Eggs and Bunnies

Cherry Blossoms

A darling old friend of mine asked me to make some Easter eggs and bunnies for her to give as gifts for Easter. The 2.5-inch egg bases are a paper mache with a cutout and are from the craft store. The needle-felted bunnies I made from scratch fit nicely inside, with a bit of colorful eyelash yarn that looks rather like Easter basket grass. Making these has been an exciting project and super fun, but also a little bit nerve-wracking. I mean, what makes me think I can paint well enough for someone else? (Hear that? Those are the Weasles of Doubt and Fear talking.) The above design is cherry trees in blossom.

Wildflowers: Daisies and California Poppies

Here is a kind of wildflower design, with daisies and California poppies.

Meadow with Butterflies

A low-key meadow with butterflies. This one isn’t quite as girly, in my opinion.


Here is one with red roses that wrap all the way around the egg.


A kind of stylized bamboo design, meant for a male recipient. Simple and elegant, I hope.


More butterflies and bearded irises, which are now in bloom.

English Garden

English country garden in spring, with azalea, Spanish lavender, and white Queen Anne’s lace.


Wisteria vines in bloom.

I also have two others that feature bright tulips and delphinium flowers. There are ten egg and bunny pairs in all. I am shipping them out to my friend today. I hope she likes them!

7 Responses to “Eggs and Bunnies”

  • xtyn
    April 18, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Those are lovely! I never cease to be amazed by your craftiness and good taste.


    • Sara
      April 20, 2011 at 3:56 pm

      Thank you, Xtyn!


  • rae
    April 19, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    you are incredible. and to think you doubt your painting abilities!! pshaw! the english garden is my fave (stunning!) but they are all delightful.


    • Sara
      April 20, 2011 at 3:44 pm

      Thank you, Rae, for your kind words! The eggs were so fun to paint!


  • Becca
    April 20, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    She will LOVE them, I’m sure! They are so beautiful! Thank you for visiting me and “Chocolate Eyes” and for your kind comments.



    • Sara
      April 26, 2011 at 2:53 pm

      Thank you, Becca, for your compliment on my eggs and bunnies. I was pleased to hear my customer did like them very much. Thank you for visiting me here!


  • jeanene
    April 27, 2011 at 11:16 am

    Hello Sara, you left me many sweet messages on my blog, thank you for visiting. I am enjoying your blog to. These sweet intricate designs of yours are lovely. Thoughtful easter treasures.


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