I know that one or two of you spotted this on FB yesterday evening, but for those of you that haven't seen it, I'm just stopping by today to share a little Easter treat idea that I had.
Like many of you I like to be inventive from time to time!
But before I show you, let me just say this...
Yes, I could have added more detail - even if it was only to lightly emboss the boxes.
But taking my time out of the equation, these are a little 'test piece' idea that I'm taking to sell for a very small profit margin on my craft stall this coming Saturday.
Am I looking forward to it? No...
Did I take up this wonderfully time consuming hobby with illusions of making money in any way, shape or form? No...
Do I think that my stuff is actually good enough to sell? (If I consider you to be a very good blog friend then I'll PM you and let you know after Saturday)!
And yes, of course I dread the idea of everyone walking by and ignoring me...
But it's given me a goal to work towards this past few months and to be perfectly honest, that's what I need.
Grief is a long, hard journey... and although my daughter is not dead, she is gone.
And that's so hard to bear some days.
... And crafting/craft shopping/sorting through my craft stash are the only things that seem to help.
Plus talking/messaging some of you who have been so very, very kind to me.
(You know who you are). x
I know that others of you may be uncomfortable with my grief and/or simply do not know what to say.
And yet others of you have your own difficult journey to walk through and like me, use blogging mainly as a distraction.
So as much as is possible I do tend to try and ignore it when blogging online.
That's why I took the decision to do the mini blog. It keeps it separate and saves me from having to explain or apologise yet again as to why I'm so infrequent with my blog posts or repaying your kindness if you've been kind enough to stop by and leave a comment.
But I don't want to pretend either...
Especially when it's relevant to what I'm 'talking' about.
So... I guess I should show you these little treat boxes?
I did come up with a few alternative design ideas that I've also made to sell on Saturday - but this was my favourite by far.
But just to give you a few more ideas, a well placed die cut 'bow' or some punched/die cut 'grass' work equally well as deterrents to stop bunny from falling out of the box!
As these are pretty straightforward to make, I won't include any 'how to' details other than to say that I used a Sizzix Bigz/Where Women Cook 'Cake Pop' die for my boxes...
but I will share this idea over at The Playground as
a) I've used up some of my craft scraps/'snippets'
b) I'm wanting to try and get a 'gold shiny star'.
Of course, these super bright and shiny gold star's are very rare and therefore very hard to come by, so I may have to try even harder next time.
But I will keep trying...
I just hope that The Playground cat (Parsnip, to those of you that know him) doesn't scare the bunnies away!
Speaking of which, I had the fright of my life early last Friday morning...
To make a long story short, I went to feed the bird's just before leaving to go food shopping rather than after (as I normally do). After all, it is finally getting brighter earlier in the morning's now.
The bird food is stored in the garage. It was about 6.45am.
Who did I not notice at all, sitting in a bag of Suet Pellets, completely unaware that it was well past the time that they should have been tucked up in bed?
Well a little Wood Mouse of course!
The first I knew of it being there is when it jumped about a foot in the air because I had plonked a lid down very close by and not very gently at all.
I'm not sure who actually had the bigger fright out of the two of us!
I think Wood Mice are adorably sweet and we have a whole family or more living under our shed, but when you are just going about your business this is not a sight you expect to see.
Needless to say I got my husband to deal with poor Mousie - who was taken back outside to the shed.
Just as well we know where they live!
As for the bird food?
Everything now has a lid on it, so they can't help themselves any more.
But I do put out a little food for them every evening - I have since discovering them there a month or two ago.
Rice Krispies and Porridge Flakes are particularly popular - as is a crushed Digestive Biscuit.
I wonder what Parsnip would make of those - the Wood Mice, not the food?!
Challenges I'm Entering...
Challenge #68 'Something New'
(Although it's an old die, I've only recently purchased it and never played with it before).
If this idea inspires you to make a treat box of your own, stop by with a photo of it - if you can. x
Wherever you are, enjoy the rest of your day...