Saturday, 15 March 2008

Welcoming Eastre or Ostara Goddess of Spring........

How wonderful it is to welcome spring.....I have been busy making and making so that I had lots of nice presents for my family to celebrate the coming of springtime.
I have been so inspired by hares this year, they are an animal I love, they are rare and beautiful and full of power and grace. So once I had made an image that I liked I have printed it out onto both fabric and paper. I have then made some linen and blanket cushions which I embroidered with a ribbon for his neck, I then made some lavender sachets nice big fat ones that smell divine. I then made a hen image, because I adore hens and they are so lovely, so then I printed them both out onto paper and made some hanging's for my blossom tree, (the hangings were inspired by my friend Katie and the wonderful thing she makes). Then of course I needed some eggs (Marja inspired me to make these, thankyou sweet friend) so I covered some paper mache in fabric, some in paper ,and painted and sanded and stamped them. Then I made some really silly egg cosys, I had seen similar in a magazine last year so these are my own versions of the one's I had seen, fun I think.
I hope this post gives you a smile, I love to visit all of your lovely bloggs, please always feel welcome to visit me.
Hugs for a happy and fun weekend.


Marja Kristiina said...

You gifted, inspirational you!! These are all absolutely darling, especially the hare motif! I have to revert to my painting hobby, too, my oil paints have been at the back of a closet for three years...

Have a wonderful weekend, dearest friend!

Mangoli said...

I wish I could be that inspired for our home decoration for Easter here in france
your beautiful creations are very soothing and give me the smile you expected
Love your hare
I am glad I came across your inspirational blog
Have a nice week-end

Summer by the sea said...

The things you have made are just gorgeous, I love those hares and your tree hangings are so pretty - I look forward to reading more of your posts - Natalie x

les fifoles said...

You made wonderful things and your family is very lucky! I love the second picture, full of poetry. You remind me that I own a nice engraving of a hare. I'll show it on my blog soon. Have a wonderful week-end! Anne.

Hulda said...

Your sewing and other craft is lovely. :) I really like lookong at your blog.

Miss Maddie's said...

Smile, those little delights have hopped right into my heart.The paper ones delicately arranged on the blossom branches are heavenly!
The Goddess of spring will be pleased!(and so shall the lucky recipients of such darling gifts)
xo Susan

Ragged Roses said...

Wow you have been busy! I love all your spring creations, they are so fresh and original. I love your blossom tree too. Take care

Moderncountry said...

You are so talented Lynn!! Oh, I so adore everything that you make. And your tree is absolutely wonderful! What a pretty display...You are so right about the rabbits, they are full of power and grace. I have always wanted one, but I haven`t been able so far.
I think you are so kind, making presents for your family. I am certain that they will love everything.And I hope they will spoil you a bit too :))
Do you know, I really would have loved to talk a walk around your house. Every picture inspire me a lot, so thank you!

Have a truly great weekend my new blogfriend!
Warm hug from Aina

Donna said...

You have been Very busy!! These are so pretty...and I Love little bunnies!! Have a happy weekend!hughugs

Sherry ~ Cherie ~ ms. herbes de provence said...

I loved all these photographs -- the hares are charming and you make me feel "springy" and "Eastery"!!

Lilla Blanka said...

Hi Lynn!
Oh I love your easter-decorations, they are beautiful!
They are very original and so sweet :)
Have a nice weekend

Solstrimmor & Stjärnstrålar said...

Oh, you have been busy, so charming, lovely pictures.
have a nice weekend!


Thankyou so much for your comments, of course you can put me on your favorites! Its so nice to find poeple with similar interests. You are so talented! how I do wish I could paint and draw. I do so love the little quirky chicks - make your breakfast eggs so special!

Solange said...

what creativity! I love all the things you made Lynn. Your home seems to be full of easter decorations and it give me the ideas to also make something nice for my home.
Do you celebrate Easter at home or do you go to family?

enjoy your week and thanks for all the inspiration!


Ziakoko said...

Just found your blog for the first time-lovely ideas and beautiful photography- I'm really impressed!

Regina said...

Hi Lynn
What a beautiful Easter decorationen.
I love it all!!!
You are very talented!!!!
Have a nice week my friend!

Henna said...

I wish I had an ounce of your talent! All your eastercrafts are simply gorgeous! It is always a true pleasure to visit you blog and you are a wonderful inspiration!
My hands are better at the moment, but the ache is just moving to another part of my body :-/
But..I try to think of more enjoyable things..I see signs of life in my garden, the birds are singing and Easter is around the corner :-) A couple of extra days off from work!
I wish you wonderful week!

