I chose to sew the real tied bowtie because it took, literally, 20 minutes to make. And thanks to Youtube, I can now tie a bowtie with ease.
The first bowtie I made was too small. It fit Bella and Genevieve was delighted.
The next one was too big. But yes, the third one was just right. That madras says 1980s-Uncle-Ron-at-IBM in a very good way.
Ben didn't mind wearing the bowtie at all, just in case you wondered.
Then there was my girl in her new headband from Granny. And a Sunday dress from Aunt Mel that was mid-calf last year is now slightly above her knee. Oh my.
Between the bowtie sewing and regular Saturday chores, I did whip out Hot Cross Buns for Easter breakfast. The recipe I used from Recipes from the Old Mill was a little fiddly and made enough for 2-3 breakfasts for us. They were tasty, however, even if my fresh lemon juice and powdered sugar icing was more like a glaze and didn't make a cross. My buns had raisins, dried cranberries, and dried apricots in them.
Another breakfast, I think we'll eat them unglazed with cheese on the side.
Then there was a lavish Easter dinner at my parents' house.
hamballs with pineapple sauce
green beans almondine
homegrown sweet corn
Chocolate Eclair Dessert which is not what you think of when I talk about it. I'll tell you about it in another post.