Thursday, April 5, 2012

E is for Easter(ish)



Usually, at this time of year I hunt out the carefully wrapped handmade-every-year-by-us Easter decorations. Usually, there is as much ceremony involved with decorating the Easter Tree, as there is with the end of year festive version.

Somewhat guiltily, I note a new Easter ‘usually’ developing. A ‘usually’ that involves a second year of Mum not having the FOGGIEST which Very Safe Place the treasured Easter decorations are hidden. A ‘usually’ involving a last minute attempt to engage disgruntled offspring in a whole, new approach to festooning the Easter tree. A ‘usually’ prompting mess and fabric scraps and PVA glue (with the bonus fun of peeling dried PVA glue ‘skin’ off fingers and face and hair and clothes and Mum’s fingers and face and hair and clothes).

Once we finished our Easter Tree, we all stepped back and there was a little sigh and a small voice wondered where, oh where, are the Easter decorations?

This year buttons saved Easter.



A few strands



of speedy button threading



and there was consensus that now our house is definitively Easter-



ISH.

Someone has posed an Easter Chick at the base of the Easter tree.



He’s doing his level best to be convinced.

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PS. MAY YOUR EASTER BE SLATHERED IN DRIPPING-WITH-BUTTER HOT CROSS BUNS AND GET-TOGETHERS AND HUNTINGS OF THE CHOCOLATIEST KIND!

31 comments:

Jenny from Ohjoh said...

That is still one funky chicken!
Happy chicken & eggy time to you and yours!

Little Gumnut said...

oooh it's lovely!! May I pin it??

trudi@maudeandme said...

Oh that is one stylish easter tree.Wouldn't mind pinning it to my easter board - if it is okay too?

Tammi said...

Liking your style lady :)
Have a great chocolate feast.
x

ellie said...

I love love love love love love LOVE this tree. Can I copy... well, I probably won't, but I'm "highly influenced by it".
We've got glitter all over our house - probably in the beds too, and in the car - from the school Easter hat parade making this past week.
I'm sending my family away and staying home for Easter weekend on my own. Thinking I need to do some me Easter crafting.

flowerpress said...

Come on Easter chick, everyone can see its fabulous!

teddybearswednesday said...

All I can say is thank goodness for an absent minded mother you can't remember where the special easter decorations are, so we get to see wonderful creations like this.
xo
PS I think you've got wrong, I think Chick is looking up in amazement and awe- never having seen such a beautiful easter tree in his yellow felt life

Linda said...

I love your button Easter tree and that little chick staring up at the branches is just too beautiful!!
Wishing you a wonderful Easter.
Warmly
Linda

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

As always , you've come up trumps . That's a wonderfully stylish paastak !

Mrs Smith said...

Happy Easter, darls! Much butter and chocolate too you and yours, love G

Jules said...

So pretty- and suitably autumnal for us in the southern hemisphere! Your eye is wonderful.

xx

Magic Bean said...

Ok. At some point in my life, I am going to be copying your tree in some way. But I will direct all credit it for it your way. Hope that is ok with you...
Enjoy the buttery hot crosses and muchest chocolate. Ax

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

More awesomeness - you are so great. You know I love the E!!

tamaraerbacher said...

Right so I'm loving your easterish stuff - Happy Easter. xx

Maxabella said...

The button tree looks good for any time of year... the little birdie just makes it a lovely Easterish kinda thing. I'm not 'doing' Easter. It's my chillax holiday. x

june at noon said...

Here's my solution: I don't decorate. :) I do like your tree, think it would be good any time of the year for some color. :)

Cinnamon said...

In reading your post, I am now realizing I completely forgot about our Easter tree and the handmade decorations that go along with it. Dang it. Think I'll go eat a Peep.

p.s. I like the button strands for every day decor. I feel a crafty session coming on.

The Stubborn Knitter said...

I love your Easter tree!!! It looks amazing. I might have to make one, too.
Have a fabulous Easter.

Kristina

~ Laura said...

I love how bright and happy your tree is!! It's perfect for Easter as well as the rest of Spring...heck, Summer, too, really!! :) The little chickie looks convinced to me!! :D

A Peppermint Penguin said...

Glad to see the chick made a reappearance! Mine has been out and about too. I even made a couple of new (legless) ones. One is in Yorkshire and the other in China now. Had to be legless to ensure getting through Chinese airport security!

One more to go, bright blue, and legs.

I suppose it would be pointless to suggest that you have an Easter decoration hunt instead of for eggs?

It looks very colourful whatever the tradition!

emma @ frog, goose and bear said...

More creative marvelousness from you Tania! This one looks so good u can just keep it up all year and then you'll know just where it is for next year. ;)

Michelle said...

Have a lovely easter, lovely lady.

mel @ loved handmade said...

It's perfect, good thinking! We're drowning in butter smothered hot cross buns & chocolate here..and loving every minute!

mel @ loved handmade said...

It's perfect, good thinking! We're drowning in butter smothered hot cross buns & chocolate here..and loving every minute!

Rachel said...

I believe that it the prettiest little tree I ever did see! Very clever.

elizabethm said...

I love the chick and he or she looks remarkably like the ones we have wandering round up here on our hillside. I have never got into Easter trees for some reason but I may have to reconsider.

tea with lucy said...

happy easter tania (creativity seriously oozes from your every pore).

{the stick insects post below had me in stitches}

rachel xo

Stomper Girl said...

That's lovely, that is. Good on you for saving the Easter decorating with fabric, pva and buttons. I had never even thought that Easter was an occasion I needed to dress up the house for, and the jury's out on whether I take that on board. If it involves peeling glue skin off my fingers though, I reckon I might!

Happy Easter to lovely you and your lovely family x

Duyvken said...

Oh how I love those chicks, that little yellow fellow is so full of personality!

Posie Patchwork said...

Happy Easter clever sticks, love Posie

Arnoldo L. Romero said...

This is a really clever idea!