I wrote a few weeks ago about how "Easter is going to be Big!" around here. The very sweet Toni read that and offered to send me these great embroidered eggs she’d found. Easter excitement was brewing. Well, I guess it’s time to fess up that it turns out it’s not going to be quite so big. The thing that had my heart aflutter and my palms sweating for Easter time was that I was going to have a small piece in the April edition of Budget Living magazine. (!!!) It was an Easter craft project that parents could do with their kids. Unfortunately the fates decided against my little taste of fame when the magazine folded. I found out the unhappy news a few weeks ago and it really didn’t dishearten me too too much at the time. I’m very good at the ‘expect the worst’ bit of that old saying. I was really more depressed for the disappearance of a very cool magazine than my small disappointment. It was such a wonderful experience working with them and really such dorky fun for me. Coming up with all sorts of different Easter craft ideas for them to consider was so great, like crafty homework! That was part of why Easter was going to be big around here, I have a few leftover half baked Easter ideas that I thought would be fun to post about.
Then Tim brought home the new MS Kids yesterday for me and man, this sucks! Now it’s hitting home how disappointed I am that the piece isn’t going to run. Am I doing my stages of grief all backwards? Now I’m in the muttering ‘aw man’ every hour or so stage. MS Kids has a cover story on dressing up eggs and that’s what my little craft was about.. making felt bunny masks for your Easter eggs. MS Kids is all "eggs-cited!" I was eggs-cited too. I even had a great tag line and everything… "This spring serve your eggs bunny side up!" cute huh? as far as egg taglines go? Ah well, next time. And I have bigger, sadder things to fret about now, like the fact that MS Kids is the next in the line of very cool magazines to fold. So sad.
Well, cheerier happier things coming soon. The free bunny pattern will be up soon. And despite the gloom here in Chicago the temps are warm and reassuring that Spring will actually land and Easter will still be big!