Sunday, February 20, 2011

Vintage Eggs

I saw the cutest idea over at The Vintage Nest last week and decided to 
give these cute eggs a try.

Lynn gives a complete tutorial on her blog, so I won't repeat all the directions
here, but be sure to visit her blog if you decide to make them.
She also tells you how frustrating they are to make and I can vouch
for that fact.   I did find that instead of getting up to wash my hands every
few minutes, I kept a wet wash cloth nearby and that saved a lot
of time and frustration.
What I like about this project is that each of my eggs came out different,
and mine look totally different from Lynn's.  They each take on
a unique personality depending on the materials you use.  Besides
the materials that Lynn advises, I tore up a couple doilies and I 
like the feminine touch they added.
I didn't have a beautiful silver piece to put my eggs in, so I 
used a vintage muffin tin instead and nestled mine in  moss.  

I tried not to make my eggs specifically for Easter, but stamped words
on them that would allow them to be used any time of the year.

Lynn was ambitious and made  a set of eggs for a giveaway, herself, and a 
set for her Etsy shop.  I didn't have quite that much patience, so mine are going 
to my shop.  Maybe next year I'll make myself a set.
This little sweety is my favorite.

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marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh they look fabulous. I love them. I made a lot of calico ones years ago when I had primitives. They are a ton of work, but oh so cute. Hugs, Marty

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I LOVE yours! They turned out fabulous. I want to make some more and they really are simple to make just time consuming and messy. LOL...I did keep a wet washcloth nearby too. I have a set ready to go in my "new" shop at a brick and mortar. I put them in an old silver basket I found. I may have to charge at least $100.00 for them! ...ha! just kiddin. Come on over and see my latest project. xo

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I seen these on the other blog and I really like how yours turned out! I think they look great in the vintage muffin tin too! I like the feminine touch you gave to yours too!~Hugs, Patti

La Vie Quotidienne said...

The are really pretty and so different. I love the bits and pieces of lace that you added. Very charming.

La said...

Cindy, these turned out beautifully. You are so talented.

Have a great week! La

Cindy said...

Turned out beautifully, sweet!

Brenda Kula said...

These are positively precious! I love that you put them in the muffin tin too!

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Oh my they are so lovely. You are very talented. ~~Sherry~~

Sue said...

Cindy, You channel Lynn very well! :-) These eggs are really pretty. Thanks for bringing me my plates- they look great added to my collection in my kitchen hutch.

Lindy said...

I love your eggs. They're adorable!!!



Anonymous said...

Cindy I love these eggs!! I bought some larger eggs last year to cover with music paper but love the fabric better I think!! Ok now to find those guys!

Would you mind me linking this post to my next weeks Finding Beauty post? I think others would love to see these beauties!

You're a blessing!

raggygirlvintage said...

I love them, and I especially love them in the muffin pan!

LindyLouMac said...

What a fun idea!

Sarah said...

Looks like a fun project. The muffin tin was a great idea! ~ Sarah

House Revivals said...

Oh, these are darling! I just love all the texture, and displaying them in that sweet tin was a brilliant idea!

ChRiS said...

gm........was brought to my attention that i never mentioned receiving my giveaway.....i have no idea why i didn't but i want to apoligize for the rudeness ( not intentional) i received my giveaway in a very prompt manner and again want to ty Cindy.

Terry said...

I found your blog through Tales from Bloggeritaville. Your eggs(that sounds kind of weird, doesn't it?) are so pretty! You did a wonderful job! I'll have to check out Lynn's blg for more info! I'm your newest followe and love how you put this altogether!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

They are great and I love the vintage muffin tin...the eggs look great in it

Sue said...

What a beautiful job you did, I love anything vintage, and putting them in the muffin tin was a great idea.
Thank you for sharing.

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

Wow Weee! Gorgeous! I am going to go check out Lynn's blog right now. If they are too frustrating I might have to just come back and buy yours. :) Thanks for joining my Friday Pretties. This is Certainly Pretty!!!

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

Me again...I just took a look in your Etsy shop- Oh MY, I want one of everything!

Mary said...

Hi, I feautred your vintage eggs on my "Top Ten Fav Posts" this week at Boogieboard Cottage! Thank you for joining in this week and have a nice weekend! Mary :O)

Debbie said...

I like those!! I didn't see hers, but I like your idea of the vintage tin. That worked perfectly.

sarah said...

these are great.

Trish said...

Very pretty!!
I think they're beautiful :-)

Barb said...

Hi Cindy,
Your fabric covered eggs are lovely and putting them in the old muffin tin -- inspired.
God Bless
Barb from Australia

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

What sweet little eggs! I love the tin you used to put your eggs in too.

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