Last summer my mum made me some strawberry jam, she packed the jars into this basket which would have been the one that the punnets of strawberries came in. My crafty eye caught sight of it and I knew that it could be 'upcycled' into something more beautiful. It's beeing hanging around with all the other things that I would like to alter since then.
The basket was painted with acrylic dabbers in butterscotch then I stamped over with the Cornish Heritage Farm backgrounder 'canvas' to give the basket weave effect. I lined it with red gingham type fabric and found some broderie anglais at Dunhelm Mills to finiths it off. The paper 'straw', chicks and the hyacinth all came from Tescos (plant was half price!) and the glittery eggs came in a pack of 9 for £1.50 at a local stationers.I took the pictures last week and the hyacinths are now flowering, I'll try and get another picture of them to add to the post later.
My Friday Photo Flashback also has a bit of an Easter theme. I first started going out with my now husband on Easter Monday 1979, 31 years ago. This picture of him is from a year or so before I met him, but I think he looks absolutely gorgeous XXX
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