Saturday, April 19, 2014
Here Comes Peter Cottontail....Swapping Down the Bunny Trail!
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 year...by 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 Street...one 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 whiskers...lol!
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!