I have been busy creating for a kitchen swap at the moment so have been quite busy, but now with Easter around the corner I find I am having to put my brains together for the annual Easter Bonnet Parade too.
Its not easy you know, my daughter sees me creating and expects me to do my duty for her, which I do of course.
Each year my youngest daughter takes part in an Easter Bonnet parade competition at school. Well the year before last I really created something different. Lots of wrapped wire and pipe cleaners padded and wrapped then coiled up with a daisy tree coming out the top with lots of vintage flowers smothering the crown, it was quite a whimsical image. She came second which we were both pleased about. 1st was a birds nest on a baseball cap .....hmm.
Last year I created another whimsical bonnet, a veritable sugar fest on top of her head with a lovely little chick made from antique swans down atop a pile of chocolate eggs. The whole platform was filled with sweets and eggs for everyone to help themselves too. Of course I was also trying to sweeten up the judges too. They didn't fall for it though she didn't even come 3rd. That year a load of twigs arranged like a birds nest and just plonked on the head won.
SO I THOUGHT WHAT WILL I BE DOING THIS YEAR???
I think I am going to do a birds nest, but not just any old birds nest. This one will be a few logs with dollops of white bird poop strategically placed, a huge egg and an ever bigger baby chick hanging over the edge - may be a golden eagle. If that doesn't get us noticed I will have to get back to the drawing board.
WHO SAID THIS WAS COMPETITIVE!!