As you know, I really do enjoy Easter. This time of the year and the turn in the weather is both heart warming and toe warming.
The flowers in the garden are bright and cheerful and the butterflies and bees are starting to flutter around. I even saw a swallow this weekend, now that seems very early this year.
And the birds are a delight to listen to. Not this one in particular, I just wanted to share this shot. We were throwing bread to them and they were catching it mid flight. Their acrobatics were very much appreciated.
My little friend is three now!! I can’t believe it. And we are coming out of the other side if all the tantrums. Phew… Life is a little easier!
I decided to make a pompom garland for her birthday decoration this year….
The thing is…. A month later and it’s still up! I love it you see and I’ve been trying to brighten the place up a little.
I’ve painted the walls white and decided to put as many colours about as possible…
There is a store near me with the most amazing cotton fabrics for £5 a metre and so I bought half a meter of each and got cracking on some cushion covers. I love these fabrics…. Take a look…
I love this one, love the little girl on the swing…
And the vintage styles of the others.
I’ve dyed my crochet cover a shade if pink, and the amazing thing is that m hasn’t even complained about the abundance of pink!
The brightest part of all is my little b though… Decidedly in a Disney princess obsession at the moment!
Dorothy and everything else. I no longer try to persuade her to take the dressing up clothes off now when we go shopping/dog walking/ or to playgroup. She has the rest of her life to wear everyday clothes.
She’s equally happy in her dads loader though getting mucky, or…
Rolling around in straw…
The ground, or…
And more ground!!! There’s a lot of ground rolling goes on!
So Easter arrived with absolutely glorious weather. It’s been a beautiful week. We went to watch the bikers on their Easter egg ride for the children’s hospital…
And waved them on with a flag.
And set about some Easter crafts.
Toilet roll bunnies, one made by each of us in our small but wonderful family.
Thumb print cards…
And egg painting. These ones were blown and I wanted to show you what to do as it’s easy peasy.
Pop your egg in an egg cup with the narrow end up. You need a thimble and a needle. Pop the needle through … I did all this bit … And then turn it over and do the other end.
Now, get a needle and poke it up and down vigorously. You are trying to pop the yoke so that it comes out easier. Here is little b doing this bit.
Now you don’t want egg goo leaking out afterwards, so pop them in your microwave for thirty seconds, or in your oven for ten minutes.
We used nail varnish and glitter. Little b was fab and with a tiny bit of nail varnish remover on her hands at the end, we were surprisingly mess free.
And with all those eggs…
We enjoyed a hearty lunch!
We hard boiled some eggs and dyed them…
And my fingers!
And whilst the food colouring was out, M decided to join in and make a polka dot banana… Of course Mrs mop enjoyed it!
We did the usual chocolate, cornflake cakes. I love this picture. Little b looks like she is about to dive in and devour the lot!
And we planted jelly beans…
Yep, I did mean jelly beans. You see the magic of an Easter moon will help them grow into……
And here is my little beauty gathering them in with the basket I made her when she was 1. She was absolutely amazed, it really was magical for her.
I made her a bonnet this year for her egg hunt. I just bought a blank hat from the pound shop and some ribbons and artificial flowers. I’m going to add decorations each year until it is crammed full of yummy Easter treasures.
And here she is with her dad hunting for the lovely, shiny little eggs that the bunny dropped for her absolutely everywhere!!!
What a lovely day.
What a wonderful time of year.
Happy Easter xxxxxxxx