Jackie from Once Upon a Fairyland, just opened up the most ADORABLE shop out in Washington. AND she's asked ME to be a vendor!! Isn't that the MOST?! To say the least!
Jackie describes the town as Dutch settled, so anything having to do with Dutch items would be a nice touch. As luck would have it, I happened to have 3 sets of small wooden Dutch shoes in my stash. What? Doesn't everyone?!
Maybe it's my longing for Spring that made me come up with this idea of little bunny rabbits riding Dutch clog cars.
The wee little Easter bunnies were so fun to make. They only stand about 4 inches tall and are made from vintage doll heads and alpaca wool that I needlefelted into the shape of bunnies.
Each clog was first given a base-coat of a Spring color. I then drew pictures depicting both Easter and Dutch motifs. This picture came from a vintage card I just purchased on Etsy.com. I added a Dutch hat to the little flower fairy.
Tulips are essential to a Dutch theme and so fun to paint! I kept these simple.
After the wooden shoe was painted and sealed with a high gloss finish, I painted wooden wheels and dotted the middle with a tiny flower. I used an even smaller wooden wheel for the steering wheel. It drives my son crazy that I only added two instead of four, but two looked much better and gives it a more whimsical feel.
This little pink bunny rides a shoe with a picture of a Dutch girl hugging a jumbo Easter egg.
The windmill in the background was not only a space filler, but definitely added to the overall look.
One challenge was figuring out which color bunny would go best with the painted clog. Had I thought of this before diving in, it would have been much easier, but I think they all complemented each other well.
The idea for this painting came from a vintage Easter card, but instead of a chick wearing a big hat with flowers, I changed it to wearing a Dutch cap. (Is there a technical word for this cap? Hmmm...I'll have to Google that later!)
This idea actually came from a cross-hook image. Instead of the girl holding sewing materials in her hands, I switched it to her holding an Easter egg and rather than no background, I added an Easter basket, windmill, and flowers. Isn't she cute?!
Of course, I had to add Peter Rabbit in at least once!
If you like to reminisce about your childhood and days gone by, why not drop by Once Upon a Fairyland and and visit Jackie (aka "The Girl with the Curl")