I love to craft. I love nothing more than a good excuse to get my crafty fingers wriggling and this week has been no exception. This week I’ve had two reasons to get crafty: Easter and baby crabbs first birthday (whole separate blog needed-when I’ve managed to get through the emotions involved in my baby turning 1!) Baby crabb loves animals so I thought I’d make him a little easter tree-although I did have to explain to him that sheep don’t actually hang around in branches and hens usually prefer to peck around the floor rather than in trees. Never the less I set to work collecting some crafting equipment ….. I had already found a great piece of branch in one of the fields at baby crabb’s gran and grandad’s house. (I’m not sure that I’ve ever thought of a piece of branch as being great before, but I hope, those of you who have a crafty bone in your body, will understand the excitement of finding a perfect piece of branch to decorate!) Then, much to mr crabbs horror, I ‘borrowed’ some precious stones from the garden. I used an old glass vase, put the branch inside it and surrounded it with the ‘precious’ stones to hold it in place. Then to the fun part! To cover the bottom of the branch, I used some gorgeous specked eggs which I’ve had for ages as decorations in my kitchen. I’d seen some lovely little birds nest a couple of weeks ago and attached those to the branches with very fine craft wire. Then I added the ‘flying’ sheep and hens. To finish off, I tied little bows on the branches. I decided to keep to just one colour so it didn’t look to fussy – I always try to use something that used to belong to my grandma in my craft projects because I think that’s where I inherited my love of sewing from. So, if you look very carefully there is a bow tied out of white lace, which used to belong to her.
Voila! An easter tree.
Because I had some bits and bobs left over, I decided to add an easter theme to the front of the house. I found the twig wreaths I used at the church when I got married and replaced the dried lavender with some bright yellow artifical flowers. I attached some slightly different nests and added a little row of pearls to add that glamorous touch!