Friday Fun- Prim Easter Chicks

Hiya Crafty Friends! Happy Friday!

Thought we would have a little fun today, and I would share a different kind of project with you. You all know I love my papercrafts, but I’m sure it comes as no surprise that I am pretty crazy about fabric projects, too. With Easter just a little over a week away, I’ve been making lots of silly sweet spring things. And today, I thought I’d share my latest with you.

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The girls and I made this cute little prim chick in a basket during our last crafty play date. I made up the pattern, and then we went to town with the fabric, paint, and glue. Isn’t it cute? I am such a sucker for these types of primitives…. no big secret there!

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One thing I always love about craft day is how different each of our projects turn out. I used a soft calico-print fabric for my chick, and added a light wash of paint to create that old worn look that I love so much. The girls all used different fabric for theirs, so each chick was truly one-of-a-kind. Best thing? My little Missy Nik was off from work that day, and was able to join us for crafts.

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So now we have two sweet little chicks!

How cute is that?

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Thanks so much for stopping by, my friends! Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

AudOnes Prims Spring Shop

Hi sweet Friends! It’s a happy day for me, because today is the grand opening of my AudOnes Prims Spring Shop! I’m so excited to show you my new prims and folk art dolls that I’ve been secretly working on for spring, Easter, and even St. Patty’s Day. It’s always such a fun day for me when I get to share with you. Hope you enjoy my new little goodies!

Here’s a peek at what you will find.

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We’ll kick things off with some Easter treats.

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Easter needs chicks… and lots of bunnies, right?

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And how about some spring flowers?

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And then maybe some shamrocks for luck….

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This is just the start of what you will find in my new Spring Shop. I hope you will check it out! ( You can click here to shop now. )

Thanks for stopping by everyone! Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Nesting

Nik with Spring Nest

I have been a bit behind this year in my seasonal decorating. Easter is just two weeks away, and I’ve hardly done anything to prepare. This weekend, though, I was determined to change that, and with my little Missy’s help, we did haul up the Easter bins from the basement.  I still have some fluffing to do, but it’s beginning to look quite rabbity around here.

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This year, I am finding myself drawn to a simple, natural palette. I have so many brightly colored Easter things, but I seem to be craving the peaceful and soothing tones of nature more. And since I feel that decorating should follow your heart, I am keeping things calm, and quiet, and clean.

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I wanted to share with you all some of the sweet things I’ve been making on my weekly crafty play dates. Rustic little things that are making me smile. Last week, we were on a nesting kick.

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I really love how our nests turned out, and they were quite simple to make. This one was made from simple hemp and twine. We dipped the strings in a bath of glue and water, and then wrapped them tightly around a small balloon. After letting the strings dry overnight, you pop the balloon, pull it out between the strands, and then cut your string ball into two halves. We added handles made from real vine wrapped in wire.

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The eggs are real, too. My friend, Paige, keeps chickens, and these are from her hens. She carefully blew out the eggs and then we added flecks of paint in two different colors. It’s a bit hard to tell in the photos, but these eggs are the most beautiful light blue/green color. They come from her Easter Egger chickens, which lay the most amazing pastel colored eggs.

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I made another, smaller nest from the rusty wire we used on the handle. I just wrapped and wove, wrapped and wove, until I had a wee small nest.

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So we made one of those, too. 🙂

Happy Monday to you, my friends! Thanks so much for stopping by!