It is officially Spring...the birds are chirping, the sky is blue, the hyacinths and early-blooming tulips are starting to peek through the earth... ahhh.
Wait a minute...
I just looked out my window and I don't see any hyacinths or tulips. In fact, my "earth" is still white, covered with snow. The sky is blue (that's a good thing) - but it has a 21 degree temp to go with it. Hmmm. Something is wrong with this "Spring" picture.
So while I wait for true Spring to arrive here in Minnesota, I have been (somewhat) content with preparing for Easter by decorating my home and working on Spring/Easter craft projects.
It seems that every year about this time, I get the urge to play with eggs.
I love buying a bagful of plain little eggs and adding bits and pieces of lace, ribbon and millinery left over from prior projects.
These eggs are not for the minimalist.... they are a bit decadent, with all their frou-frou finery.
While I like "plain" eggs, I just can't seem to resist the urge to pretty them up a bit.
I've also been making pretty Easter tags using vintage images.
I made some extra ones to gift to friends for Easter...
and a few are available for sale in my Etsy shoppe (these come in sets of 3 with a handmade tag).
Many many Easters ago (maybe 20?), I handpainted actual eggs. I gave one to my mother, another to my dear Mother-in-Law, and kept two or three. These are so fragile, that over that years, they have cracked/broken ~ so I'm down to just this one.
When I look at the teeny tiny details, I'm still amazed that I had the patience to paint these!
Enjoy these first few days of Spring 2014!
(ps Linking to Beverly's Pink Saturday)