Monday, February 24, 2014
Springing into Action...First Easter Craft!
So many beautiful bunnies!
Something happened to me this winter that has thrown me for a loop...I got older! Yikes! I can't seem to summon the energy I once had. I have been very slow at getting the rest of Christmas off my front porch. It has been a mild winter in Utah...we haven't experienced the storms and frigid temperatures that the rest of the country has suffered through. So why do my bones ache? A question for the ages...or "aged" I guess. We had a warm afternoon today...in the 60's...so I was able to decorate my front door for spring. It felt good to banish Winter from the porch!
Springtime on Pinterest!
Sewing Machine Drawer Shadow Box
I love springtime on Pinterest! So many beautiful ideas to give one hope for sunshine and flowering trees. The other day I saw a display of sewing machine drawers that a crafter had turned into a vignette of Easter-themed shadow boxes. I was so excited. We had just returned from a trip to warm and sunny Las Vegas with side trips to Oatman AZ and Death Valley. In a tiny antique shop in the little mining town of Oatman I found a small sewing machine drawer with two compartments. But I had no idea what to do with it besides using it for storing craft supplies. Sorry the pics aren't great...I was in a hurry to get some sort of blog post done...my mojo has been sorely missing lately.
I added wooden spool "feet" and lined the compartments with antique-looking papers.
A small piece of rusty fence keeps the rabbit from escaping.
Holly from Damita's Pretty Wrap made the sweet peat pot nest for me last year.
The items in the box can be removed and new things added.
A tarnished silver spoon holds a little nest.
I have seen a few of these as well.
Close-up of nest.
I tried to use only the craft supplies I had on hand.
I'll be doing that more and more this year...I think the need to economize
forces me to be more creative.
Thank you for letting me share this...
P.S. Some Beautiful Bunnies....
Hop Along Now!