March 25, 2012

October Surprise!

cute, eh?
well, it is that time of year!

you know...the time of year when you find that
carton of eggs...waaaaaaaaaay in the back...
eggs are reading that right...
october! they made it through halloween,
Thanksgiving and Christmas...all the way to

well, i have seen this idea many a time
in many a locale...i suppose i was just waiting
for eggs that were ripe enough to use{...gag! ;}

the hardest part is blowing the eggy goo out...
i added an extra level of difficulty by actually
needing to rid my eggs of yolks that were
positively petrified!

so, after the wooziness wore off a few hours later...
i got right to work!
{a little scandinavian influence for this one}

paisley flair for this one..

a pathetic attempt at an "illuminated" letter for this one...

i suggest using the fine tip sharpie...but not the ultra-fine.
it's just not "inky" my professional opinion! ;}

{they look disgruntled, don't they! ;}

it's actually very fun and a bit addicting!
and sharpies do come in every color of the you can really go to town!
there's still a few weeks until Easter...
so, pucker up and get busy! ;}

Spring Craft Party @ Centsational GirlMosaic Monday @ The Little Red House
Project Parade @ DIY Showoff
Met Monday @ BNOTP
Tuesday's Treasures @ My Uncommon SliceWhite Wednesday @ Faded Charm
Vintage Inspiration Friday @ Common Ground
Saturday Night Special @ Funky Junk Intreiors


  1. I love your eggs! If I had to do that I would probably pass out ;-)

  2. Cute ideas, I love the decorated eggs. Thanks for sharing. I hope you have a Happy week!

  3. I love your black and white Easter eggs.So pretty-Denise

  4. What fun! I love your Easter eggs and giggled about your story. Happy Spring!

  5. So beautiful! I love the black and white!

  6. Love those...the black and white is so great looking!

  7. They look beautiful, love the black and white theme. But yuck on the cleaning process!!!

  8. Your eggs are beautiful! I love the black and white! How unique, not the traditional Easter colors!! Love it!

  9. KIKI love your eggs and the black and white theme.i could see how that might become addicting...not the cleaning out of the eggs, but the painting!

  10. I love the black and white theme to the eggs..can see how it might become addicting!

  11. These are beautiful works of art and kudos to you for blowing those eggs out! We have a robin's nest with three beautiful eggs in it and I think the robin was captured by a cat. I've been debating whether or not to take the nest and eggs and I was going to blow them out. I would love having three beautiful robin's eggs.

  12. You are very funny...and very talented. This is such a brilliant idea...I will have to give this a try...on fresher eggs...maybe.

  13. Those are gorgeous! I am so glad you didn't inhale by accident when you were blowing those little devils out of there! And done with a Sharpy! WOW! xo Diana

  14. I really like this idea. And the black and white are so stylized that it really makes them pop. I don't think I'd have dared to use those eggs, however. Ha...did you use a straw to blow them out...I hope! (I did clean out my fridge recently and found a jar of mayo that had expired two years ago. Scary!)

  15. Very nice, I don't have a hand steay enough to try them, but I absolutely love them!!! Beautiful

  16. These are Beautiful and have a Mendhi type quality to the Artwork, what a great idea, I'll have to get the Sharpies out... so much less mess than using dyes... thanks for the Inspiration!

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  17. What a wonderful idea! I'm not too good at the blowing them out part, but the rest looks like a lot of fun!

  18. Very pretty, I love the black sharpie idea - very well done!

  19. Very beautiful eggs! I like the black and white theme. Liz

  20. Adorable! LOVE all the great graphic patterns! xo

  21. They are gorgeous! I had absolutely NO idea that was what you were supposed to do! Very interesting! ♥

  22. Wonderful! The black and white is so pretty...great job!!

  23. Just BEAUTIFUL! I love the way they turned out for you. I did these years ago and it was work, but worth the effort. The little egg holders are really cute and I love that old treasured book too!

    If you have not had a chance yet, I hope you can stop by and view my Mosaic Monday entry as well. Very much appreciated~


  24. I know that you can also just decorate eggs with the yolks and whites left inside. Eventually, they will just turn to powder. You have to be very careful that you don't break them, of course, because they will smell before they get to that final stage. If you just keep them intact, they are a bit sturdier than blown eggs but they are eggs, nonetheless.
    Love the effect.

  25. the black and white theme makes for stunning eggs!

  26. One year, we had a St. Patrick's Day pumpkin....


  27. Wow! These eggs are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!
    Warm wishes, Brittany

  28. Beautiful designs! I just love your blog!

  29. Saw these black & white eggs over at Funky Junk Interiors party and just had to take a closer look! Love the graphic designs!

  30. Hahaha. I am just impressed that somebody can manage to keep eggs around that long. I have to restock ours like twice a week! They turned out completely gorgeous. Totally worth the wooziness :) Now I have to go make some too!

  31. These are absolutely beautiful. I love it. I want to make some, and I can see how it would be addictive. Thanks! Jodi @

  32. wow!!! you did a great job on these, really a cool idea. LOVE the black/white motif! thanks for coming to the party! I'm pinning these sweethearts!

  33. Impressive eggs, they look so unique and pretty. Also love those birds they are sitting on, where did you get those?

    Kindredly, Lynnie

  34. GORGEOUS fancy eggs!

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