Tuesday, February 26, 2008

New Easter Kits!

Hey there, Sweets! I just HAD to pop on here and show you two kits that I FINALLY got the prototypes made for and got listed in my etsy shoppe! Oh my...I have had these kits on the brain since literally before Valentine's Day. I'm so excited to share them with you!

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!

Now if by chance you are not the type that wants to put this kit together and would rather purchase the box as you see it in the photos, made by me, just let me know and that can be arranged!

These kits are in my etsy shoppe if you should "need" one....and there's more pretties coming soon! I'm a freaking machine!!!! hehe!

Off I go for a late birthday dinner. Hubby is slaving away in the kitchen making some yummy treats for me! And can you believe, besides dinner there is a variety of lovely cheeses, wines and even mint 'n' chip ice cream! Without James, I swear I'd live on cold cereal...
Oh and if you want a good (sweet, sentimental) cry...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtOy8R01fTA

Have a wonderful evening.



Fete et Fleur said...

Happy Birthday Cheryl!! I hope you had a wonderful day! Your little kits are adorable.

Hugs! Nancy

Just Between Us Girls said...

Dear Cheryl,
OOOh your kits will be an astounding hit. I just know it. So much fun for the avid crafter or even novice. Great idea.

I am happy the children are having fun together...you need a break from the entertainment run.
Have fun whatever you do.
Love and hugs,

Sugar Bear said...

Those are just adorable! Great job.

twinkleshabbystar said...

EEEEKKKK!!! Your bunny kits are just the sweetest thing ever! The little tiny bunnies make my heart just melt!!! :)
Have a FABULOUS birthday dinner with hubby! Cheese, wine, and mint chocolate chip ice cream. YUM! A man after my own heart!!!! Birthday hugs and kisses! XOXO

Loving My Life said...

These are sweet!! Oh the barbie dvd we have it to so if you want to sing I can sing with you!! I think it is a sweet movie too and we have about 5 barbie dvds and they all are just as sweet!! Oh and yeah crying again!!

Sandy said...

Those easter kits are adorable girl! BTW, in my last post I mention how I named my Blythe Sarafina after the cat in Princess & The Pauper. I LOVE that movie and listen to the CD in tha car with the kids all the time! Hugs!Sandy

Missy said...

Happy Birthday! I love birthdays! SO FUN! I'm with you on hating Barbie... Bratz too for that matter... but the movies really are very sweet! And Barbie always starts out telling you that you can be anything you want to be afterall!!! LOL! And I LOVE the kits! I'm sure you will sell tons! Little vintage flocked things are my new favorite must haves!!

Anonymous said...

Simply beautiful!

Lori said...

Happy Birthday Cheryl!!! Cute Easter goodies! Is that littl basket plastic or milkglass? It's so precious! Lori

She'sSewPretty said...

Those kits are adorable. I am dying to find some time to make something!

FrostingsNSparkles said...

Happiest of Birthdays!!! Those bunnys are just the sweetest, so wonderful :)

Allison said...

Just beautiful Cheryl!

Also, a belated Happy Birthday!!!