I have grand plans for how I want to celebrate Easter, at least as far as the egg hunt goes, so I wanted to start plenty early to make sure I got everything done. First off, Finn's getting old enough that I thought he might want an Easter basket, but the thought of buying another plastic basket makes me cringe. So I got a grand notion into my head that I'd crochet him one, without a pattern, of course, and well...I guess it will at least hold eggs. The basket, if you can call it that, has no shape and flops over at any chance it gets, but it's starting to grow on me.
The one thing I do love about Finn's new basket are the buttons I used to attach the handles. They are handmade buttons that Paul found at a local craft guild shop and tucked into my Christmas stocking. Now how can you dislike a basket with such fancy buttons?!
For a couple of weeks now, when I have a spare minute or two, I've been crocheting and needle-felting eggs of all colors. I've tried to do as many as possible when the kids aren't around because they become little beggars when they see my cute little Easter eggs. Hopefully, they will still be as fascinated come Easter.
And while I was needle-felting all those eggs, I noticed that my blog post count is climbing pretty high, and that in the next few days, I'll have 200 posts. 200!! I thought I'd celebrate my blogging perseverance by doing a needle-felted egg giveaway. That's right...all three of the eggs pictured below will be given away to one randomly drawn name from the comments of this post. So de-lurk now and comment!
Speaking of eggs, I also made this cute little spotted egg for our nature table and thought he needed a story to accompany him. My sweet husband wrote and illustrated a story card to sit with the egg on the nature table. Didn't he do a fantastic job?
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I'll draw a name from the comments on Saturday noon EST.