Saturday, April 30, 2011

Easter Wrapup

It's already been almost a week since Easter so I figure it's time for a recap.  I made this basket from Martha Stewart's instructions for a pussy willow nest and then bent some stems into a handle and added a flower arrangement
made up of lilac
lily of the valley
and hellebores.
They all smelled so amazing together.
The basket actually took quite a while!
After starting with some older pussy willow branches that I tried soaking to soften them, I got some new ones instead and they were much easier.  Just a few little touchups...
and it was finally done.
There were some little pieces for leftovers, which I always love
and a little arrangement for another room.
Then time to use these candies, stickers and confetti 
for another Martha Stewart project:
crepe paper carrots.  And an egg-shaped strawberry lemonade cake with JELL-O beans.  
Such different size strawberries!
Confession: there was a cake toppling on the way to the party, but my Mom's Easter bread stayed intact until after the egg hunt
but Mila slept through dinner.


Helen said...

Woooooow!!! See I knew you'd be super craft for Easter! I love the arrangement, it's so calming... I love the pussy willow basket too, you're very clever :)

Craftiness NOW said...

thanks, Helen! i like the idea that the arrangement is calming :-)

Ann said...

Love the basket - gorgeous arrangement!! Very fun to see the crepe paper carrots... I saw them on Martha's site too, and thought they would be neat to try, but never got to them.

Craftiness NOW said...

thanks, Ann! i know, i see so many things i want to try and have to pick & choose :-)

Creative Coquette said...

Queen of Crafting! That basket is amazing!

I see stuff I want to make on Martha but that's about as far as I get, LOL.

Craftiness NOW said...

Creative Coquette, yes, i think you ARE the sweetest, many thanks :-)

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