This is my favorite time of year! I just love it! My favorite flowers are tulips and I love seeing them pop up everywhere! When my husband was in graduate school at George Washington University We lived in Arlington Virginia just outside DC. In fact, the then Vice President Al Gore lived about 4 blocks away from us. How did we know this? One Easter afternoon Ted and I and our 3 kids went for a walk. We saw a kid riding his skateboard. We said hi to him and my husband asked him his name. He almost rolled his eyes in exasperation as he said, "Al Gore Jr.". We had heard the VP lived near us, but now we knew exactly where. He had red sauce on the corner of his mouth and my husband asked him what he had for dinner. (Remember. It's Easter Sunday). Al Gore Junior then confessed that he had eaten pizza for dinner. That's right. The Gore family had pizza for Easter dinner. I was kind of surprised. I guess I pictured them having butlers and maids serving them a seven-course meal in a fancy shmancy dinning room with a big loooooong table . HAHAHA. Spring in Washington DC is GORGEOUS!!!! EVERYTHING blooms there! The cherry blossoms, azeleas, dogwoods etc! My favorite bloom of all though, was the tulips. Back in 1963 Lady Bird Johnson set out to beautify Washington DC and let me tell you...she succeeded! There are tulips everywhere. Not just a couple here and there, but solid tulip patches in parks and in the triangles on the roads. Yep, Loved the spring in DC.
I wanted to share the baskets I made to give to the ladies I visit teach. I love making little gifts for my friends!!! It really does make me happy to take them a little something now and then.
I made the baskets using the Cricut Wrap It Up cartridge. (One of my very favorites!) I cut it at 11 inches. I used a glue gun to glue the tabs together. Glue and glue dots just weren't holding. As for the bunny pick- I used a skewer and cut the bunny from Holiday Cakes. I think I cut the bunny at 3 inches. I popped the top layer up with some foam squares. For the paper and ribbon I used the Day Dreams collection from American Crafts.
I entered this on the challenge over at BBTB2. There are some really cute projects over there. Check them out.
Come back soon,