Tuesday, March 3, 2009

"Spring Forward" - Easter Egg Alert

I’m very much against ‘rushing’ the season, but I want to alert you to some eggs that are currently at Michaels. I’m not sure they’re in all their stores (they don’t seem to be listed on their web site). As usual, I purchased several of them, as the stores don’t often have the same items the next year. Usually I’ve had to add braiding and/or flowers to plain eggs, but these are already finished – ready to hang - or just sit in a basket The braiding 'sections off' the egg into quarters. They have a ‘velvet’ covering and come in different pastel colors – pink, blue, light green, purple, orange.

Of course, I can’t leave that ‘empty space’ between the braiding just sit there, when it’s crying out for tatted motifs!
This was the quickest motif I could find (Mary McCarthy’s butterfly, from my October 17 post) to attach to the egg, so I could alert you to them.
There are many possibilities for embellishing these eggs even more. Need I mention beads?

The colors aren’t showing as well as I’d like here, and there are shadows in the photo, but it kind of gives you the idea.
Because the eggs are hollow (but not hard plastic), it is possible to use pins. (I use metallic pins that have a gold bead at one end.) However, always be careful not to let children play with the eggs, even though the pins don't pull out easily.

Around Easter I’ll be posting eggs that I’ve decorated with tatting over the years.


Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Very pretty! I almost stopped at Michaels yesterday... I guess I'll have to go shopping again... sigh!

TattingChic said...

Everything you make is just showstoppingly beautiful, Kathy! That egg is gorgeous! Thank you for the heads up on the lovely eggs! I'll have to see if I can find them at my local Michaels! :)

Carol Lawecki said...

Hi Kathy, Your tatted egg is so elegant. This butterfly is one of my favorite to make.

Dave Robertson said...

Kathy, the Easter bunny would be mighty kind to bring along some eggs like this one. I've love to see a beaded version (you know where I work) :)

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