Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

April 5, 2010

If At First You Don't Succeed.....

Because I refuse to be bested by a bunch of eggs!!! It's that whole "Sagittarius-Year-of-the-Dragon" stubbornness thang.


Remember the robins-egg blue whose side blew out like Mount St. Helens?

Now it holds a happy little chick, tiny silk flower and 'eggs', which are actually candy-covered sunflower seeds (and which are quite tasty too, I might add).


And the purple egg, into whose shell I plunged my finger before I even drilled the holes?

It's the Easter bunny!!
When I showed this hot pink one to Brian, he laughed and said "Is this for your bordello? I mean, it just screams "Whorehouse"..."
It doesn't quite hang straight unfortunately. I was having issues getting the ribbons to set right.
Top view.
The orange egg also had a huge crack in it, so I covered it with ribbon. I found the crystal strips in fall colours, so I used those too.
Now it's a Halloween egg.


And then there was the midnight blue egg that cracked down both sides with smudged dye.
Nothing that a little ribbon can't hide!
Now it's a celestial-themed egg!


Finally, I also used the Dudley Tie Dye kit on 4 hardboiled eggs I had in the fridge. Dudley brand dye kits have never been very good, and certainly not as good as PAAS. The technique worked so-so.
But they are still pretty and the glitter makes them all sparkly.
I still have 4 hollowed-out eggs left to decorate. But since they won't go bad, I don't have to kill myself to get them decorated. It's just nice to know that this craft project didn't conquer me, I conquered it!

8 comments:

  1. I'm just glad to be blogging buddies with a genius!!!!!! B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L! Cheers JoJo!!

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  2. Beautiful - I think they look better now than they were supposed to originally!

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  3. Faberge had nothing on you!

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  4. Aw you guys are just so sweet! Thanks so much!

    But Val, I think I have a LONG way to go to reach Faberge-quality! lol

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  5. Great save!!! That was mighty creative thinking! I love the cracked ones with the funny bunny and little chickie! They are all so lovely. Good work.

    The bordello egg is particularly festive too!
    Peace,
    pf

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  6. Oh, oh...the Celestial is MINE!!!
    Its soooo pretty, Jojo.

    Us Afrikaners have a saying : " 'n Boer maak 'n plan" and according to this post, YOU should be a Boer, baby!

    They are so beautiful and smart saving on the would-be disasters. Now aren't you glad you have that Saggitarius- year of the Dragon thing??

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  7. Ha! Wonderful Jo-Jo! I love the way you re-worked them... and those first ones are so cute!

    Love the ones with ribbon too; you are very crafty indeed!

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  8. Someone is just so creative. I'm impressed (again)

    :D

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