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Friday, April 15, 2011

Easter Decorating and Friday Night Sew In

I spent yesterday at home doing a little decorating for Easter.
I haven't done this in the past but I called in to one of my very favourite shops on Wednesday to buy a couple of little gifts for a friend's twin granddaughters.  The shop is called Sparkle T and it is in Rosanna in the north of Melbourne.  It is full of the cutest bits and pieces you could ever dream of finding and I could not resist buying some sweet little decorations.
Everything is really affordable.  For example the adorable little painted eggs were 50c each and the darling bird houses $3.
Could you resist these cuties?  They even came filled with delicious chocolate eggs, all for a few dollars each.
I plan to stitch some cute little felt additions in the week or so up to Easter.  I was inspired by this amazing blog - Creative Breathing.
Two free patterns I particularly love are Cottontail Ornament
and the Easter Penny Rug.
 My plan is to make a swag of pink gingham suffolk puffs and dangle Easter decorations, one from each puff.

I also spent some time getting ready for tonight's Friday Night Sew In with Heidi at Handmade by Heidi.  Why not sign up too, it's always lots of fun and there are great prizes to win.  I was Number 117 when I signed up and I love the feeling that I am part of this large happy group who sign up to sew together for an evening.

I'm off to spend the day with my two wonderful friends, Andrea and Rachelle in Healesville.  I can't wait to play with Rachelle's three adorable little donkeys again,

and see how much Andrea's darling granddaughters have grown. 

 One final little picture today. A beautiful vintage picture of a gorgeous hydrangea for Bronwyn's Floral Friday.  The image came from another one of my very favourite blogs - The Graphics Fairy



  1. I love your Easter decorations. Mine are packed away in a box, I'll have to get them out this weekend. Those little donkeys are so sweet, and your vintage hydrangea picture is beautiful.

  2. Your home is looking very festive - love the birdhouses! The donkeys are too sweet; I love donkeys - and those darling little girls! I hope you enjoy your day hon, and get lots done for FNSI!

  3. Lots of pretty things today! I think the birdhouses are my favourite! Have a lovely day at Healesville- could be a sunny Melbourne day!

  4. I love all your Easter ornaments especially the little bird houses. I am going to have a look at the Esater penny rug.

  5. Beautiful Easter decorations! 'See' you at the FNSI!

  6. What sweet little decorations. The birdhouses are so cute. The hydrangea pic is lovel. It looks like a 'botanical' watercolor.
    Have fun today. Looks like the weather should be much nicer today. Give those darling donkeys a pat from me.

  7. Mel i love how you are decorating your home for easter and i love all the trinkets,i want to decorate my home now but i might start making easter things now and be ready for next year,well done your home looks great.

  8. Your Easter decorations are very sweet. Love them all. I can't choose a favourite. Have fun today with your friends.Those donkeys are so cute

  9. Beautiful Easter decorations at perfect prices. I'm going to check out that link too. Three donkeys, lucky owners, I've always wanted a donkey! I was thinking about my favorite flowers in the shower this morning (all ones I can't grow in Perth but I do have black thumbs) & hydrangas are my number 1. The first thing I will plant when I move somewhere cool. Lovely post! Tracee xx

  10. Lovely posting - I enjoyed it all...

  11. Lots of Pretties today Mel, your decorations are delightful, and I love those Donkeys, hope you had a fun day. Love R.

  12. How beautiful! someday I will have time to decorate. I do have outfits for the children, finally!

  13. Hi Melody. Your Easter display is delightful. Love all the little pieces you have collected. Sounds like an interesting shop.
    Have a lovely time sewing.

  14. Lovely seasonal decorations Melody. Hope you had an enjoyable Friday night Sew in... It is fast approaching our Friday night now and I will think of you as I do a spot of sewing, or knitting. Have a lovely weekend.

  15. Love all the Easter decorations! Very Nice!!!



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