It all began when I started looking at vintage bisque dolls months and months ago. This led to vintage bisque animals and to my new fixation: vintage bisque BUNNIES. Oh my...they are just sooooo sweet. And with Easter coming I knew I'd find something sweet to do with them!
THEN I found these incredible vintage Easter egg "picks." I don't know what the eggs are made out of but they have this lovely "pearlescent" sort of sheen to them and are surrounded by the dearest little blooms. One had a crack in it but the rest are just perfect. I knew they were meant for something special but I wasn't sure what.
The next thing I found was a sweet little bisque basket, also antique, which I ordered all the way from Australia. I was shocked when it came and was so...well, tiny. I guess I didn't read the description well enough and imagined the basket being big enough to tuck Easter treats in, rather like the plastic baskets I have in my etsy shoppe. But I got over my surprise quickly when I realized this basket would be perfect with the little bunnies I had already started collecting.
And then it hit me. You girls know what I mean....I can just FEEL that certain elements are DESTINED to be something special but until that lightning bolt hits, I just line all the pretties up on my studio shelf, hoping for inspiration. And it came! The time to turn my inspiration into reality didn't come with it, however! You mamas know this very well, too, don't you? So today I was not gifted with hours of time to work on this. Instead, I decided it was time to give it to myself. Or steal it. Granted, Rachel and Andrew were unusually happy today, playing together...as if someone finally told them they would make good playmates for one another. Apparently this was a new idea??? But they rolled around on the floor together like chubby, happy little bear cubs, squealing and screeching for a good part of the morning. I must give Barbie's The Princess & The Pauper some credit for my work, as well. My friend, Kim, gave Rachel the DVD for her birthday the other day and I am really embarassed to admit that the number of viewings has officially gone over into the double digits. And despite my dislike for Barbie (that's another blog, Sweets), I have to admit this is a good movie with some lovely messages, sweet lessons and catchy tunes. In fact, I could sing you just about any of the songs if you'd like to hear them (please say no). So Barbie gets some creative rights to these kits, as well!
Here's Kit Number One:
And here's Kit Number Two:
Those are teensy flocked bunnies, Sweets! Vintage, of course!