Thursday, April 21, 2011

Happy Easter, Sweet Friends...

I love the colors of Spring, don't you? It always feels so good to bring out the soft, colorful Spring and Easter decorations after a grey winter season. This year, instead of buying something new-- I went shopping in my garage. Yes, I went shopping in my garage. I've been in my house for about a year and a half, but I still haven't finished unpacking. I have a lot of boxes. Seriously. I have a lot of boxes. I have a lot of boxes because I have a lot of stuff... but it's good stuff.

So... after going through my boxes of stuff, I decorated the house for Easter. I've taken a few snaps to share with you:

This sweet bunny is amazing~ he's about 18 inches tall, and reminds me of The Velveteen Rabbit. He's currently the Master of Easter Ceremonies on my mantle.

Here's a close-up... isn't he sweet? I love his Easter basket and his scraggly whiskers.

His little cousins are gracing the other side of the mantle...

I felt kinda' bad placing the one bunny in the glass jar. Every time I look at him, I get the feeling that he's trying to talk his buddy into breaking him out.

And last, but not least... this silly little fuzzy chick. I know, he's silly but he's just soooo cute! I wasn't sure how to display him, so I ended up hanging him with the garland around the fireplace. I'm really surprised that Hagrid hasn't discovered him. He's almost at eye-level, after all. Good boy, Haggie.

Well, I hope you've enjoyed my little Spring & Easter Tour... May you all have a sweet & sunny Easter!


Little Bucket O' Fun

Hello Friends,

Yes, I'm still here. I've been kind of laying low in Bloglandia... mostly because I've been really, really busy this past little while. Thankfully, it's been a good kind of busy. I've been taking time for some fun and creative endeavors~ one of which has been joining Label Crew. My sweet and talented friends from Down Under (Suzi and Tracey) have inspired me to join up on these fun, monthly sewing projects. You know, you can only be jealous for so long, and then you've got to get in on the fun!

I talked my pal Lisa into joining also (didn't exactly have to twist her arm), and we got together to sew our first project, the Spring Pail. Each month Label Crew sends these fabulous fabric iron-on tags to embellish our project. Aren't they cute?!

I have to admit, my sewing skills have been a bit rusty but I think I'm going to love this monthly project! It's been really good for me to get out of my comfort zone. Getting out of my comfort zone has been one of my creative goals these past few months. (I hope to share more about that on another post.)

I've really felt a creative surge lately, and I'm so eager to stretch my creative wings. My wings have been wanting to stretch so many directions lately though~ has that ever happened to you?! It's almost overwhelming... but in a good way. Sometimes I feel like there is potential for something fun around every corner. I love that.

Is it because it's Spring, or is it just me?