Happy Friday! It seems like this week has gone on forever! The tests on hubby are done for now, so we just have to wait for results. I did take one day out for creating some art. I go through these cycles where I have to create art or go crazy, and Wednesday gave me great joy! I didn't get everything finished that I started, but I'm getting there. I think I'll work on it some more today.
Our first friend today has a blog called la dolce villa. Her name is Amanda and her blog is all about furniture and home decorating, and she has this tutorial for coffee filter roses that is great! The roses are so pretty that I want to make enough to fill a wreath. You can check them out at http://ladolcevilla.blogspot.com/2011/06/diy-coffee-filter-roses.html . Aren't the beautiful?
Next is a darling garland (I would call it a swag) from Jo-Anna at A Pretty Life in the Suburbs . In her profile, she says she loves to eat, cook, bake and create, and her blog reflects all of those. It has a quiet, simple look and feel, and I found it almost relaxing to go through it. The tutorial I'm linking to here is so pretty. Go to http://www.aprettylifeinthesuburbs.com/2011/03/easter-inspired-yarn-ball-twig-garland.html and see what I mean. She's got some great-sounding recipes, too.
Easter is a really fun time for kids, and this little bunny will make it even more fun! (Give a treat that won't rot their teeth.) You could adapt this to any size tin you have, from an Altoids tin or a gift card tin, to larger gift tins from the Dollar Store or Michael's or JoAnn's. Diana from the Closet Crafter has loads of ideas to share, so hop on over and give her blog a peek. http://closetcrafterohio.blogspot.com/2012/03/bunny-in-tin.html
Our last friend has an idea for a really cute bunting. It's bunny butts! Jenn from Clean and Scentsible got the idea for her bunny from the side of a box of macaroni and cheese! It just goes to show, we can find inspiration anywhere. I'm going to make this with my grandchildren, and we might use something fluffy for the tails. Maybe not. Those tails are pretty cute. We'll see. http://cleanandscentsible.blogspot.ca/2011/04/bunny-bunting.html .
That's the line-up for today. I hope you like them. If you do, be sure to let them know. Now it's time for me to go to bed. I haven't been sleeping well and I'm on the verge of exhaustion, so I need what sleep I can get. Remember.........a woman's strength is demonstrated by her gentle touch, and we all need some gentleness in our lives now and then. Until next time,