Easter Bonnet Contest and a day with my Pals

I just love easter, it may just be my favorite holiday
no, that can't be true 
But Easter is so sweet and pretty
I especially love to see how spring and easter 
inspire the such pretty new things
from sweet cookies and cakes
to little stuffed creatures 
and pretty colored eggs!

Last Friday my gal pals
came over for a little girls day fun

We played at the fountain
and when the sun peaked out from behind the clouds 
we snapped a few pictures

I so wish the sun would come out more often!
The constant grayness makes me tired and lazy

What do you think of my easter bonnet?

made with yards and yards of sweet ruffly goodness
atop a vintage straw hat that I purchased at a thrift store
 months before I ever knew I would be entering a Easter Bonnet Contest! 
I call that some kind of magic, for I'm always picking thing up here and there
and I then giving myself little lecture
"why did you buy that Chelsea Ann"
"What will you possible do with that!"
but lately I've been finding all sorts of nifty ways to use my oddities
and this makes me very happy indeed :)

Voting for the Easter Bonnet Contest begins tomorrow and ends at midnight on Sunday
Please, Please show you support and take a moment to vote!
There are so many lovely bonnets just in time for Easter

My bonnet (hat) is available in my shop
and hopefully very soon I will have a few more
I'm working on a batch of small child size hats inspired by my big one
that I think you will be perfect for little flower girls 
or perhaps special tea parties
but once again we have so little sun 
and I can not properly photograph them at present :(
But I must figure out some solution this weekend
and I will have a whole batch of easter goodies
 to add to the shop by next Monday at the latest!!

ooohh and look what I found!
Chelsea Ling, my best internet gal pal 
interviewed ME for her new blog
Paper* Cakes Finds a few weeks ago
and now there is this pretty button on the side of her blog
I feel so honored to be in such good company as

Happy Friday everyone!
May you all be inspired by SPRING!


*Evelyn* said...

wow ..... tomorrow i voted for you !! I can featured you on my blog now?

I would like to put your picture with the dog wearing my pin and say a few words of your contest ... let me know... thanks


Laura Marie said...


Congratulations chealsea ann...

Hope the sun comes out soon!! (if it helps, it rains here all the time...as is traditional in Enlgand...the rainiest place on earth...but i love it anyway haha)


Chelsea Ling said...

You are toooooooo cute! I lve the pny brooch, looks so nice on your pink sweater :) wish i could have come to girls day!


Bethany Hissong said...

Such a pretty post!! Just what we need during this cold, gray spring weather! I love your Easter Bonnet and congratulations on your press at Chelsea Ling's blog!! Do you do your photo retouching in Photoshop? Have a great weekend!!

Sandy Michelle said...

I love those pix of you playing with your friends :) Congrats on the interview/button post! Your Easter bonnet is so soft and sweet!

Sandy xox

ATeaLeaf said...

Cute bunny mosaic! I hope your bonnet wins!

Anonymous said...

Such a darling post! I loooove your sweet Easter bonnet in all its ruffley goodness! Oh, and thanks for including my Easter chicks in your Easter mosiac. I feel quite honored!


creative breathing said...

Hi Chelsea Ann, I found about 7-8 vintage children's hangers at the thrift store for 25 cents! 5 pink with little lambs, and 2 yellow with circus theme. They are vintage, made in Hong Kong. I will post a picture of them tomorrow. If you would like them for your vintage clothing shop, I will send them your way. They are absolutly adorable. E

*Evelyn* said...

You featured on my blog:
Have a nice sunday !!

Jenny S said...

Congrats on winning AND I love your socks!! Where did you get them???