these are the delights that make up these gorgeous vintage style Easter Eggs. Nestled down in vanilla excelsior and a beautiful old silver sugar bowl, you have the makings for a one-of-kind piece in your front foyer or breakfast table, sure to have your friends clucking with pleasure and Spring green with envy. Made just for you with love (and frustration. :)
Tea or coffee stain your muslin fabric. You know how to do that ...... right?.....don't need a tute. And then cut up or tear lots, and lots, and lots, and lots, and lots, and lots of odd sized small pieces to cover your eggs. They should be small because you are working on a curve. Leave the bits of loose strings as they are. I used a water downed white glue as my adhesive because it dries with a slight sheen. The frustrating part...........after only a few glue on moments everything starts to stick to your fingers........all of them! So, you have to wash your hands a lot, then get back to work. Oh, and don't do it just after you've spent a bunch of money on a manicure....trust me on that one! :) For the fun part and to add lots of visual interest, you can use all kinds of added materials such as twine, pretty vintage paper ephemera letters, old lace and tatting, sheet music, netting, cheesecloth and anything else you wish. I covered old plastic Easter eggs because they are light weight and I put them outside in the sunshine to dry resting in an old egg carton. There you go.....easy peasy but for me a HIGH level of fussin'.
Thank you Kathleen of Faded Charm for allowing me to be a part of White Wednesday and to Courtney of French County Cottage for her fun day at Feathered Nest Friday.
And yep, I know I am posting early but that sunshine beckons me outside for the rest of the week. Lots of work to do on that future adventure (drawing closer) I told you about. Have a fabulous week. xoxoxo