When I saw these 1960 era reproduction bunnies they reminded me of Easter decorations from my childhood with their googly eyes and angled bodies. The bunnies are from Anna Griffin's new line called Riley. Not only do the characters inspire me but the colors are right on with my latest craze with golden orange and deep turquoise blue.
I've been wanting to make something fresh for Easter. Easter reminds me of hand-me-down Easter baskets (we got a bigger one when the older sister moved on), delicious peeps, bitter sweet hollow chocolate rabbits, a new dress (made by Freda of course), new shoes, last year's white gloves and the wonderful dipped colored hard boiled eggs! Are you with me girls?
I'm not sure I got it exactly right with this egg shape but it will do. If anyone wants to make some eggs I'll post a quick pattern/tutorial. They are so easy I'm sure you can visualize how to put them together? It was fun to pull some pastels and create some eggs with fabric and thread. I am making a wall hanging for my sewing room. I may even try my hand at a patchwork bunny to go with the pretty eggs in a row.
I had the sweetest surprise yesterday from Jodi. She knew I was sick last week and sent me these darling chocolate bugs and bees to cheer me up!! Now these are NOT the hollow bunny quality chocolate. I will have to look at them and smile until my kids make me rip open the package and share. Thanks so much Jodi. What a wonderful treat.
My "Quilts and More" arrived, too. I've been anxiously awaiting the peeks I've seen on other blogs of the fun projects.
Namely Monica's stuffed mushroom needle case. So cute in red and white with a little pouch for a small scissors. Congrats Monica!
And this really sweet pincushion pattern by Cindy. Who can have too many pincushions? So many fun projects to choose from this spring. Speaking of spring - I hate that adjustment to daylight savings time. zzzzz How about you? What are you working on for spring?