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1  Re: More onion eggs in Easter by sunnyday on: March 13, 2007 11:44:59 PM
Wow. What a response!

To answer a few questions:

I did the blue eggs with a packet of easter egg dye I found at a deli. I think it's Russian so I can't read the name. The packet is pictured with the eggs.

To blow the eggs you make a small hole at each end using a pin. I make my holes a few millimetres,or 1/8" to 1/4", in diameter. Start the hole by sticking the pin straight through the shell several times in a little circle, enlarge and neaten the hole by carefully chipping away at the edges. Blow out the contents then suck a little clean water into the egg from a glass as if the egg is a straw. Shake it around and blow the water out. Repeat a couple of times to clean the inside of the egg.

You don'd need to dry them before removing the stocking. Just wait for them to cool or run cold water into the pot.

The eggs are still pretty strong. If you are carefull with them and store them in an egg carton between Easters then you can keep them forever without breaking. My mum has a huge collection of dyed and painted eggs. She displays some in a bowl, some in egg cups and some hanging.

To hang the eggs, tie a piece of ribbon or thread around a piece of toothpick and insert it into one of the holes. I used scissors to score the toothpick in the middle so that the ribbon didn't slip off.

One other tip: You don't need to buy onions. There are usually plenty of loose skins around the onions at the supermarket.

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2  More onion eggs in Easter by sunnyday on: March 13, 2007 02:44:59 PM
Here are some easter eggs, dyed using a technique my mum taught me.
You place a pretty leaf or flower on a blown egg, cover it with a piece of stocking and secure it with a rubber band so that the leaf is pressed flat against the egg. I then suck some water into the egg so it doesn't float. Boil with onion skins for several minutes and you have a lovely brown egg with a leaf pattern on it. I rubbed the shells with olive oil to make them shiny but I'm thinking of washing it off and using spray lacquer instead.

I used the same technique with some blue egg dye too.





Edited by sweets4ever to include additional tutorial information/photos from later in the thread:


To answer a few questions:

I did the blue eggs with a packet of easter egg dye I found at a deli. I think it's Russian so I can't read the name. The packet is pictured with the eggs.

To blow the eggs you make a small hole at each end using a pin. I make my holes a few millimetres,or 1/8" to 1/4", in diameter. Start the hole by sticking the pin straight through the shell several times in a little circle, enlarge and neaten the hole by carefully chipping away at the edges. Blow out the contents then suck a little clean water into the egg from a glass as if the egg is a straw. Shake it around and blow the water out. Repeat a couple of times to clean the inside of the egg.

You don'd need to dry them before removing the stocking. Just wait for them to cool or run cold water into the pot.

The eggs are still pretty strong. If you are carefull with them and store them in an egg carton between Easters then you can keep them forever without breaking. My mum has a huge collection of dyed and painted eggs. She displays some in a bowl, some in egg cups and some hanging.

To hang the eggs, tie a piece of ribbon or thread around a piece of toothpick and insert it into one of the holes. I used scissors to score the toothpick in the middle so that the ribbon didn't slip off.

One other tip: You don't need to buy onions. There are usually plenty of loose skins around the onions at the supermarket.

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3  Brown nine patch baby quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by sunnyday on: February 19, 2007 03:15:32 PM
I finished this quilt for my baby girl the day before she was born. I didn't know she was a girl at the time. I hope to make her a more girly quilt one day if I ever have time to sew again Smiley
It's machine quilted using a walking foot. Still haven't worked up the courage to quilt by hand.

        
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4  Blue Japanese fabric quilt, edited to add quilt diagram in Quilting: Completed Projects by sunnyday on: February 19, 2007 01:03:46 AM
This quilt was in progress for about 2 years. Mainly because I planned to hand quilt it but never worked up the nerve to start.
I gave the pieced top to my mum for Christmas 2005. telling her I'd finish it for her soon. Some months later I made an appointment to have it machine quilted. I then cancelled the appointment because I thought I had found inspiration to hand quilt it afterall. A month or so after that I booked it in again.
This is the result. Mum loves it.


I have had a couple of questions about the dimensions of my quilt so I made this diagram.
The white rectangles represent the patterned pieces and the grey is the cream background.
The dimensions are for the finished pieces. I used a quarther inch seam so I cut the pieces half an inch bigger thand the finished dimension.

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5  Patchwork Christmas apron in Winter Holidays by sunnyday on: October 02, 2006 04:10:13 PM
This is the first Christmas gift I have made for this year.
It's an apron for my boyfriend's nana. She always wears an apron in the kitchen and I thought she'd like a Christmas one to wear during the festive season.


And a closeup of the pocket.
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6  Re: Spring/Easter Swap in The Swap Gallery by sunnyday on: April 12, 2006 05:36:40 PM
Yay, I got my package from minniepearl today!

She sent pretty spring bead jewelery, a beautiful dark chocolate coloured bag with spring green lining, cute & lovable knitted chick and bunny with chocolate eggs inside, a chocolate bunny (I'm afraid the bunny's not long for this world Wink), more candy (behind the bunny in the photo) and a cute card, great craftsters think alike BlondieKate.







Thanks so much for a great swap minniepearl and thanks for organising sharc.
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7  Matching quilts for a wedding in Quilting: Completed Projects by sunnyday on: April 11, 2006 07:21:27 PM
I'm going to a wedding on Easter Saturday. The happy couple have a one year old daughter so I decided to make matching quilts, one crib sized and one queen size.
My sister and I made the tops in soft greens inspired by Denyse Schmidt quilts
I had the quilts professionally machine quilted in order to get them done in time. I just finished sewing on the binding with two days to spare.

The quilts together


Queen quilt - front.


Queen quilt - back


Baby quilt


Detail
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8  Re: Spring/Easter Swap (Signups Closed: Send by 4/8/2006) in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by sunnyday on: March 30, 2006 07:27:50 PM
I posted Minniepearl's package today.
I know it's a little early but I was hoping to post it with time to get from Australia to the US by Easter. It still might not get there until after Easter.

Here is a picture of what I sent : Wink
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9  Re: Quilted Sewing Kit in Completed Projects by sunnyday on: February 26, 2006 08:22:25 PM
Thanks everyone!

Cougar, this is the basic shape I used to make it. I sewed the fabrics right sides together with a layer of thin batting to stop it being floppy. I turned it right sides out and sewed the gap closed then quilted a swirly pattern. I attached the pockets by hand then sewed up the sides and bottom corners by hand.

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10  Quilted Sewing Kit in Completed Projects by sunnyday on: February 22, 2006 03:55:46 PM
I made this quilted sewing kit as a gift.
It's got everthing you need for mending (I hope): pins, needles, needle threader, threads, buttons, a little pin cushion and scissors.



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