Friday, March 30, 2012

More Fun Ways to Decorate Eggs

So it is time to look at more fun ways to decorate eggs.  And here they are:
Egg Dyeing: Bubble Packaging Technique
 
Bubble wrap dying by Family Fun found here.
Egg Dyeing: Thumbprints Technique
Thumbprint eggs by Family Fun found Here.
Tie-Dye Easter Eggs
Tie-Dye Easter Eggs by Family Fun found here.
You Name It Eggs by Reader's Digest found here.
Zoo-egg-ology by Reader's Digest found here.
Preppy Eggs by Reader's Digest found here.
Have a Nice Day Eggs by Reader's Digest found here.
Kool (Aid) Eggs by Heyjenrenee found here.
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Tiny Blackboard Eggs by styleathome found here.
and last but not least...
Make a gorgeous Dragon\
DIY Dragon's Eggs by Kaptian Scarlet found here.
 
How is that!  I have had time to do only one project and I will show it next week!
Until then, Enjoy!
 

Monday, March 26, 2012

Ideas of What To Do With Your Hollow Eggs

I find that I don't have enough time to do everything I want.  That is disappointing.  But I did want to share with you some ideas, I have gleened from the internet, that others have done with hollow eggs.  So here  are some great ideas and the place to go to learn how to do them for yourself.  I written one one myself, but I won't be publishing it until next week, the week before Easter.  So here is this weeks post:  Ideas of What To Do With Your Hollow Eggs.
Glitter Polka Dot Eggs
Pretty No-Dye Easter Eggs by Better Homes and Gardens found here.
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Egg Die-ing...Papertrey Style! by scrapbookgirl found here.
Fabric Covered Easter Eggs
Fabric-Wrapped Eggs by Better Homes and Gardens found here.
 Confetti eggs by Oh Happy Day found here.
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Eggscelent Dyed Eggs with Painters tape by Lollychops found here.
Robin's Egg Blue Eggs
 DIY Speckled Eggs by Southern Living found here.
Bleeding Tissure Easter Eggs by The Chocolate Muffin Tree found here.
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Patterned Easter Eggs by Urban Comfort found here.
Glitter Easter Eggs by Very Necessary found here.
Carve and Decorate Egg Shells by Yahoo Voices found here.
 Maybe I will come up with somemore by next week. Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

How to Create Empty Egg Shells...


How to Blow Egg Out of Egg Shells
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At is approaching Easter time and there are loads of projects that require an empty egg shell. I know lots of people who refuse to do these wonderful and fun projects because even the thought of having to blow the contents of an egg out of the shell will send them running to the hills. Well, here is the best way to remove the contents of an egg shell without, blowing your brains out.

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Supplies:
Eggs (the larger the better and the harder the shell the better, these are “jumbos”)
An Awl
Dish soap
Towels
A bowl (to catch the egg in)
The egg carton (to store the blown eggs in)

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Wash the eggs with soap and water, rinse and dry. This is to get rid of any germs (specifically salmonella).

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Place the egg with one end up and use the awl to peck at the end until a hole the size of the awl diameter (or a little larger) is formed.
Turn the egg over and repeat the process on the other end of the egg.  Stick the awl into the egg and scramble the yolk. A yolk will not go through that size of hole, unless it is broken up.

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Use a towel to wipe off any egg white or yolk that is outside the hole.
Bring the end with the smaller hole to your mouth, take a big breath and blow. Take another breath and keep blowing, repeat until you no longer are blowing liquid egg, but are blowing air completely through the shell.
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Take the empty egg shell to the sink and run some water into the shell. Shake it around and blow the water out.

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Wash the raw egg off the awl. Use soap and water.

Put the empty shell into the egg carton. Blow as many eggs as you need for your project.

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Cover the liquid egg and put it into the fridge for future reference. I usually put them in small containers with 2 or 3 eggs in each container. That makes it easier to use them for cake, egg pie, scrambled eggs, etc., etc., etc.

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Now I have several ideas on what to use these empty shells for. I will try and get that done by the week end. For now have fun.



Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St Patrick's Day!

How to Make a Four Leaf Clover Pillow
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I have a thing about pillows. I love them. In fact I have a Pintrest board called: " What is it about me and Pillows”. You can see it here, http://pinterest.com/susanjones1107/what-is-it-about-me-and-pillows/. Yes, that just about sums it up. Than you add to that, that my favorite color is green, I was compelled to create this “Four Leaf Clover Pillow.” Let’s get started.
 
Supplies:
1/3 yard green felt ($6/yd.)
10” x 10” pillow form (+/- $6)
Sewing machine with green thread
Light green embroidery floss ($.29 a skein)
Embroidery needle
4 inch heart (for a pattern)
Scissors
Straight pins
Small round container (to make the curves of the scalloped edge)
Pen or pencil
Masking tape

I am assuming you are able to do some basic embroidery stitches such as the running stitch and blanket stitch.
 
Cut 1 – 12” x 12” square of the green felt, this will be the front, and 2 – 12” x 8” rectangles of the green felt, these, put together (overlapping in the middle) will make the back of the pillow cover.
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On the back side of the front piece of felt, lay the masking tape to the one edge is ¾ inch away from the edge.
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Using the small round container and the pen or pencil, draw along the edges a scalloped design. 
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Remove the tape and cut the scallops out all along all 4 edges. I cut it out of both the top and the bottom pieces at the same time. This was a mistake, because I never quite got them lined up again. Wait to cut the scallops on the back pieces once you have the back sewed to the front.
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Trace 4 – 4” hearts from the left over felt.
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Turn the front piece over so that you won't seen any stray pen marks. Lay the heart on the front piece of felt and to form a 4 leaf clover. Pin in place with straight pins.
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Using the light green embroidery floss, tack town the leaves where they touch each other. I just ran the floss up through one leaf edge and straight across and down the neighboring leaf edge.

When all the neighboring walls were connected, I used a blanket stitch, to tack down the outer edges, going around all 4 leaves.

The final part of embroidery was a running stitch that went down the center of each leaf
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Place the completed top over the bottoms, remembering the bottom two pieces are to overlap in the middle. Use the straight pins to pin the front to the back. With your sewing machine, sew the pieces together 1 inch from the edge. Now take the time to cut the bottom scallops to match the top scallops.
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Pull the finished cover over the pillow form, through the over lapping hole in the back.
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Yes! It looks great! Enjoy!