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Easter Goodness

Getting ready for Easter weekend, I’m doing a bit of crafting. That’s my craft/dining room table this morning before I head to work. In the upper right hand corner is the bonnet my mom and I worked on together for my sweet little niece. I love the way the modern fabric makes the old-fashioned design look brand new.

Below it are vintage Easter postcards I’ll be mounting on paper and sending to loved ones, a craft I described in this old post.  The bottom is the new pink dress for the little stuffed bunny I made for my niece back in December. Her bunny needs something new for Easter, too! That pattern is from Kata Golda’s beloved book, Hand Stitched Felt.

A friend at work asked if I had any fun Easter crafts to recommend. Though I haven’t tried this egg dyeing method yet, I adore the end result.

(Photo credit: bigsislilsis.com)

I read about this project in the April issue of Country Living magazine. It was created by Sonia Bauer of www.bigsislilsis.com. The full project, which looks gorgeous at every step, is here on her site. It also happens to be very eco-friendly, as she uses natural dyes for her eggs.

As I crafted this am, I heard a great story on NPR about an exhibit at The Textile Museum in Washington, DC. Makes me want to take a road trip south to see it. Check out this gorgeous textile by Maggy Rozycki Hiltner called Hothouse Flowers.

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(Photo credit: Virginia Spragg via npr.org)

And if you want to hear some more Easter ideas, tune in to Whole Living on Martha Stewart Radio tomorrow at 10am. I’ll be returning to talk all things Easter with the lovely Terri Trespicio. Hope you are having a joyful week.

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