Monday, April 13, 2009

Eggs + color

Busy, busy weekend here.

Dozens of eggs to dye and hide (luckily I had good help).

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{egg rainbow}

I even tried a few natural methods, courtesy of Martha (turmeric worked well, beets not so well).

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{beets + eggs}

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{turmeric eggs}

Thanks for all the great Easter "basket" suggestions last week. The simple fillers really are the best, and I didn't have to feel bad about buying little bits of plastic crap that will get thrown out next week.

25 comments:

  1. these eggs are so gorgeous!! I love the colors.....that golden yellow is fantastic! xo

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  2. that egg rainbow is absolutely gorgeous!

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  3. I like the tumeric eggs! Your photos are super duper! xoxo

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  4. Love that you tried natural dying. The colors in that first photo are beautiful! Happy Monday.

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  5. Wow, you really are a real-life Martha. You are so impressive! Love the rainbow.

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  6. I love the colours! So potent and pretty!

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  7. Your doing so many makes me feel better about taking a nap instead of dyeing mine. They're lovely!

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  8. gorgeous eggs - I saw her segment about using lace on Friday too - it was beautiful

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  9. beautiful! i love the golden colored tumeric eggs!

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  10. magnifique!

    great job - and great photos!

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  11. that plastic grass from my childhood used to stick around for months...

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  12. oooooh. so pretty! the colors are so bright, amazing. now you get to have egg salad sandwiches for many days to come.

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  13. So beautiful, especially the turquoise ones!

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  14. Really, a rainbow of eggs!
    Simply stunning!

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  15. It's great to hear about someone trying the natural methods from Martha too. Your eggs turned out so bright and pretty!

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  16. i'm so jealous...i need some littles so i have an excuse to dye easter eggs...

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  17. The beets didn't work for me either, but I had the dye from the proper Ukrainian Egg dying kit on hand... didn't have enough time to do any fancy designs on my eggs this year though.

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  18. I bet turmeric worked well, that stuff is impossible to get out of things (the only way to get a turmeric stain is to leave something in the sun for a day...but I digress).
    I wonder if saffron would work? I think saffron-gold is a such a lovely color.
    Your eggs are just beautiful, by the way. I think the beet-red looks quite lovely...

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  20. Beautiful! I love that you use natural dye.

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  21. Gorgeous color~ Great idea playing with dyes.

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