Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Happy First Day of Spring!

Happy Spring everyone!

Oh dear, were do I begin? Well, as you might have noticed I have been a super blogger slacker! But for good reasons mind you. I am so thrilled to announce that my sweet husband and I are expecting our 3rd child, due this September!!!!
And that is why I have been "under the weather";-) You see, with all of my pregnancies I have suffered from horrible morning sickness, and it usually lasts throughout my whole pregnancy. I basically go into "walking zombie" mode for 9 months. It usually gets less intense by week 20 or so, and I finally get a break from my frequent visits with mr porcelain, whom I than only get to visit than once or twice a week....instead of everyday, all day long. 
Anyhow, this Pregnancy my tiny little one has decided to give me a break from it all, and I now at week 16 I feel like I should by week 20. Thus giving me some energy, and desire to slowly start creating again! Emphasis on Slowly!lol....{I dont want to count my chickens before they are hatched}.  My kids are happier too, now that I can actually play with them {instead of me laying on the couch all day with my bucket, and them in front of the tv for entertainment} I know...what a horrible mother...but ,You do what you have to do, when one is in survival mode. And Oh how happy we are when Daddy comes home from work!
 Anyhow, I felt that my blogging break needed some explaining, so there you have it!
We are so excited!
Stay tuned for some baby inspired projects! :-) But for now, I will just repost some of my favorite Easter Projects, like my cute Jute Eggs.
Enjoy!
Hugs
Cat

Jute Easter Egg Tutorial {Repost}
 So here is the recipe so you can make  your own. Feel free to make as many as you want! I only ask (since this is my original idea) that if you want to make your own and post it on the web that you link it back to my blog. AND SEND ME YOUR PICTURES! I want to see what you all can come up with ;-) 
Thanks and have fun creating!
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Leave me a comment if you have any questions:-)

You will need:
  • Regular size ballons or water ballons {blown up to desired size of egg}
  • Jute
  • Glue {one that dries clear}
  • water
  • scissors

  1. First blow up your balloons. YOu can either use regular birthday balloons, or water balloons. Just depends on what size you want. I find that water balloons make it more "egg" shaped. Birthday balloons can get to be too "round" if you blow it up too big.
  2. Make a mixture of 1/2 part Water to 1/2 part Glue in a bowl. Mix.
  3. Cut a loooooong piece of Jute {dont worry if you run out during wrapping the ballon, you can just start with a new piece since everything is "glued" together.} 
  4. Drench your Jute trying not to tangle it up too much....dont get scared because it is VERY messy!
  5. Tie your drenched jute end to the top of the ballon and start wrapping it. Begin from the top to the bottom over and over than go cross ways. Kind of play with it, it really is hard to mess it up. Just make sure that it is tight. 
  6. When all done place it on a surface like an old paper bag. Let dry overnight. For the smaller egg {water ballon} it is possible to dry it with a blow dryer, mostly but you must still leave it overnight. The string needs to be completely dry and "crispy" before the next step.
  7. When it is dry wrap your scissors and....POP it! Its like magic when it does, because suddenly you will have a beautiful egg! :-)
Decorate it anyway you want, for the bird nest one the jute was still a bit pliable so I could work my hand into it. I placed toile, ripped fabric for ribbon and a bird silhouette inside.
 For a bird just google bird silhouette images and you can pick what you like. Print it out, cut out with scissors and  trace it onto card stock. Cut THAT out and stick a piece of wire to it so you can stick it right down thru the nest of the egg. 



Spruced up with a bit of green, blue & white ribbon/fabric strips.

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