Easter Card Giveaway!

Easter is just a couple of weeks away so today we're giving one lucky commenter these three Easter cards. Leave a comment  on this post by 4pm PST (7pm EST) today. We'll pick one winner this afternoon and send out the cards tout suite so you get them in time for Easter.

Hop to it little bunnies!

*Update! You all are the funniest bunch of bunnies ever! Thanks for playing and for brightening our day with your witty comments. The winner today is Tammy! But be on the lookout for more giveaways here soon! And happy weekend everyone!

The Fabulous Mr. Finch

We just stumbled across the work of Mr. Finch, a textile artist from Leeds in Yorkshire, and were immediately enamored by his ethereal and whimsical creations.

Finch says he is inspired by British folklore, shape shifting witches, and moon gazing hares. We love that he believes the animals he creates come to life at night when everyone is sleeping.  It's no surprise that his creatures feel so magical.

He has had no formal training which is completely inspiring.


Love this sea horse...

This charming hare reminds us of the Velveteen Rabbit.

Check out more of his work here and here. You can pick up some of his pieces at his Etsy shop.


Easter Craft Projects

While we haven't had a chance to come up with a fun craft project for Easter yet we love seeing everyone else's projects popping up online. To celebrate the season here are some of our favorite Spring projects from around the web. Shown above are Moustache Easter Eggs from the blog No.2 Pencil. She uses a craft cutting machine to make the vinyl moustaches, but it would be just as fun for kids to draw them on the eggs with a Sharpie. Adding eyes and some hair would give these eggs even more personality.

How sweet are these marshmallow plush bunnies? They're like giant bunny peeps! You can find the full tutorial over at Dandelions & Lace.

You probably noticed we have a thing for circus characters around here. So we fell in love when we spotted this guy over on Etsy. Who wouldn't love this illustrated cup and matching wooden egg? He can be found in Sweet Bestiary's shop here.

How adorable is this burlap bunny table runner? We love the little bunny silhouette and the yarn cotton tail. You can find the instructions to make this sweet table runner over at Eclectically Vintage.

How could you go wrong with old school egg dying and stamping? We love the way these eggs look and it's such a simple project. Read more over on Lovely Indeed.

And finally we had to share one of our own projects. This is from our book Handmade Weddings, but it's the perfect project for Spring. You can download the template to make this spring wreath here.

Do you have any fun Easter craft projects you want to share? Leave us a link in the comments!

Inspired by Easter

It's almost Easter and we are definitely feeling inspired by all the spring craft projects, delicious brunch recipes, and adorable bunny things popping up all over the place. Here are a few of our favorites from around the web. These bunny cookies created by Baked Ideas are unbelievable. Who knew easter cookies could turn into works of art! They also sell the cookie cutters so you can make these beauties at home. (via Design Sponge)

How adorable are these handmade woodland bunnies? (Especially their backsides!) Etsy seller Sleepyking knows how to keep things festive and rustic chic.

Neon dip-dyed eggs are a fresh take on an old tradition. Instructions can be found here.

We're still swooning over these amazing glitter confetti eggs from Oh Happy Day. The full tutorial can be found here.

And don't forget about the Paper Flower Wreath instructions we posted a few weeks ago! It's the perfect project to spruce up your front door, just in time for Spring!

Kitty Andrews Millinery

Easter bonnets and spring have put us in the mood for millinery, and we are agog at the extravagantly sculpted, yet surprisingly affordable offerings from Kitty Andrews.


If you prefer something a little more understated, perhaps a pillbox:


The one on the left would be a delightfully demure, mod alternative to a veil, no?

And wouldn't this be just decadent to wear to a Derby party:


Enjoy more gorgeous designs this season on the Kitty Andrews Millinery site.

Lucky Friday Week #9

Now onto the ninth edition of our weekly feature: Lucky Fridays! Each Friday we’ll feature one of our letterpress cards. Then we’ll choose THREE LUCKY WINNERS to get a free card.  Post a comment by 12 p.m. PST the following Thursday, and we’ll announce the winners on the following Friday!

The three winners from last week are (drum roll, please):

Allyson H, Budoh, and Wehaf!

Heather will contact you early next week to arrange sending your Retro Easter card.


Design: Clothesline Monkey

Artist: Eunice Moyle

Inspiration: We’ve all had moments feeling strung out or high and dry, and there is nothing so encouraging as having a friend drop us a line.

Who to send it to: One of your gang who likes to hang and monkey around, but who might need a little help getting his feet back on the ground.

Ideas we scrapped in favor of this one: We got so hung up on the clothesline idea, we couldn’t quite pin down any other options.

Our favorite detail: We could write volumes about the pathos of being pinned up beside a pair of tighty-whities, but we’ll keep it brief.

Why Letterpress? It’s very chic to have laundry beautifully pressed.

Don’t forget to add your comment and check back next week to see if you’ve won!