I am the oldest of five children - coming from a large family was fun because there was always lots of excitement during the holidays! At Easter we would always get live baby chicks that were dyed a pretty pastel color (I do think this is illegal now)! They were so adorable!! We grew up in the country, with a farm for a neighbor, so when the peeps "out grew" their coloring and started to make BIGGER messes - we would give them to "Uncle Sam" our farmer neighbor (we never knew what happened to them after that - thank goodness)!
When I was ten we moved to town - where you could walk to the "Five and Dime". At Easter, in a big wire cage, we kids got to see just how these "chicks" were purchased and taken home in a decorated cardboard carrier. We still got chicks for Easter after we moved ( littlest brother) and my Father would take them to the farm as they grew bigger. Every Easter when my sisters and brothers get together everyone has a story to tell about the chicks! Memories are good.
Sooooooooooooooo - I decided to make some memories....these are my "Easter chicks" in pastel colors - made of wool and dyed with food coloring - blue, pink, yellow and green - uneven just like the feathers of those little peeps!