I wasn't going to get out all of my Easter crap decorations because it's just going to be the three of us this year - sitting in the dining room...the mister and me eating ham, the boy eating everything else. The boy is not a ham-eater, which is bothersome to me because he was raised a ham-eater - and now he claims to hate it, along with...BACON! Seriously! Bacon! I know! I know! How can anyone, especially someone who's genetic make-up is comprised of bacon, not love it? I come from a long line of bacon-eaters...my dad fries it up every morning and leaves a grease trail to prove it...I'm always tempted to write my name in it...so to have a son who doesn't like bacon is down-right perplexing!
I harvested a bit more moss - soon my entire house is going to be covered inside and out! But I needed a nice soft spot for some special Easter eggs...and a new wreath...with the help of some cheap, plastic eggs, not sure if I like it or not - it's already had a few incarnations but for now this is what it looks like!
More plastic eggs - which make a very cute egg garland. Using a big nail and hammer, I lightly tapped the nail into each end of the egg to make a hole for the ribbon to go through. If you hit too hard the eggs will crack...but if they do crack you not notice once they are strung together.
My marbled, wooden eggs, which I made about 25 years ago, now have a sweet spot to rest, along with some Peeps. The real reason I decided to drag out all of my Easter stuff was because of this cute little Bunny house!! When I saw it at Common Folk Company I just couldn't resist - it needed to come home with me but it looked rather forlorn without some eggs around it...so I HAD to get out all of my stuff!
You know how one thing leads to another? Well, I happened across a picture of a Peeps Garland...and Dana of MADE has an excellent tutorial for making one...but using spray glue is MUCH faster than sewing all those little Peeps together!
Made has a pattern for the peeps, and like I said, a great tutorial...but, if you're short on time or just hate repetitive sewing like I do, then lay the peeps on some freezer/waxed paper, and spray the ears with spray glue. Lay the ribbon across, spacing your peeps how you like. Next, spray the top of the ribbon and the entire peeps body, then set the coordinating peep on top and press down lightly. That's it! I'd still be threading my machine!! After they are all glued onto the ribbon, lay them flat and add the eyes and nose. I used the end of a paint brush, Dana used the end of an eraser - whatever works! I used acrylic paint, poured out a little on the paper and dipped the end of the paint brush into the paint and then onto the peep...instant personality!
You can make your garland all one color of Peeps, like Dana made hers, or mix them up a bit, like I did - either way, it's going to be dang cute!
One last thing...I recently discovered a real, old fashioned hardware store...complete with every plumbing thingy, nail, light bulb and garden item anyone could ever want...AND the most wonderful gift/kitchen and toy area! If you've not been to the Hardware and Variety Store in Snoqualmie, Washington, then put it on your list - it's a great spot!! It's located at 8150 Falls Ave SE, Snoqualmie, WA.
I found some much needed items there - like a pie bird! I can't believe I've never owned one! And my very own kitchen string with scissors! Plus a new bunny cookie cutter and bunny mold - which I'll use to make bunny-shaped butter for our Easter feast...Hot Cross Orange Buns taste better with bunny-butter!
Maybe with bunny-shaped butter at our Easter feast I'll be able to forget about the boy not liking ham!