Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter Wrapup

Hope everyone had a Happy Bunny Day!  There sure are a lot of baby bunnies in this shop window.
and over at Amy's Bread there were bunny-shaped loaves for sale.
I remember all the years my Mom made this Easter bread out of sweet dough and candied fruit.  I loved the sprinkles and dyed eggs that covered the glaze on top.
She always had great Easter projects: a bunny cake, Easter egg tree, ducky lollipops, chocolate covered peanuts and raisins that we boxed up to give to grandparents, teachers and friends.  I wish I had pictures of all of it, but it's so much harder to sort through prints than to scroll through your digital photo library, but here's one.
This year I had a few projects in mind too.  I started out with 3 sizes of lace doilies from the amazing Boutross Imports in Brooklyn.  Mike and his mother Mary are so sweet that when they sent my package it had candy inside too!
Then I had to find containers that were about the right size to fit each one
because
with a little fabric stiffener they were going to wear them like litle bonnets.
not to make little hats, but when they dried they were little bowls!  Thanks to this Martha Stewart tutorial.
Next I needed to blow out some eggs, kinda messy!  I was really doing more of the pierce-egg-shake-rinse-with-water to get all the yolk out method, but eventually it worked.  The boyfriend tried not to be too horrified when he found this scene on Saturday morning.
and he was also patient enough to help me dye them on our way out the door to enjoy a beautiful, warm, sunny weekend.  This looks like an egg tree, or egg lollipops, but I was just trying to dry them.
Then I cut out designs from some pretty paper napkins
to decoupage the blown out eggs, thanks again to Martha
And the Easter Bunny, I mean boyfriend's daughter, left us some cute bunny cards this morning.
and we definitely have more than a few made out of chocolate in the house too.  Not sure those will last too long though...

20 comments:

PinkBow said...

i love how crafty you are! i adore the little crochet bonnets on the jars :)

m.e (Cathie) said...

wow, you have been very busy!
hope you had a great easter weekend

Jen Kim said...

thanks, PinkBow, hope you had a lovely weekend!

hi Cathie, hope yours was great too :-)

junghwa by amy stewart said...

Jen! This is great! I love what you did with those doilies. What a marvelous idea. You are so clever.

Hey did you know I have another giveaway right now???

http://junghwabyamystewart.blogspot.com/2010/04/give-what-uh-giveaway.html

Me said...

Oh I loved the way the eggs were set up to dry! Thanks for sharing a fond memory of Easter when you were little and your crafts!

Jen Kim said...

thanks, amy! i will definitely check out your giveaway, you have such beautiful pieces :-)

thanks, Noemi, i love the paper cakes you've been featuring lately!

sharonlei said...

Wow! I Love this Jen.. So awesome :) Hope you're having a great day.

xx Love & Aloha

Jen Kim said...

hi sharon, thanks so much. it's sunny here today! must be beautiful in hawaii too :-)

jozen said...

jen... this is so cool!! thanks for sharing.

ps. love the nostalgic pic from your childhood :)

Jen Kim said...

thanks, jozen, i heart holidays :-)

MadsaboutU said...

OMG, the eggs are adorable, and the jar bonnets! so cute. You were a cute kiddo too!:)

Jen Kim said...

haha, thanks, MadsaboutU ;-)

Pham Xan said...

everything looks verrry pretty!

Jen Kim said...

thanks, Pham, your blog is lovely, started following you :-)

ChineseKite said...

After seeing the demo of your craftiness, I followed you here.

What a lively blog you have! Having a pair of dexterous hands is definitely a gift!

projectvee said...

wow, all of these are such great ideas!

Jen Kim said...

hi ChineseKite, thanks so much for visiting and following!

thanks, projectvee, ya gotta love martha ;-)

Thavasa said...

Love the little lace bowl project! and the floral painting is sooo beautiful!!

CaraBella said...

I am *sloowly* catching up on my reader :D -- I love all of this! The cute commentary on, for example, bonnets to bowls (and what a fab idea)-- and those eggs are especially gorgeous! I'm gonna have to figure out this decoupage business -- love how they turned out!

Jen Kim said...

hi Thavasa, thanks so much! i wish i could paint flowers like that, they're decoupage'd with tissue :-)

thanks, CaraBella :-) it was my 1st decoupage, kinda fun, would love to see if u try it out!

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