Well hello there, it's been a while since I last saw you- do come in and rest a while, perhaps a cup of tea? I've some lovely chocolates to go with it, in this cute little box I decorated...
Why thank you, you're too kind! It was just some strips and stickers from an old scrapbooking kit, great for for using up scraps of stash... Sorry? Yes, I know there's only one egg in it... It came like that, ok? ;)
Quick change of subject- Do you like crochet? I've been working on a couple of bunny motifs (I don't normally do cutesy, but these are the right side of kitsch for my taste):
My favourite is the first, but I can't find the pattern so am having to do it by eye- but the second has lots of free motif patterns on her blog... Plus, if i make it in brown and red, and add antlers, I could make a Rudolph garland for Christmas! Actually, for more inspiration on crochet motifs, there's an awesome little Pinterest board here worth a look too :)
Back to food, I have to get a wriggle on with my carrots for the kids... Yours don't like veg? Oh, don't worry, they'll love these (and isn't it cool how they're displayed?):
How do you make them? I'm glad you asked ;) You need some strong double sided tape, a paper crimper (not essential), a strip of green paper, and a rectangle of orange card or patterned paper...
First, lay double sided tape along both short ends and one long end of the orange rectangle, and remove all the backing- I know! Trust me :) Roll into a long tube, using the tape from the long side to secure the edge.
Next, flatten one end of the tube. The tape will hold it shut, but if you run about a centimetre/half inch of it through the paper crimper, it'll create a really good seal.
Fill about two thirds with goodies (not vegetables!), fringe your green paper, and keep ready for the next step.
Then, start to flatten the other end PERPENDICULAR to the first one i.e. the OPPOSITE way, so if you looked from above it would look like an X but before you have sealed it completely, insert the green fringed paper, to provide the carrot greenery, and run through the crimper again to seal.
Oh, you're welcome! They're just so quick and easy I thought you'd like to give them a go :) Great for children to make, or parties!
Well, I'd best be off, lots of Easter prep... I still have nest cakes to make, Simnel to sort, an Easter tree to decorate... And I'm sure you're busy too!
Oh, go on then, you can have that last egg... But only if you promise to come back later to meet a new teamie, and then drop in tomorrow and see the rest of the girls- They've really missed you!
Pasg Hapus, cyfeillion!
(Happy Easter, friends! That's the Welsh in me)
See you soon,