I seem to be having quite a crafty Easter this year. I usually confine myself to a mad dash around the shops acquiring suitable chocolate novelties for my nearest and dearest but I’ve actually managed a bit of seasonal crafting this time round. It all started when Thea left a comment letting me know about the lovely Easter competition over on her Spoonful blog.
At first I just read about the competition and thought wistfully, I wish I’d known earlier as I just don’t have time to join in. Then I came over hopelessly optimistic and thought “I’ll just make time!” The challenge was to create something carrot-related to reward the Easter bunny. I resisted the Spoonful suggestion of making something from an actual carrot and went for an afternoon tea combo instead. I’ve embroidered an old-fashioned table mat with bunnies inspired by the shape of a mini cookie cutter, then added carrots with a little appliqué. Hemming the edge and getting it to stay flat was probably the fiddliest bit but a bit of strategic bullying with the point of the iron sorted it out. To set the mat ready for afternoon tea, I decided on Easter cupcakes topped with marzipan rabbits having their own carrot feast. (I shall probably need to feast on nothing but carrots myself for weeks after this as I scoffed so many marzipan off-cuts as I worked.)
I had real fun and can’t wait to see the other entries. The results will be posted on Good Friday. If you have chance to magically make a little time for yourself, there are still two days left to enter the competition. Hop over to Spoonful for all the details.