Easter Decoration Tutorial and more …

I am posting a bit late today as the weather here in Devon has been just too beautiful to sit inside at a computer. Townie Husband was here and we went for a walk round Snapes Point with Ben … I’ll blog about it on Notes from a Devon Village later in the week. But for the moment –
Just look at the stunning yellow colour of the gorse. And the smell of coconut was wonderful. Why DOES gorse smell of coconut I wonder?
And here are some REAL spring lambs. Ben was securely on his lead, but that mother ewe wasn’t taking her eyes off us until we were safely through the gate into the next field. Our house is just the other side of the estuary – so close as the crow flies, but about 10 miles by the time you’ve driven around all the little creeks and inlets.
Luckily, although I’m late blogging, I’d taken inspiration from all the spring flowers beginning to appear earlier in the week. I was also inspired to dig deep into my scraps basket when I read a post on Sal’s Snippets about her love of vintage fabrics and scraps. I am just the same and hardly ever throw any scraps away .. I just know they’ll come in handy one day.
So, with Easter soon to be upon us I decided to create an applique Easter decoration which I think would look great as part of an Easter display. I made mine as a hanging, but the design would, I think, look great made into a decorative cushion or incorporated into an Easter basket.
See how the yellow of the ric rac edging is the same yellow as the gorse we saw on our walk … so sunshiney and cheerful. I always think of yellow as the colour of spring … crocuses, daffodils, gorse and many more. Anyway, to return to my Easter Decoration, I’ve put it together as a free tutorial for you, just click here to download the pdf file. As always, if it doesn’t appear straight away, please be patient as I try to economise on bandwidth for free tutorials and patterns.
And finally … in keeping with my bunny obsession (as diagnosed by daughter last weekend)… I’ve changed my avatar for my Etsy shop where I sell some of my patterns and other stuff. Isn’t she lovely? She’s from a very old (out of copyright) children’s book and I just tweaked her a little bit.
One more week to enter the free draw for Benjamin … don’t delay!!

Sew long everyone! (groan).


I love the flowers, but I think my favourite sign of spring in your post is the picture of the lambs. How sweet!

We're still covered in snow here, but we've had quite a few above-freezing days so it's disappearing slowly but surely.


Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave.com in the Handcraft category today [17 Mar 12:53pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria


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