Wednesday, 8 April 2009


You might be wondering what on earth I have been up to!

Well... yesterday was our Tuesday craft morning...

Near the end of the morning (after we'd finished the more serious bit, which I'll tell you about later) we were given a large Easter Egg and told (by my mum) to... ' make it an Easter bonnet and give it a face.'

Have you ever rolled around laughing so much,with tears in your eyes?

I do, frequently!

Don't you just love our efforts?LOL!

Mine was the one on the lhs as you look at the picture.

I tried to make mine 'demure and ladylike'!!

It was my sister's which had me in stitches!....
How brilliant is this...!!

Meanwhile whilst our backs were turned..

We each had an Easter gift in our place when we arrived....

And we settled down to learn the art of Kirigami

Kirigami is a variation of origami where the artist is allowed to make small cuts in the paper.

In traditional origami, papercutting is strictly prohibited.

Mum had found a set of books in David and Charles, recently.

They were graded in stages of difficulty

We rather enjoyed this !

But the real 'stars' of the day, of course were...

So, if you or your children are bored over the Easter know what you can do, don't you ?!!

Have fun!



LissyLou said...

They are fab, very funny. It sounds like you have a lovely time. I'd love to do something like that when my kids are abit older. What lovely gifts you got too. x

Shabby Chick said...

Hee hee, they are fun! Not sure the eggs would last long enough in this house but I love those :)

Mel xxx

Floss said...

Thanks very much for BOTH tips - the boys would have a real laugh decorating the eggs, especially with friends. But they would also be intersted in kirigami - Son 1 adores origami, and Son 2 is a dab hand with the scissors whenever we need Christmas snowflakes, so I think I'll have to find them some info about kirigami next time they're bored. I hope you continue to enjoy your Easter season!

Menopausal musing said...

Wonderful fun had by all, by the sounds of it. I feel like I learn something new on nearly every visit to your blog. X

Shirl said...

Gosh, it seems like forever since I been over to visit you!

Love the eggs and the cards are gorgeous. What a lovely subject, I think that's something Dee and I would enjoy ... :0)

thriftymrs said...

They wouldn't have lasted long enough for us to decorate them around these here parts. We are the choccie scoff monsters!

Bobbie Lynn said...

Those Easter egg are too cute. Very crafty Sal. Have a wonderful week and Happy Easter too.

twiggypeasticks said...

Love the eggs Sal, I've never heard of kirigami, the results are very pretty.
Twiggy x

The Weaver of Grass said...

The egg with the yellow hat is tremendous - all this craft work makes me envious.
It reminded me once of a competition at a craft group for who could make the best hat out of newspaper - some of us spent about half an hour fiddling about with paper clips, scissors etc. The winner just scrunched up one sheet of newspaper and the result was fantastic. Some people just have the knack. Hope that easter bunny lounging on the plate is just resting, rather than being eaten!

Josie-Mary said...

Fantastic, very funny!!! I like your Easter gifts, I came home to find my egg hidden behind my water butt.... nice to still get Easter eggs from my mum at my age.
Crafting looks very hard, you're very clever. :) x

silverpebble said...

Oh! It's eggy Ascot. Magic!

Lovely papery crafts too Sal x

thevintagemagpie said...

Hi Sal,

This looks like great fun! I'm going to get the kids to do this tomorrow! (I can't wait to do one myself!!) x

Cowboys and Custard said...

How did you resist the temptation to devour your egg before dressing it?
They are wonderful Sal...
Your little Easter fun reminds me of an Easter chick card that my son made when he was at nursery school and gave to his grandma... My mother accepted the card gratefully and then couldn't help giggling... I asked what was so funny and she pointed out to me that chick's don't have four legs!! I hadn't even noticed. I still have the card and it always makes me smile..
Michele xx