Friday, March 30, 2012

Fun & Frivolity

Two of my kids are in Easter Bonnet Parades at school tomorrow, they have been practising their songs and dance steps for weeks now and are just so excited. . . and today the eldest of the two asked that I make her a bonnet so that she wouldn't have to wear "plain old bunny ears" as if they were donated by the Easter Bunny himself!

Of course because Miss Seven wanted a bonnet, Miss Five needed one too!  So I was given pictures of what the end product should look like and the colours to be used. 

Luckily I picked a number of flowers that both girls could assist with - the origami tiger lilies and the rosette flowers were easy for them to fold.  I then involved them with gluing and glittering - of course there cannot be enough of that particular product and you will be delighted to know that the dining table is covered in Dazzling Diamonds. 

Thank goodness for the Sizzix Flower Folds die which worked a treat.  A few pieces of Kaleidoscope designer series paper from two seasons ago and the projects have more joins than the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

I usually make the origami lilies in topiary balls and can now tell class attendees that they are child's play - Miss Seven and Miss Five had no trouble at all with the simple fold and staple project.

Hip love


  1. Lovely, and now this puts a few comments from today into context :) Gorgeous job girls! And I'm sure you all looked hop-tastic!

  2. These are STUNNING Shanni. Your daughters are very lucky to have such a talented mother. saw this on MIM. Loz

  3. Hi Shannean

    What a fun project! The girls have done a amazing job with the flowers. And now every meal will be a "dazzling" affair at your place with your table likely to be sparkly for weeks, lol.

    Thank you for sharing this with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

  4. Wow, these are fab, what a great job!Saw you at MIM
    Jo x

  5. AMAZING! So bright and fun looking .
    The girls will wear them with pride ,I am sure .

  6. Saw your post on MIM and had to stop for a visit. These hats are marvelous!!Your girls are so fortunate to have such a thoughtful and creative mom. They will be the highlight of the Easter Parade. Happy Easter to all of you!!

  7. How pretty, Saw you on Make It Monday. Just had to stop in and let you know how pretty these are.
    Hugs, Heide


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