Thursday, March 25, 2010

Craftin' Fool

I found a paper mache' box in my craft supply and decided it was time to do something with it.
I covered the lid with lavender paper and the bottom with darker lavender, then, decoupaged some flowers that I cut out from printing paper that I had, then, I poked holes in it and threaded it with purple ribbon. Perfect for Easter ~


printed out some images of several Beatrix Potter characters
- aside from Peter Rabbit, of course - were Benjamin Bunny, Squirrel Nutkin, Jemima Puddle-Duck, and Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle. Including, Jeremy Fisher, Tom Kitten, Samuel Whiskers, Ginger and Pickles. Her "two bad mice" were called Tom Thumb and Hunca Munca. And, of course, the mischievous Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail. I cut them separately and glued them to some poster board, punched a hole on top and again, threaded each one with different pale ribbon. And now I have Easter ornaments for my Easter tree ~

and when I get around to it...I'll take some pics of the Easter/Spring tree, so stay tuned. BTW, I love Beatrix Potter so much that when Raquel was born, her nursery was decorated from ceiling to floor in Potter decor.....and I wasn't even trying to

Oh Yeah..and I found these little birds at the dollar store..2 for 1 dollar. They were a drab gray so I first painted them purple, then applied some crackle stuff and painted over them with white so the purple could show through. I found some glitter in my craft storage and put them on the wings. They are now sitting on my front porch table...

right now I'm in the middle of stamping on fabric..I'm not sure about it yet...I'll let you all know......I get like this sometimes where I can't I got a craftin' itch, so I gotta go for it when the get'ins good..then I'll be a slug for a while...


  1. Genius! Isn't Hunca Munca the subject of an Elvis diddy? Keep up the crafting mania while your muse is in overdrive. The results are cuter and more prolific than a warren of rabbits! ~ Angela

  2. it's nice to take some time and pretty plain things up a bit....the play time is fun and therapeutic as well!

    ciao bella
    have a great night....
    such happy, groovy music here on your blog!!! I'm tappin' my toezies!!!


  3. Your tags are darling and can't wait to see that tree.
    I have stamped on fabric and burlap (have one of my blog on a pillow) and it turned out great. Used fabric paint and stencil or a stamp.

  4. You have some great goodies and crafts going there. You are ahead of the game.

  5. HEY BUN BUN - haven't left any comments in a while but always read your blog. P.S. YOUR LOOKING QUITE GOOD IN YOUR NEW PIC.

  6. Cute bird! Can't wait to see the spring tree.

  7. I really love the box and the tags, they are gorgeous!!

  8. Oh Bunny....this is way too cute...I love it all. You too, hey? I love Peter Rabbit and all his buddies. Have you seen the movie Miss Potter? Gorgeous photography and an endearing love story. Please see it.


  9. Wow Bunny, you are on a roll. Great stuff here! Can't wait to see your Easter try. I'm still sorta in slug mode but slow but sure trying to change that. Will do more decoupage canisters since they are spray painted and waiting to be prettified! Hope you are having a great day! Keep crafting. :) Tammy

  10. oops ... tree, not try ... :/

  11. Your tags are beyond cute...I think I must have had some kind of Beatrix Potter bits and bobs when I was very young, because I love them too...have you ever read her life story? Fascinating woman...very stubborn, very creative, very much a creative genius ...

  12. Hi Bunny - I too am in education and have been reading so many blogs while on spring break (and stuck inside with allergies-yuk) that I can't remember how I wandered to your blog! Anyhow, I've loved reading, and seeing - your crafts - thanks for sharing!

  13. Gee you've been a busy little bunny these days haven't you?!? ;-)

  14. Hi Bunny: You are just a crafting machine. Love the bird, too cute! I need to start crafting for Easter gifts myself. I am a little behind! Blessings, Martha

  15. Hi, Bunny,
    You have certainly been busy, and I am loving all of your wonderful crafts. The box is just shouting spring, love that purple color you used on it and the flowers. I love the affect you got on your birds after painting them. Your Easter tree will look so cute with those Beatrix Potter characters. Thank you for sharing your lovely creations with us. Have a happy weekend, my friend! Vicki

  16. Oh.... so much fun stuff you are working on! So glad you are in the in the crafting mood.
    It's all beautiful!
    I'm just the opposite from you right now. I'm in the gardening mood. I've got a lot of yard work to do.


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