The Easter Bunny And Other Traditions
March 6, 2008
The Easter Bunny is not a modern invention made up to promote the sale of chocolate Easter Eggs. The rabbit or hare was considered a symbol of fertility and renewal which fit well with the Christian interpretation of Easter. Did you know that Easter was not widely celebrated in the United States until after the Civil War? The tradition of the Easter Bunny was brought to the United States by German immigrants. Easter baskets came from the tradition of children using their hats to collect the Easter Bunny's eggs. If you would like more information about Easter traditions, checkout Easter Bunny's.net.
When my daughter was small, I would make her a new Easter bunny every year. Of course, she has outgrown the need for the Easter Bunny if not for the chocolate. Fortunately, I have a new person in my life who will appreciate my custom bunnies. I selected pattern IJP-230. I am not making it from faux fur. I am making it from Minky. Melanie's tips for working with Minky was the push I needed to start this project. The Fabric Maverick will be showing my completed Easter Bunny next week.
Another tradition for Easter is a new Spring outfit. What is more fun than creating a spring dress for your daughter or even for yourself? If working with a child, let them help you select the pattern and the fabric. Simplicity has some great patterns that will delight your child. Anyone who has a daughter under the age of 13 knows the name of Hannah Montana. For yourself, check our new dress patterns from Christine Jonson, Stretch and Sew and Hot Patterns. There is a style for everyone. Take advantage of our great sale, linen is always a great spring fabric. Now is the time to pull out your white shoes.
I have a bunny to stuff so I must go.
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