Tuesday, March 20, 2012

First Day of Spring!

Spring at last?
Judging from the snow on the ground this morning it must be the first day of spring.  We've had more snow this past weekend than we had all winter long.  What's up with that?  To cheer myself up I want to share some of my Easter projects and a collection of my favorite rabbits.  The little house is new.  I made two...one for me and one for a friend.   I made the cute little chenille characters to "live" in the house.  My poor chick looks a little bedraggled...a very bad kitty stole her and left her in a snow drift!  How she managed that is a question for the ages. =D

Bunny Collection...
I've been collecting these Easter bunnies for several years now.
My favorite designers are Dee Foust and Nicole Sayre.

My 2012 bunny...
Dee Foust

Mother and Child...this is a music box!
Nicole Sayre...the following are also hers.

Strawberry Sisters Bunnies...

A Cute Pair...

My favorite...Bunny in a Teapot!
Bunny in an Egg Cart.

Spring Shadow Box...
I decided to make this a Spring Birds theme so I could leave it up in my office until summer!
The frame is a 12" square ATC frame from "7 Gypsies."

Banner detail...

Beautiful Birds...
I found so many beautiful bird images...some are from Graphics Fairy

I hope your first day of spring is a beautiful one.  The sun is out now and I'm sure the snow will be gone by lunchtime.   

10 comments:

Pollyanna said...

Oh Dear, so many charming things to oooh and aaah about. Your Easter house is adorable, my brain is also clicking on how to adapt your Easter shadow box, but the bunny in the egg cart being pulled by the lamb is too precious for words. Don't hate me if you see adaptations of your ideas on my blog sometime. Just remember that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery!!

laura said...

I just want to thank you Aunt Shirley for the wonderfully cute easter box you made for me for the Silent Auction at Lisa's School.
It made a lot of money and everyone thought that it was soo cute!! Everytime someone asked about it I said My Aunt made it and they just loved it. I love you and thank you again!! <3

vintage grey said...

You have the most lovely spring treasures! Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing and Happy Spring! :) xo Heather

~~Carol~~ said...

So many pretty things to look at in this post! LOVE that Easter house, and your bunny collection AND your birdie shadowbox!
Happy First Day of Spring!
Carol

Betsy said...

Hi Shirley,
How fun to know that we have twin houses, complete with bunny and chick thanks to you! I love all your spring decorations. It was so fun to look at all the pictures. We have had an amazing two weeks here--temps in the 70s and 80s since last Tuesday, and it's supposed to last all week. Today it got up to 84!

I hope you're having a good week!

Betsy

vivian said...

oh such easter joy here! I love the dee foust and nicole sayre goodies! (and everything else too...You have a wonderful collection!
have a great week!
xo
vivian

LBP said...

That little Easter decorated house is toooo cute! And those bunnies are as cute as they can be. I love Easter! It's my favorite holiday.

Blessings

LInda

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Oh those bunny faces on the house are just perfect! ♥

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

HAPPY SPRING!!!! what fabulous decorations! LOVE THEM especially the mommy rabbit and bunny! sending hugs and so sorry i have been mia -- sometime life overextends you : ) hugs!!!!

VintageBettys said...

I'm so glad to have found your blog ;) I love your bunny cottage and that shadow box. Did you use an old drawer to make that?