Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter

I hope your egg collection yields at least one golden egg!
Happy Easter!!!!


Saturday, March 30, 2013

Cute New Tree Face

I was at Tractor Supply today getting chicken food and saw this. Of course I had to have it to add to my collection of tree faces(-: I love horses!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Eggcellent Egg



I made this egg for a friend at work.
Once again Quackers has worked another miracle for me(-: She is such and inspiration(-:

Monday, March 25, 2013

Duck Egg Garland



This is the garland on the tree. The eggs were painted. I added ribbon strips and felt strips between the eggs. The eggs are on green jute and the ribbons/felt strips are tied to that.
The other decorations on the tree I also made several years ago. It is super simple to make, it just takes a while to get everything on there.
Of course the eggs were drilled and blown out first.

Thanks to my lovely duck Quackers for all her hard work producing all the eggs for this project!

I made another egg item that I will share tomorrow(-:






Saturday, March 23, 2013

Owl Nest



The Great Horned Owls have picked their tree in the backyard. I am thrilled to be able to watch the whole process again. It will be a real treat. I would be real surprised if it was not the young owlets that hatched in a nearby tree a couple years ago. They do not seem to mind all the noise of nesting in our yard. They watch us and go about their nesting without much worry. They have been hanging out here most of their lives so it is no surprise they have decided to hatch their owlets here too. It looks like the first of April is the hatch date. I hope to be able to get some great pictures if all goes well. Stay tuned for more about them.

On an Easter-y note I am finally getting time to make my duck egg garland. I decided to paint the eggs because dying them did not turn out the way I wanted. So I got some acrylic paint and painted them all. I poked a wood skewer in them and poked them into a pot to dry. They looked nice as a bouquet too but I finally decided a garland is what I really wanted so I got busy planning. After much thought I decided to make a ribbon garland like I have made before. The eggs were placed in between strips of pretty ribbons and colored felt that I tied onto a springy green jute. It is all working out the way I visioned it would be. I will post pictures hopefully when I finish.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Quackers

This is Quackers. She has been laying eggs everyday and I am going to make an Easter Egg garland with them. I have not yet decided if I want to paint the eggs or just dye them. I am leaning towards dying. It seems easier and more Eastery for some reason.(-: