26 March, 2016

Happy Easter Eggs

 Happy Easter everyone.
We're having Baby Back ribs and Teresa's Carrot cake tomorrow.

 Ukrainian egg decorating. My library repeated a class they held two years ago. You start with a blown-out egg. Apparently, there is a tool to do this instead of blowing them out the hard way!
Funny girl bought a kit, so I blew out three green eggs for her - I almost get a headache doing it the hard way.

This time, we worked with white eggs. Two years ago, brown eggs.

Basically, this is a wax resist method aka batik. Using wax to trace designs, then coloring them, then more wax to enhance the design, then more dye and maybe another run through with wax and dye.

The tool in the right hand is called a kistka. A little tube to hold beeswax that is then melted over the candle flame.

Funny friend's sunny egg

Creative Girl's egg masterpiece.

 Late last week, an old friend emailed me to ask a question. As I still had a few plastic eggs left, I whipped up these drawstring pouches and mailed a wee present to the cutest little girl and her brother. This little girl used to bring me flowers at work - the kind with no stems. I had a little plastic dish to float her bouquets in.

These were fun to make too.
These are yarn wrapped around a water balloon which you squeeze a chocolate egg or two into first. Soak the yarn in watered glue adn wrap, then let dry. Pop the balloon and you have candy trapped inside the stiff 'egg'.

My first attempt at Ukrainian eggs.

This year's eggs


  1. They are beautiful, Kathy. Love the balls of yarn too.

  2. I'm very impressed with your eggs, both years! My favorite is the red and orange chicken one. I wish I could have a piece of your carrot cake!! Kristi is making a bunny shaped coconut cake. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

    ❀.•❤•.✿.•❤ Happy Easter! ❀.•❤•.✿.•❤

  3. Awwwwwwwwwww I miss the days of no stem flowers - it seems so long ago :D The eggs are beautiful - that's a technique I haven't tried before (with the wax resist) - I did see an Easter pin where the crafter used blue nail polish for marbled eggs - I'd love to try that next year - it was quite gorgeous! Pretty drawstring bags too - it's always good to have a bunch of them on hand for unexpected gift giving - they make everything look so pretty :)

  4. I like the yarn eggs the best. Happy Easter!

  5. Lovely Easter crafts! What a great librar!


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