Friday, March 11, 2011
30 days of Ostara; Day 21
Easter at Aristotle.net
Cute felt birds - lovely for Ostara made of yellow and pastel colored felt, decorated with feathers.
bunny finger puppets
half-eaten gingerbread man... You could make the half-eaten chocolate bunnies. I hate that cartoon. Poor bunnies. But if that kind of humor appeals to you, go ahead and make yourself some half-eaten felt bunnies. You can even cut out the speech bubbles and stitch on the side of the bunnies.
History of the chocolate bunnies
molded chocolate bunnies
Chocolate bunny cake
Chocolate bunny bread
and if you crochet this fellow of chocolate brown yarn, you get an "eternal" chocolate bunny :-)
Here's another one, and here a more traditional, knitted one.
"Ostara is the solar festival that marks the transition from the dark to the light half of the year: day and night are of equal length. On this day, the sun rises due east and sets due west"
(exactly at 6, everywhere on this planet. I think that's magical.)
"Ostara is a celebration of conception, regeneration and the triumph of light over darkness."
"Just as Ostara is a time to sow the seed that will be harvested later in the year, it is also a time to act on new ideas and begin ventures that will grow as the year proceeds. It is the point when, conceptually at least, the sun enters the sign of Aries and the astrological cycle begins again. Ostara is a time for renewal, when we should reaffirm our commitment to those things that are important to us and revitalize our journey towards our goals. "