Warm hugs! Anne

Ottilias Veranda said...

Oh! You have been buzy like a bee! Wonderful easter ornaments! Love the hare! I´d better go and get my eggs together!!


FormerBlonde said...

oh my,, I found you via twiggypeasticks blog and what a wonderful find you are

I wish I was even a hundredth as gifted as you, thanks for sharing and will be back for more

Jo xx

Suzie Sews said...


Anonymous said...

Just wanted to say hello,I came across your blog via another one and bookmarked it because it is simply beautiful and so inspirational.
Have a lovely week.

Heli said...

Wonderful, beautiful, gorgeous works! These simply take my breath away! You really are extremely gifted, hope you admire it!

Take care!

Marja Kristiina said...

Hello my friend! The Scandinavian Easter witch (or hag) tradition is an interesting one and I suppose it's just a part of our folklore. I found the following bit on the interent:

"As is often the case with major holy days, certain superstitions were attached to Easter. People believed that witches were especially active and their black magic especially powerful during this week. Even in modern times people have believed that women who practise black magic ("Easter hags") were out and about practising their witchcraft."

Yesterday many children, including my 5-year-old, dressed up as Easter hags and went 'trick-or-treating' from door to door, reciting a particular Easter rhyme for the neighbors and receiving chocolate eggs as a thankyou in return. Cute!

Lee W. said...

Love the hare illustration- I need to find one like it! All of your creations are wonderful. I love the new banner too!

Rose said...

OOO HHH ... Wonderful ... it's a time of springtime !!
Your decoration are beautiful !!
a bientôt

Ulla said...

OH these are just wonderful!!! I love your drawings, so full of life and energy... and I like how you have done various things with the images and in different colors. Please say you'll make some more... I'd be first in line to buy one!

Henna said...

How are you my friend? The spring has stepped back a bit giving winter more space :-/
I hope that the lamp will be mine next week when it´s time for the monthly wages :-)
I had a day off from work today and the reason for that is in todays posting.

Keep smiling!

A hug from me to you... Anne

Sea Angels said...

Thankyou so very much for all your lovely comments, when you say such lovely things it brightens my day and gives me the confidance to try somthing new. I am thinking of making some items that I will sell, but it won't be until much later on in the year.
Easter hugs
Lynn xx

Mia said...

I just love your spring/Easter decorations, so pretty and so sweet. I too am fascinated by hares and by hens (I do have some live ones, hens that is, and they never cease to amuse me). Here is me wishing you a lovely Easter!

twiggypeasticks said...

gorgeous stuff as ever, you're so talented
Twiggy x

Vanilladreams and humblebees said...

I adore everything that you make!!!! I´m in love!!!!



Vanilladreams and humblebees said...

Hi ! thank you so very mutch! :)
Yes I have made them..
I have so many things I will tell you about your lovely works, but my english are not good so I can´t...

I´m going to start a Boutiqe and a web boutiqe soon... I wonder if you want to sell yor works in my shop!?

I´m so sorry about my bad English... hope you understand! :)


Little ol* Me said...

Oh Lynn, I absolutely adore all of your Easter lovelies and the way you've displayed them ... they are simply gorgeous!!

I do hope that you'll get the chance to make some more .. I'll definitely be standing in line (behind Ulla) to purchase a hare or two :)

Hope you have a lovely week!

Katie said...

I want everything you you know that?! I loooooooove the hare cushion with the little pink embroidered ribbon. You are such a TALENT!!!!!! wow!!

Heli said...

Hello again! Somebody asked you about buying your wonderful works. Later, when you make something for sale, will you tell about it in this blog or in "My work" -blog? I'm looking forward to be one of the first customers! For example, I'd like to buy those amazing hares and also your paintings.

Hem & Lyckas Mia said...

Beautiful pictures! I wish you a Happy Easter, hugs Mia

Sea Angels said...

Because of all your super comments....I have decided to have a give away for a sweet lavender hare, as a thankyou, please enter, and you may win XXX hugs

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Lovely, lovely things!
And the pink blossom is so pretty too.

The Nostalgia Fairy said...

Hi Lyn,
What beautiful creations, I too love hares and chickens.
Happy Eastre to you.

kristinco said...

J'adore les lapins et les poules sur ces bouts de tissu ... et tout devient magique !!!