What on Earth has happened to Spring this year? It is the end of March and we a being forecast more snow for tomorrow!
I can’t bear it, the wet and gloom have an awful affect on my mood and I am longing for some bright Spring sunshine.
To counteract my bad weather blues I have been sprucing up my mantel for Easter! 🙂
Do you like my card? It was Mothering Sunday in the UK a few weeks ago and Emma drew me my first card (with quite a bit of help from daddy!) and I love it so much more than anything that could have been bought.
I have beautiful cheery daffodils in all the downstairs rooms right now in a bid bring some sunshine indoors. I have a serious lack of vases though so I tend to use other random household items, usually jugs, sometimes pretty mugs and often empty jars. I try to use the more unusual shaped jars like the coffee jar above for visual interest. I have prettified it a little by giving it a quick crochet jacket, made using a few lacy flower square motifs.
I’m also crocheting some little easter eggs. Every now and then I make one and add it to the jar. You might have noticed I’m shying away from pastel colours that I feel are often associated with easter, in favour of brighter, bolder colours that make me smile.
At the other end of the mantelpiece there are more lovely daffies in my favourite flower mug (thanks mum!). They were looking lonely though so I crocheted a little Easter Bunny and dressed him up in matching ribbon. I love love love him!
All that was needed was a new print for the wall. I decided it should be a piece of scripture for Easter and settled on Matthew 28:6 NIV. “He is not here; he has risen, just as he said.” I designed an 8×10 print based on this and hung some bunting underneath. The bunting was some I made last year for Emma’s first birthday.
All in all I think it’s quite a lovely way to bring some spring/easter cheer into our home. Quite honestly I can’t not smile when I see it, it makes me extremely heart happy 🙂
I hope you are all finding a little spring sunshine somehow too!
**I’ve just caught up with the news, I hope if any of you are in the north of the UK you are managing stay warm and safe in the horrific snow!**