Trick or Treat? No - Easter Witches!


Image by Sasha from her blog Squashed Tomatoes


The day that adorable little Easter Witches walk the neighborhoods in Sweden asking for treats and giving hand made Easter cards in return.

It is officially Skätorsdag (Maundy Thursday) in Sweden - in fact by now the day must be nearly done. Certainly all the little witches are safely home and enjoying their loot!

Another Treat From my E-mail - "Punched Tin" Butterflies From Dollar Store find!


Just look at these beautiful butterflies! Seeing these show up in my e-mail in January made my whole month! (And made taking down my beloved Christmas tree much easier!)

The pictures you are about to see were sent to me by Donna Bridy - a reader from the east coast who had written me last summer with questions about making my tin butterflies - where to get the beads, what materials would be best suited for the children in her parochial school....

Please Help Me With Suggestions for Art and Craft Books for Children


Some of you might remember that I have two very creative young friends Sophia and Antonio - they are my borrowed grandchildren - the children of very dear friends of ours. Whenever possible, I try to arrange a crafty play date!

Easter Link Eye Candy


Easter Eye Candy? Absolutely! Just sharing a few favorites from my bookmarks.

A few free tutorials, and really awesome offerings from shops - ALL beautiful eye candy guaranteed to put you in the mood for Easter!

And just so you know, you are seeing these lovely images thanks to the generosity of the artists - all of whom have given permission for me to share them with you.

Three Ways to Color Easter Eggs Using One Completely Natural Dye

Greek, Estonian and Russian Easter Eggs

Maybe I should have named this post - An Ode To An Onion Skin!

All of these lovely Easter Eggs - dyed using nothing more than yellow onion skins! How much more natural can you get?

Recently I came across three ways to color eggs for celebrating Easter - Estonian, Russian and Greek! And they all employed the same exact dying agent - yellow onion skins! You know me! I had to try them all. And THAT was too much fun!

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