Thursday, January 17, 2008

Kinda Snowed In

Just as I was getting ready to go to the grocery store today it started snowing....really BIG flakes, so I decided I didnt want to be loading and unloading grocerys in that mess and stayed home.  We only got about an inch and then it turned to rain, which will probably freeze tonight and cause the kids to have a school delay tomorrow.  Delays are good for getting a little more sleep, but when there is a 2 hour delay the kids get in "play" mode and its harder to get them off to school.  I feel sorry for the teachers because they have to get them settled down for the rest of the day. 

I made a few more Easter Wreath ornaments for my Etsy shop and piddled around with a few other things.  This is a picture of a pair of chenille bunnies that I made when I was in 5th grade in 1976 and they sit in my Easter basket every year.  They are holding up pretty good for being over 30 years old, but I think I need to replace their poor little whiskers, they have gotten pretty crumpled.

And here is the one I am trying to do today.  I cannot find the chenille anywhere.  You can find all the bold classic colors, but its impossible to find a package of all pink or all blue.  Plus, it is not the same type of chenille that I used in 5th grade.  I did find the pink chenille in one of my craft catalogs, but no blue, so I am experimenting with pink and white and see how it comes out.  My bunny is only half done, this is how its coming along, it still needs lots of work. I remember having ALOT of help with my bunnies in the 5th grade!!  Does her head look bigger that her body?  My husband says she is not proportioned, I used a smaller size styrofoam ball for her head, but to me they came out looking like the same size.

I had a few of those paper boxes left, a few tiny bunnies, and some eggs, so while my wreaths were drying I made these two little ornaments.  I need to figure out how to put a loop on it for hanging, or I can put some little beads on the bottom to make "legs" on it.  I am trying to decide if I want to keep them or put them in my Etsy shop.  I just love the mini pom pom trim ( now I need to remember which store I bought it at, I think it was Jo-Anns)

Well, time to relax, I got a few movies from Netflix today and one of them has Matthew McConaughey in it...whoo hoo!!  Have a good night!


karla512 said...

I love the chenille bunnies!  How fabulous that the ones you made as a child still figure so prominently in your Easter holiday.  I love the bunny you are making now - he is cute and endearing!  I'll keep my eyes open for blue chenille.

Love the box ornaments!  They are precious.

Karla said...

Those are amazing!! I LOVE them!!
I'm copying your blog address right now because I'm listing the photo of your Bunny Box.
~Sadie Lou

shessewpretty said...

I found your blog through Sadie Lou Who.  What a cute blog and cute etsy shop.  I'll be back to visit often!

speckledegg07 said...

I just found your sweet blog through Sadie Lou's!!!  I'm so happy that I did!  These bunnies are tooo cute!  I found a vintage craft book with directions to make them, but I am having the same trouble finding the chenille stems.  I will let you know if I do find some!!!

galady145g said...

These little easter goodies are so sweet!