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While I totally get that Easter is not all about bunnies and jelly beans and peeps, I always enjoy giving my kiddos little gifts … they are pretty sweet!

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coming soon …

the new May giveaway

tutorial & free download for the booklets

an invitation to a local craft fundraiser {where I’m teaching the crafts!}

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what a surprise … I went with color

I’m not sure what happened, but I spent some time creating new art prints and it seems I was in to

I’m so pleased with how they turned out {I love it when that happens!} and am excited to add them to the shop.

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To see the entire collection of art prints, please click {H E R E}.

And don’t forget about our current promotion

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Thanks for shopping!

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The april giveaway winner will be announced on MONDAY.

If you haven’t entered to win the bundle of birdie goodies, click the image for a chance to win

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thank you and a good children’s book

Thank you kindly for your words of encouragement yesterday. Sometimes I just need to share my heart {however embarrassingly honest it is} and I love that 1. I receive such wisdom from you sweet ladies and 2. I feel more normal as many of you struggle with the same things.  So thank you.

And have no fear … I am not going anywhere.  Writing this blog is my job, my ministry and one of my favorite hobbies, so I won’t be giving it up anytime soon. Just trying to keep it real.

I will have a real post tomorrow, but for now {while Audrey is sitting in my lap and #3 is waiting not-so-patiently to play Sorry – my worst favorite game to play with kids} I will leave you with a great recommendation for a springtime children’s book.

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Bear Wants More is a happy story with delightful illustrations about a hungry bear and his wilderness friends.  My little ones love it {and so do I!}.

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There is a whole series of Bear books and I’d like to add them all to our collection.

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Enjoy your day … now I’m off for a long game of sorry.

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