Monday, May 23, 2011

More Easter Stuff...

Here is a family picture that shows the older girls Easter dresses :) This was taken at my Mom's house with her awesome cherry tree in the back. So here's what's funny about this pic. My husband - who is annoyingly stubborn sometimes - wanted to take pictures at our house...right after church. Do you know what kids are like 'right after church'? 'Horrible Demons' sounds about right. They were awful. At any one point half of them were crying. One of them was ALWAYS picking on another one. One was running away. It was awesome. Finally, I looked at Rob and what I wanted to say was "you're a freaking idiot"...but I resisted and said, "Seriously, you thought this was a good idea?" to which he replied (yelled) "I JUST WANT A FAMILY PICTURE!" Yeah, these are ALL keepers. They're so bad I'm not going to post them. I will, however, save them - so I can reference them evidence.

But then we got to my mom's. The kids had had a snack and watched a movie in the car. Whatever 'church' does to them had worn off and they were almost human again. AND there was someone else to hold the camera so Rob could be in the family picture.

So, I can't resist a project. This is a Martha Stewart project I saw a few years ago. I had to google it to remember how it goes. If you want a chuckle, go find the original tutorial - search 'silk dyed eggs'. I could put up a link for you but then I'd have to go find it again.

Basically, you go to your local thrift store and find some silk ties - gotta be 100% silk. Then you cut them up into squares big enough to wrap an egg. Wrap up raw eggs in the tie fabric - tight as you can without breaking the egg. Use a twist-tie on the top. Then wrap them again in fabric that's like a bed sheet. I used leftover eyelet because I have piles of it laying around. Then you put your eggs in a pot with enough water to cover them plus 1/4 cup of vinegar. Bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes. Then unwrap your eggs. If you want to shine them up, you can rub some olive oil on them. I didn't.

Mine looked like this...
Pretty fancy, huh?! I'm totally doing this every year!! Everyone who saw them was super impressed :)

1 comment:

  1. Jeff needs a snack and a movie after church would think at 45 he would be past the "demon" stage.