Monday, March 31, 2014

Flowering Quince and A Super Simple Spring Craft...


(edited with an overlay of Kim's Cora texture, 15% opacity)

What a joy it was to take a walk with my two youngest granddaughters in the little wooded area near our home and find flowering quince in the midst of the underbrush and brambles.
I've been enjoying a few branches of it in my home.


My oldest granddaughter and I each bought a little cloth bunny at JoAnn's fabric store for under $1.50 apiece.
They are made from white cloth and come unclothed. 
 I tea stained my bunny to soften the stark white a bit, while my granddaughter chose to keep hers as is.
Then we both dressed our bunnies in some scraps of fabric, lace and ribbon from my sewing box.
What a simple, fun and inexpensive spring craft!


I find the color of the flowering quince to be delightfully difficult to describe.
It's not a true pink or red but more of a coral or salmon color,
yet even those words don't quite capture it.



These flowering branches and this cute little bunny have brought a touch of spring cheer into my home on the gray, rainy days we've had this past week.








I hope my photos have brought you a little spring cheer as well!




still following, 

kimklassencafe

40 comments:

  1. Yes yes yes...your photos brought spring in our hearts!
    I am in love in your soft red blossoms and your bunnies too!
    Thanks for showing, so so lovely!
    Brigitte
    Have a great spring week!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Brigette, it was so much fun to photograph this series. I'm glad you enjoyed them!

      Delete
  2. Hey Elisabeth,
    i love your spring photos.
    The last is my favorite, and your bunny is so sweet.
    Andy from Germany

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The last is my favorite too. The light on that one was just right.

      Delete
  3. Beautiful with a touch of romance, love all of them... hard to pick just one!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much, Barbara. It was fun to photograph this little "still life" and try some new things.

      Delete
  4. Elizabeth, Your spring blossom pictures are so creative. I love how you photographed the quince from different angles with different depths of field and different focus points. Thanks for the craft idea with the little bunny - sounds like you and your granddaughter had fun with the project. I also love the little hobnail pitcher - such a perfect compliment to the quince.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I've still got so much to learn about photography, but I do love trying this and that!

      Delete
  5. Replies
    1. Thank you, Sarah. I had fun playing around with this little "still life" and trying this and that.

      Delete
  6. I enjoyed your beautiful pictures.

    ReplyDelete
  7. What a lovely spring color, and it's so nice to bring it inside to enjoy so much! Especially with the cute bunny. I love the above shots of the quince!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Beverly! I have so much still to learn about photography, but I sure do enjoy trying!

      Delete
  8. So springy! Beautiful branches and sweet bunny and skirt!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Barb! I had fun with this little "still life" photo shoot!

      Delete
  9. Quince is lovely. I don't believe I have ever seen it before. That sort of in between color is right up my alley.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Isn't it lovely! Now I'd like to plant some in my yard!

      Delete
  10. Your photos are just so beautiful! Spring is here!! Yippee!! I love the simplicity of the vase and flowers (with the cute bunny). I'm kindof wanting you to send it on over to my house! hehe
    Blessings to you, Elizabeth

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I you lived nearby we could go foraging in those woods for quince together!

      Delete
  11. Beautiful images. I love the color of the flowers on those branches and the sweet bunny.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Sheila! I enjoy photographing still lifes like this!

      Delete
  12. That quince is beautiful! I'm not sure I've ever seen it. The bunny is so sweet, too.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I love the quince as well, and might have to plant some in my yard. The flowers are still gorgeous indoors 8 days after gathering them!

      Delete
  13. Beautiful images. I love the little bunny.

    ReplyDelete
  14. The branches of quince are beautiful, Elizabeth! I can't wait until things start blooming here. Cute bunny! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Lynda. I think I want to plant quince in my yard now!

      Delete
  15. The bunny is adorable! The best part is that you and your granddaughter shared the experience of finding them. My grands are 2000 miles away and I miss them every day! The blooms are lovely, too. I can imagine they brought cheer to a rainy day!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sharon, I feel your pain about far away grandchildren. Mine were in Ghana, West Africa doing missions with their parents for a while.

      Delete
  16. The shades in the bunny's dress perfectly pop with the blossoms! Simple pleasures are the best.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Such lovely photos - very cheerful!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Karen. Shooting this "still life" did cheer me up!

      Delete
  18. Replies
    1. Roxi, that's my favorite shot as well!

      Delete
  19. What a lovely, sweet shot. Quince blossoms are so beautiful. I haven't seen any in our neighborhood. And what a treasured activity to walk with your grandbabykins in the woods and discover wonderful memories!
    Visiting from Texture Tuesday and Life Through the Lens

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Lisa. I am so blessed to have my grandchildren near by to have little "adventures" with.

      Delete
  20. Ahh... this set of photos is stunning! I had no idea that is what those flowers were called. They were all over Germany! I am so glad you shared them, we don't have them in my neck of the woods. Yeah, what a treat to come visit your blog today. And, FYI, that bunny is adorable. Thanks for linking up friend!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for hosting the link and for your encouragement in my photography!

      Delete

The best thing about blogging is hearing from you!
I'd love for you to leave a comment! Click subscribe by email if you want me to be able to reply to you.