Peter and I never did heavy Easter decorating before we had children. Being left to our own devices out here with no family nearby, we were much more concerned with practical matters involving Easter homemaking, like where we were gonna get our traditional Easter dinner (no kidding, we wait all year for that honey baked ham).
But then along came Emma.
She is head over heels in love with Easter decorations. Never one to play with dolls of any type, she has always preferred stuffed animals, real animals, woodland animals. And, of course, baby ones of the newly hatched variety.
These chicks will be comfy in this tiny picnic basket until they are ready to leave. It was worth making these to hear Ian's newly acquired teeny-tiny little high pitched "ohhhh, they're so cuuuuuute".
*Edited to add- These came from a Japanese craft book pattern ISBN# 4056041792, I found it mentioned here. I have yet to add this one to my blog library.
They seem anxious to leave their nest. There goes one now.
Introducing herself to Pointy Kitty, who will be put in Emma's Easter basket. Wee Bunny will be in Ian's and he is currently faceless, so wasn't included in this photo shoot. Everything was made from materials I had on hand. I had some fun fabric that spoke "chick" to me, thanks to Stephanie. Although, I have to admit, this idea of using what I have for April really busted my bank account in March, so something tells me I'm not playing right.
Patchwork bags are coming, I'm working on two this week. Then I'll be taking a week off while we relocate my workspace, paint, etc. Plus a little travel thrown in there too. After that, I'll be resuming regular business hours.
Things I want to enjoy this week:
1. Ian twirling the little yellow curls on his head when he's deep in thought.
2. Crafting with Emma (she is on Spring Break all week, Ian is next week).
3. The way Emma announces every fact she is about to tell us about the world (like the Earth is really big) by opening her sentence with the word "basically".
4. Emma making breakfast for Ian (she now can make toast and cut the crust off with a plastic knife).
5. Board games with both of them.
Emma and I went downtown today to shop. She's wearing her favorite Lily Pulitzer corduroy pants with ducks all over them (bought on ebay for $6, I can't wait till she's outgrown them, I'm going to cut them up and use the fabric) and a $2 thrifted sweater with tiny pink and green piping on the placket. On her right wrist is one of the bracelets she made over the weekend.
I can't believe how big she is...