Sunday, April 12, 2009

Tie-dyed

I went to the store and bought eggs, but didn't buy the dye. Then I debated whether any Easter happenings would go down at our address, as the husband is approaching finals (and usually doesn't know that holidays exist unless I tell him what day they are on.)

I remembered last year seeing Eggs dyed using neck ties, and I was off to search the DI bag for bobby's gently used/ugly ties.Possible Problem #1- Ties purchased in Asia may or may not be silk- no matter what the tag says..Possible Problem #2 -We didn't have a glass pot for the stove (and for some reasons the directions called to boil in glass or enamel) so I tried the microwave equivalent. Does anyone else wonder if microwaves will someday give them cancer? I mean a little egg in there for like 20+ minutes? That can't be good...
Possible Problem #3- not sure if the Orange ones didn't turn out as well because of Possible problem#1 and/or #2 or if lighter colors just don't work as well..

11 comments:

Kristin said...

Very Ingenous! Your kids will love your determination! :)

BreighAn said...

So cool! I love how creative you are! Good luck on finals, Bobby!

Boulant Family said...

Cute pants meg!;)

Annalisa said...

very nice.

Papa Paradigm said...

Cool eggs! Looks like a fun Easter.

Becky Nelson said...

I so saw this on a craft page and was going to go out to a thrift store and buy some ties to use, but I never got to doing it. I think I will still try it. Your eggs look super cute. Happy Easter

Melissa Tiek said...

I am still so jealous that you have a back yard. I hope you are expecting us during pear season...because we will be there. :)

Amy said...

so creative! i love the eggs!

jeanie said...

I wanted to try that, I think they turned out great, even though it wasn't real dark... I might give it a go next year. Awesome pose Bob, yo yo...

Frankman's said...

you are a genius!! that is so exciting, i want to try it. and p.s. you can totally borrow dave's truck WHENEVER, we can even go do it tomorrow together if you want. let me know.

iBAWLS said...

nice sippy cups!