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Monday, April 1, 2013

Grady's Easter Best

I felt it again this weekend. The same way I felt at Christmas. 
Like I was experiencing something for the first time - and I kinda was.
That's the thing with having a child; everything feels new. His firsts are firsts for me, too.
It was Grady's first Easter.
And although he's too young to understand the real meaning of Easter, I was still excited to make him an Easter basket filled with all kinds of things an 8 month old would love. Including puff-filled eggs.
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And I could resist making him something special to wear.
I've been loving polka dot chambray lately so I decided to make him a bow tie for his Easter best.
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I just used some white paint I had on hand and the eraser end of a pencil to make dots.
But once I did a couple rows I realized the circles were a bit big and switched to using the end of a click pen. 
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I used a ruler to keep straight lines and a uniform pattern.
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So here's what I ended up with. You don't need much fabric to make a bow tie, fortunately.
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I cut my fabric right on the fold so I just had the polka dot section and then I sewed it into a rectangle.
I left off a little scrap to make the middle section.
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I then folded in each of the sides and sewed the middle on.
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I tell you what, this boy knows how to rock a bow tie.
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I hope you all had a beautiful Easter weekend as well!
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