Mar 15, 2015

Gossamer Blue Blog Hop & giveaway

Welcome to the Gossamer Blue blog hop! This month left me rather stumped on an idea to feature. I thought about Spring, and Spring vacation and all of the craft projects I have on the agenda and then I remembered that Easter is just a few weeks away! The kids always want to know why the Easter bunny doesn't bring the grown-ups a basket so, rather than a traditional Easter themed project I wanted to take a traditional idea and put my own twist on it. The Easter Basket!  Sounds simple enough - usually filled with bright green plastic grass, candy and little toys but what would your Easter Basket look like now that you're all grown up?  

So, there's the inspiration: to create an Easter Basket filled with the things that I love right now!

Here's a quick list for what my basket would include: 

cute coffee mugs and plates
a tiny planted succulent
a collection of handmade cards or tags
a pretty garland
a giftcard to Starbucks (love their green coffee) 
some new washi tape
wooden beads and bottles of paint
some embroidery thread for making tassels
all in a great vintage milk glass bowl!

 The kids and I stopped into a local gallery over the weekend, this particular one is filled with rocks and glass works. (I now realize that anytime you take small children into a place with the word 'rare' in the title that it will induce a near panic attack!) The rocks were incredible - lots of cut and polished crystals to see. I thought it would be fun to make a small collection of cards using some of the left over paper that I had leftover from the March main kit. I cut the pieces into geometric shapes to mimic the quart spears we had seen in the gallery and sewed them along in a row. 

These cute coffee stamps can be found in the March life Pages kit!

What would we find in your Easter basket? 

I'm giving away one of the sewn fabric garlands! I used lots of little pieces of fabric - some found and collected, some new and a few vintage, all in pretty Spring colors. If you would like a chance to win the fabric garland that I made for these photos, leave a comment below on this post. I'll choose a winner at random on Tuesday. 

Thank you so much for dropping in! Be sure to check out these girls for more March inspiration today! 


Susie W. said...

Oh my goodness. I LOVE your "grown up" Easter basket! This is my first visit to your blog, but it certainly won't be my last. Your work is so inspiring. I want to go to my craft table immediately!

Jamie said...

I LOVE all the yummy goodness in your Easter basket:) The photos you take are amazing! Thank you so much for a chance to win your beautiful garland! It's gorgeous:)

Sydney said...

Your Easter basket is so fun! And that garland is adorable!

claudia shadler said...

such a neat concept! gorgeous abstract-esq themed cards! TFS!


Leah said...

you are so inspiring and I love that garland!

spread your wings said...

such happy colors... i would love to win your beautiful garland.

Dorothy C. said...

Beautiful Easter basket! Love the garland too.

Hilary said...

super cute! would love to hang this up in my apartment.

Unknown said...

I love how you include a bit of Vintage in all that you do!! I love your projects!! Thank you for sharing!! Your little vintage garland would be precious!!

Bonita Rose said...

i so love everything u do..... your style is so pretty and beautiful... loved this post!!!!

~kellyann~ said...

I love the idea of an adult Easter basket - your's hits on everything right down to the milk glass bowl!