Thursday, March 14, 2013

Vintage Easter Decor

 It hit me this week that Easter really is this month.
Subconsciously I knew this because there is no denying that I 
scarfed down a Cadbury Cream Egg in the Target parking lot. 
and another at home. 
Time to start thinking about Jesus a bit more and decorate too!

The chick salt and pepper shakers, cast iron bunny and yellow duck are all recent flea market finds. I love finding vintage holiday items!

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Tutorial: Embroidery Floss Easter Eggs

(re-post from Spring 2012. Original post here)

Step 1: 
To make Embroidery Floss Easter Eggs you will need...
-Blown up water balloons
-Embroidery floss
-Liquid starch (I found a bottle at Kroger in the laundry section)
Create goop by mixing together 1cup liquid starch and a 1/2 cup flour. I ended up adding additional starch to make it thinner.

Step 2: 
Coil your floss in a bowl of the goop. 

Step 3: 
Pull a section of the floss out and scrape off the goop. Start applying the floss to the egg. It will stick right to the balloon. One skein of floss will create one egg. After making a few of these, I realized you need very little goop on the floss. Less is more because when the egg dries, you'll have to scrape off all the excess. 

Step 4:
Allow the eggs to dry for several hours. When dry, pop the balloon. I used a straight pin to scrape off the excess dried goop. 

  ...and there you have it. 
Embroidery Floss Easter Eggs!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Hello Monday

Hello old and chippy doors.
Hello to the sweet old man that let me have them for free!
Hello future project material...

Hello antique oak cabinet. 
Hello $80
Hello to red wine storage on the left and right.

 Hello Mini Me.
What fun we had celebrating your birthday.
Hello 14....

Goodbye weekend. You were one to remember.
Hello Monday.

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