Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Getting Ready for Easter

With Easter coming up very soon, and the fact that I have committed to having a table at two events - a coffee morning next week followed by the village Gallarte Exhibition over the Easter weekend - I have been on the look out for some quick and easy items to make.

I was browsing the design store for my Silhouette Cameo last week when I saw the cutting files for some cute little boxes, both by Lori Whitlock. I thought they might be just the thing to hold some little chocolate treats so I bought the files and had a go at making them. And I was really pleased with how they turned out.
It took a sheet and a half of A4 card to make each one, but as I have enough card to last my lifetime, I was happy to put some to good use. My snippets boxes furnished me with pieces for the ears, beaks, bows and flowers etc, and I cut up a tatty doily for the lace along the front, and shredded some ancient green tissue paper to line the boxes. 
At our local Lidl store I bought a bag of hollow eggs and some little chocolate bunnies and chicks to go in them. On average they cost me 50c to make, so I should be able to get some profit from them at my sales. There is no guarantee as the tabletop sale will be attended by my retired English friends who do not have many children to buy for out here, and I am still struggling to find what items will sell to my Spanish community at the village expo. But they were fun to make, and will brighten up my table. Plus I have an in-house chocolate eater who will be quite happy if I bring them home again!!
As I used several snippets of card for the finishing touches I will pop over to Pixie´s Snippets Playground with these.

10 comments:

Jean said...

These look really cute Kate and they will definitely add a bright display to your table. I want some small hollow eggs for something I am making for Jenna, I wonder if they have the same ones in our Lidl. I shall have to go and investigate.
Jean xx

Sue - said...

Love your little baskets. I'm sure they should sell!

JoZart Quilts said...

Super cute! i'm sure they hop out on the day...
Jo x

Maxine D said...

These are fabulous Kate - so sweet, in more ways than one!! I hope you don't deprive your resident chocolate eater of everything... :-)
Blessings
Maxine

scrappymo! said...

Cute, cute, cute. Great designs!

Good luck at the sale.

Ann said...

Hi Kate these are just gorgeous - I have bought some Easter files but I'm not sure about this one - bought so many in the sale. Eeek.
Thank you for your lovely comment on my butterfly card - the file is a horror to cut out and get all the bits free but I think it is worth the effort. Good to see you popping in to visit me. Hope your sales go well.
Ann xxx

Darnell J Knauss said...

These are just adorable snippets boxes for Easter, Kate! They will be loved!! Hugs, Darnell

Di said...

Hi Kate! Big squeal from me here - I totally adore these baskets! Wonderful work.

Hugs

Di xx

MaryH said...

What an adorable way to use up some snippets. This Silhouette design is just as cute as can be, and I bet you'll get lots of customers for these cuties. Everyone eats chocolate (don't they?) So very colorful & festive. Your table will be so pretty! Good luck. Hope you don't have to depend on your in-house choc-a-holic! TFS & Hugs.

veronica said...

the baskets are lovely, the rabbit especially is gorgeous! good luck with the sale, as you have a willing eater waiting, they will probably all go!