Monday, March 24, 2008

Easter in pictures

We've had a lovely Easter weekend, taking things easy and doing a bit of baking, a bit of knitting, a bit of sewing, lots of chocolate eating and a nice day out today to round it off.

Easter cupcakes by Minx. Bunnies from this book. Freya doll from this pattern by Melly & Me. Zlot Spot from Planet Phzot from Monster's imagination. Hot Cross Buns from Tesco! The naughty ones in jimjams and wellies about to hunt for eggs at 8am on Easter Sunday!!!(having been awake since 6.30am -aaaagh!).

Today we went to Exbury Gardens near Beaulieu in the New Forest. This is one of our favourite local days out. It is especially lovely in spring and early summer and is renowned for its azaleas and rhododendrons.

Pinks and reds.

Wonderful trees.

Yellows and whites.

A pretty garden girl. The Exbury Railway - including scary spider sculpture. Easter things to spot. Knitted mice from the same book. A slightly mad cat from the brain of Moogsmum!

The beautiful daffodil meadow overlooking the picturesque Beaulieu River deserves a big picture of its own.

Back tomorrow, with more words and maybe a certain tutorial :)

Going now to eat more chocolate!


Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Yay!!!! You're still there!!! Thought you were being a bit quiet but it was obviously all that clever photo montage-ing!!!

Great pics and fabulous creations - especially the ones from the minds of the Monster and the Moogsmum!

Looking forward to the tutorial

Lockety xxx

artisbliss said...

So nice to see your lovely photos. The rhododendrons and azaleas remind me of living in Oregon where they abound this time of year. The rhododendron gardens are in full bloom right now.

Looks like you and your family had a wonderful weekend.

trashalou said...

lovely taff meadow missus.

hmmmm..... tutorial????????

Lina said...

Oh Lesley I love your photos. What a great spring tonic - just the eye candy I need, thank you!

Thimbleanna said...

Lovely, lovely pictures Lesley! It looks like you had a wonderful Easter!

Blossom said...

wonderful pics!!!!

Looks like you had a lovely day!!

I'm looking forward to the tute too!!!!!!!

est said...

lovely pics!!

Kitty said...

What a lovely post of Easter in pictures - I really enjoyed them. You are quite the master (mistress?) of the mosaic.

So glad you all had a lovely time. Now can't wait for the tutorial!

Take care. x

PS. That mad cat you made is fabulous!

Gina said...

Gosh so many wonderful photographs of so many wonderful things. Sounds like a very busy Easter weekend!
Gina xx

Angela said...

You have had a very productive Easter,you deserve a pat on the back.Wonderful photographs as well.It certainly looks like a good time was had by all.

Marie said...

Mmmmmm Hot Cross bunsss......yum.

Great Easter pics. My camera hasn't even been out of the case this weekend. How bad is that?

Hope you had a good Easter.


Kaz said...

Gorgeous photo collages. Loving those knitted bunnies and Monster's monster and other things I can't remember but I like them!!

Kaz xx

Jane said...

Lovely makes and lovely pcitures, I'd love to go to Exbury Gardens some time it looks beautiful. Jane x

Monkee Maker said...

Ooh, fabulous collages, it looks like a great time was had inside (& outside) the house of Moog last weekend.


marit said...

Lovely pictures! The one with the daffodils and river looks just like a painting!

Bethany Hissong said...

WOW!! What great photos!! So many things to look at. How do you do your collages??

Jodie said...

Lesley, that is Fantastic. Go over and check out what I have been doing today !!! Inspired by your birdy of a few posts ago. I was going to turn them into round buckets tomorrow and now I look over here and you have even more and they are square !!! Awesome tutorial. Awesome Inspiration . I am excited !!!!


Seems like you had a great Easter. I tried to comment over the weekend, but blogger kept freezing up, on your blog? I must say I am very impressed with your picture collages, it's a great way of getting all those photos onto your blog at the same time. We don't live a million miles from Exbury, but haven't ever been, you have given me a free guided tour, which is nice. x