The gorgeous sunshine we had yesterday did put me in the mood for Easter decorations. On a very small scale though. Son No. 1 is moving this weekend so there will be much upheaval in the house over the weekend and probably a lot of time spent at his new place helping him sort out bits and pieces next week. Hence no time for massive Easter projects. But, I have been hankering after some little bird nests and eggs for ages now, ever since seeing them on some of my favourite blogs.
It seems to be just about impossible to get fake or blown quails eggs in this country, arrgghhh, and birds nests? Pfft, no such luck. I would have thought that at least some local shops or garden centres would have Easter decorations of some sort. But again, I drew a complete blank in our town. So whats a girl to do? Well, a girl goes out and buys Cadbury's Mini Eggs and a small bag of hay for rabbits, thats what a girl does, of course.
The idea of tiny little bird nests where you wouldn't normally expect a bird nest, really appealed to me. I had this small, quite ornate candle holder on the shelf right next to my computer and it seemed a good piece to start with. Now, if anybody tells you making birds nest is quick and easy, don't believe it, lolol, the one thing it really IS, is messy. There I was with my bag of hay ( because even with a couple of days' worth of sunshine, things in the garden are still soggy ), and odd bits of green threads and wool, trying to make a nest. Hmmm. Birds are obviously way cleverer than me. How do they get it so lovely and round and with a solid enough bottom so that the eggs don't fall out? Let me tell you, dried grass is evil stuff, lol. It got stuck in my hair, it was kind of woven into my jumper, bits were all over the floor, poking out of my keyboard ....... but with grim determination, a few strong words and a cup of tea I finally made something vaguely resembling birds nests. It sure would be a desperate bird who'd want to move into one of those, lol.
Ah well, its not the prettiest thing I have ever created, but then I am not a clever little birdie. For the time being, I am satisfied with it in the dining room and perhaps if I have a bit of time next week, I'll have another go. I'll have to try and incorporate some twiggy stuff to give it body.
Cadbury Mini Eggs work ok for these tiny nests, but for bigger ones, sigh, I covet quails eggs, the real thing.
Here are the pics of the bird nests candelabra -
I'll keep it on the mantlepiece in the dining room over Easter, I think. It looks quite sweet on there. I wonder how often I will have to refill the nests, lol, I bet those little chocolate eggs will disappear quite regularly.