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easter morning

April 4, 2013

the other morning, we celebrated easter.  the bunny did come to visit.  i was hoping we could move in the direction of the root children, in celebration of the beginning of spring.  but, the bunny won.  somehow, without any fanfare from us, adelaide was already asking when the bunny was going to visit.  and this is coming from the girl who has never watched tv.  who could she have been influenced by?  for me, this was a lesson in trying your best, in spite of the world.  i wanted to stay away from the commercialism and make easter a moment of renewal.  i wanted to celebrate the changing of seasons and the idea of new life and rebirth.  the root children are perfect for that.  mother earth wakes them up, they put on their colorful dresses and parade their beautiful flowers up to the surface of the earth.  but, the bunny won.

it was a lovely morning.  a little trail of watercolor painted egg confetti led the way to the basket.  inside were mama made things, and books and a few simple ostheimer figures.  i’ve never been big on candy, but a few out of the ordinary treats couldn’t hurt.

we had wanted to create our own wet felted easter eggs, but the hand dyed roving didn’t arrive in time.  it was held up at customs as it was an international shipment.  and so, i opted for plastic baggies at the last minute.  a little undesirable, but there will always be next year.

this week, in celebration of the arrival of easter and spring, we’ll whip up those wet felted eggs any way, and save them for the seasons to come.

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hand made mama doll

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bolga basket from baskets of africa

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ostheimer wooden figures from the wooden wagon

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adelaide is reading ‘spring’s sprung’ by lynn plourde

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marshmallow kisses by linda crotta brennan

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mama made squishy waldorf dolls with hoods.  supplies from weir dolls.

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pattern is girl’s cap sleeve spring shirt by shellee floyd

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yarn is twisted from blue moon fiber arts.  this colorway is lucky.

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adelaide’s cap sleeve shirt is knit in malabrigo rios, colorway english rose.

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all knitting notes can be found on my ravelry account.  joining nicole this week for kcco.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Karen Rodriguez Kruzel permalink
    April 4, 2013 8:39 am

    Wonderful, Lauren. Truly, truly heartwarming. I love you. –Aunt Karen

  2. Mia permalink
    April 4, 2013 12:04 pm

    gosh just look at those cutie pies. beautiful!

  3. Lesley permalink
    April 4, 2013 3:58 pm

    I wonder if the girls realize how lucky they are.

  4. April 8, 2013 9:35 am

    This is all perfection :) I miss you guys tremendously. We will come visit soon, I promise.

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