Friday, 21 March 2008

miracles of easter...

The Reva Girl's easter bonnet was a big surprise (to me) and a great success, thanks to the amazing partnership of herself as designer and Mr. G (or "Mr. Genius of Millinery Engineering" as I call him these days) as main agent of construction...



Meanwhile we blew some eggs during the week and got painty today...I just had to share this creation of 2 year old Ms Bester...faberge it ain't!



When I saw her ladling the paint on I sucked my teeth and announced "it will never dry"...I was upstairs sometime later when I heard much excitement and commotion below me...rampant scampering, crazy yelping until finally I could discern them shrieking "it's a miracle...it's a miracle..."(or "mirashel"as announced by the painter herself)...yes readers...the paint had dried...

We are off to "the country" tomorrow for Easter, to that part of "the country" where sub zero temperatures and lots of snow are forecast...hmm, should make for an interesting egg hunt on Sunday morning...

have to say I am quite overwhelmed by the number of comments to the last post, in the nicest possible way of course...I've enjoyed reading them all so much...will be back on Monday or Tuesday to draw the winner...leave a comment to this post and I'll enter you too...

in the meantime, enjoy your eggs

10 comments:

Jen said...

Oh my goodness, those are both so funny. The bonnet is a riot--is there a lever inside to make the rabbit hop up?

And the mirashel is truly awe-inspiring.

Hope you have a lovely Easter!

Meridian Ariel said...

love the bonnet.. as for doing eggs well I have told my son we would do some hard boiled eggs to paint with food colour... i do not want to know what would happen if we tried to do blown eggs... dear god the mess...

Happy Easter!

Helen said...

Children's crafts are so much fun! I love that egg painting - I have a two year old who is similarly enthusiastic with paint! Have a lovely Easter weekend. x

dottycookie said...

That is a brilliant hat - the bunny is a stroke of genius!

We did the whole painting on blown eggs thing too - and were rewarded with a similar mirashel! My bowl of eggs is growing bigger every year as the little ones paint more and more and I can't bear to throw them away ...

Things Hand Made said...

We had a similar " it will never dry" moment with papier mache. I love it when they prove me wrong!

Ali said...

Top hat! It'll be an Easter mirashel if they get me outdoors for an egg hunt tomorrow. It's snowing for goodness sake!

Let's just gloss over the fact that we are going camping in 2 weeks.

Katy said...

bloomin heck - that man is a genius, he truly is!!!
Miss Bester's egg looks much nicer than any faberge I've seen...much nicer indeed.

How was the COuntry? It's cold and snowy in this bit of the Country. Not ggod for egg hunts!

Katy said...

bloomin heck - that man is a genius, he truly is!!!
Miss Bester's egg looks much nicer than any faberge I've seen...much nicer indeed.

How was the COuntry? It's cold and snowy in this bit of the Country. Not ggod for egg hunts!

Ravenhill said...

This overloaded egg made me laugh because my son does the same thing! It is hard sometimes not to interfere isn't it!? Your blog is so full of fun and cheer!
-Emily

showyourworkings said...

That hat is classic! Very funny, you had an Easter mirashel, sweet :)