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
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...