Saturday, April 19, 2014

Here Comes Peter Cottontail....Swapping Down the Bunny Trail!

 Happy Easter!
Easter Cloche Swap
I meant to post this two weeks ago, but life got in the way.  This past year has been a challenge for many of my blogger friends and I guess it was my turn for a time.  One of my younger sisters passed away.  It was sudden...but not unexpected.  She had a lot of serious health problems and the past few years were a struggle for her.  I feel comforted...especially at this time of the promise of Christ's Resurrection and His Plan of Salvation.  Even if one is not a Christian, the signs and symbols of Easter and Spring can be messages of hope and re-birth.  I have faith that I will be reunited with my family once again..."Families are Forever."

Easter Cloches...Springtime under Glass!
I really enjoy swaps...especially in the Spring!  Sandy of 521 Lake of my favorite bloggers...sponsored an Easter Cloche Swap.  Whoever discovered that dollar store wine glasses could be put to such an adorable use is a total genius!  What fun...a package of 6 wine glasses with removable bases for a dollar!  My heart just soars with happiness to see the tiny scenes captured under each small dome.  I feel like a little girl again with a little girl's love of miniature things. Thank you, Sandy for hosting!

I was so happy to be partnered again with Jenny of Jenny's Heart.  We met through an Easter swap two years ago.  She is delightful and I am so glad to get to know her better.  Jenny truly has the sweetest of hearts.  Thank you so much, Jenny.  The lovely items you sent me were part of the Easter decorations at the memorial luncheon at my home. 

Treats from Jenny...
Sweet, sweet things.
The red box is filled with note cards.
Jenny and I both love truffles!

"Sugar Egg Cloche"
Tiniest of chicks and bitty little eggs.
I love little chicks as an Easter symbol...I have collected them for years.

 I laughed out loud at this bunny wearing "bunny slippers!"

Look!  Tiny little!

Flashback!  Ribbon spool scene Jenny made for me two years ago!

What I made for Jenny....
I love lambs at Easter...but I keep them up through Mother's day.
She's resting against a little fence.

Top of box I made to hold an Easter garland.

Lambs, chicks and bunnies...sweet symbols of Spring.

Can't resist pretty little chicks.

Random Easter Décor...
I love to use this shelf at holidays to hold little things that might
get lost in the shuffle...more chicks!
Not shown, but Jenny's "bunny slipper bunny" has joined the party.

Kitchen table vignette.
I made a Spring folding backdrop to take pictures of my Easter Parade.
But I didn't get a chance to work on new characters this year...maybe next Easter.

Have a lovely and blessed Easter Sunday!


Little Susie Home Maker said...

Shirley, I am so very sorry for the loss of your sister. I will keep you and her loved ones lifted in prayer.
Jenny sure did a sweet job with you swap! I adore this little cloche idea! Very smart! You gals both did am outstanding job! I am jealous, lol!
Have a blessed resurrection day.

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your sister, you're in my thoughts and prayers. I agree, this time of year is hopeful. Such cute things Shirley! I love all your sweet decorations too! I hope you have a blessed Happy Easter, sending many hugs, Holly

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Oh Shirley. :(
I can't imagine...I'm so sorry for your loss.
Your cheerful Easter décor and swap goodies are so much fun.
I hope you can spend some comforting time with family tomorrow.
Hugs- Erica :)


Oh, Shirley,
Sending my deepest sympathy. It would be very hard losing a sister...The Easter cloches turned out so sweet, both given and received. The little lamb is precious!
May your Easter be Blessed.

Patti said...

My heart goes out to you. yes, Jesus is our comfort. I just loved this swap, too. Your decorations are so sweet. The garland is so cute. Happy Easter!

chris mckinley said...

Shirley I'm so sorry to hear of you're sister's passing. Please know you will be in my prayers. Your Easter decorations are lovely.... The cloche swap was so much fun!

Sandy McClay said...

So many cute cute items! This Cloche Swap was such a hit....we will have to do one again next year, but with a different craft...:)

Happy Easter my friend!

vivian said...

you know me.. I love all things cute! and I love the sweet little things you girls made for each other. what a fun swap. now I really wish I had joined!
Happy Easter my friend.

Linda said...

I am so sorry for your loss, YES we do have hope and I KNOW I will see my loved ones again! I love all your Easter goodies. I agree the bunny with the bunny slipper is a keeper.

Musings from Kim K. said...

I'm so sorry to read of your sister's passing. Please know I'm thinking of you and your family. The Easter cloches turned out so sweet. The little lamb is precious! All of your decorations are just wonderful. May your day be filled with joy, peace and perhaps a bit of chocolate. Sending you Easter hugs!

vintage grey said...

Shirley, I am so sorry for the loss of your dear sister! Keeping you and your family in my prayers! Easter blessings! xo Heather

LBP said...

I am so sorry to hear of your sisters passing. Prayers for you and your family.



Sandy C said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss! I too believe that we will be reunited with our families again.