Well, for THIS year, that is!
Not only was Good Friday a holiday, but so was Easter Monday for us hospital workers - a four day weekend that I needed to prepare for hosting the family Sunday dinner.
Since I didn't have time to decorate Easter eggs beforehand, I spent Monday and tonight finishing up a few last projects. I especially wanted to decorate Meeka's eggs - my daughter's lovebird who laid five eggs in February. To read more about her, click HERE for the story.
They are so tiny! Here are two of hers compared to the size of a regular chicken egg:
I drew Meeka on one egg, using Copic markers - on the reverse I glued on a feather of hers, along with her name and the date. The other one I simply covered in gold using a vintage package of "Excelsior Gold Enamel" I found at an antique store last year.
I also wanted to try my hand at making the chicken egg Victorian - looking... perhaps with some lace and a pearl? First I coloured the egg gold, then measured out the lace and gathered the top using some old linen thread I had.
Then I used a second style of lace to wrap all around the sides from top to bottom. I added some vintage jewelry pieces; a gold disc on the top where I ran seam binding through to hang the egg by, and a faux pearl at the bottom with a seam binding bow to finish it off.
So that's it for this year - finally finishing off 2013's Easter crafts and decor!
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