Did everyone have a Happy Easter? We certainly did. We decided to color eggs this year with the Short One, despite the potential mess factor. To say that the SO was MASSIVELY EXCITED would be an understatement. The Husband and I thought we'd have a nice, calm egg dipping session where the SO would choose the colors (he is in the process of learning his colors right now), and I would dip them for him. We had a fine time dipping the first couple eggs this way, with cute multicolored stripes, etc. After that, all heck broke loose, with the SO tossing eggs (this, even though he was firmly held in parental arms the entire time) in dye bowls, with the expected consequences, and becoming increasingly overwrought by this new and excessively exciting art form. So much more entertaining than crayons, let me tell you.
Here are the results of the SO's first ever attempt to dye eggs. While, personally, I feel that he did a darn good job for someone still learning the finer points of motor control, I think the Husband is still slightly traumatized by the amount of mess this generated. Also, I must admit that another drawback to this whole experience is that the SO is firmly convinced that eggs are like the big rubber balls in his toy chest. The cracks you see in the photo were not so much caused by his tossing the eggs in the dye bowls as his attempts to get them to bounce on the floor, afterwards. As a result of this enthusiastic playtime, I ended up quietly disposing of them after he went to bed - but not before taking this commemorative photo. (My only concern is how to keep him from tossing all of the remaining fresh, and definitely not hardboiled, eggs in the fridge on the floor over the next couple days, but that's another story.)
On the beading front, I managed to finish one of my contest pieces this weekend with only moderate cursing and tearing of hair, and I strung my Ornament Thursday (which is this Thursday) project tonight. I can't show you the contest piece for a while, but the OT project will be posted on Wednesday. Try to contain your excitement, please.
I hope everyone had a great weekend. I'll see you tomorrow!
I am an intellectual property lawyer by training and have a background in English Renaissance literature. I love science fiction. I primarily watch Sesame Street these days and find myself humming "Pop Goes the Weasel" at odd moments (guess why). I can happily eat ice cream in the middle of winter when the wind chill is 20 below 0. I have been making beads and designing jewelry since 2007.
2010 - Winner, First Place, British Bead Awards, Other Finished Bead Jewellery 2010 - Winner, Second Place, British Bead Awards, Metal Clay Jewellery 2010 - Winner, Second Place, Bead Dreams, Metal Clay
2010 - Grand Prize, Gold Medal Winner, Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, Metal Clay, Metal Beads, Wirework and Chain Jewelry-Making Contest
2010 - Finalist, Bead Star, Stones, Plastics and Designs with Heart Categories
2009 - Winner, First Place, British Bead Awards, Metal Clay
2009 - Winner, Second Place, British Bead Awards, Beyond Glass, Handmade Beads and Components
2009 - Winner, Second Place, Bead Arts Awards, Necklace
2009 - Finalist, Bead Dreams, Metal Clay
2008 - Finalist Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Beading Contest, Metal Clay
2008 - Finalist, Bead Star, Pearls
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