Saturday, 4 May 2013

Happy Belated Easter!

Easter is officially turning into a middle-aged woman’s dream!  I’m sorry but it’s true!  Everything cute and lovely is being marketed in pastel shades and displayed in gorgeous Easter windows to temp my poor, weak willed mind.  A walk in John Lewis at Easter time causes hubbie to groan and find somewhere to take the girls for a few minutes (normally giving in and buying them a little treat along the way.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m not one of those crazy buyers who leaves weighed down with precious parcels and a whopping overdraft.  I am a browser and pilfer many little ideas on the way.  This time, I did shock my husband by actually BUYING a few bits and, desperate for a bit of Easter weather, made my own little corner of sunshine.  I fell in love with the felt baskets for my girl’s Easter hunt and thankfully, they let me “borrow” to pop some of their eggs and bunnies into.  I bought a little box of trinkets as well but my favourite were the paper egg shades!  I must admit, that they were actually meant for someone else but…..I just couldn’t give them up!  I followed a friend’s example of taking blossoming twigs from the garden and had the girls decorate a vase each.  Now, with a plan for a few felt creations, I will quickly amass my own Easter box and fill it with trinkets and some of my lovely sisters crochet cuties (the bunny is MINE and not for my girls- honest).
I have come to the conclusion that Easter is now the new Christmas.  With the sunshine, colours, flowers and desire to be outside, crafty folk are all having a fresh kick of creative impulses and now have another event to lavish their time on.  So, happy belated Easter everyone and may your Easter box be full of gorgeous things!

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