Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Bad Egg(s)

Anyone else's Easter egg collection look a little out of control?
This is my mom's stash.  When we were little, she would do this giant egg hunt for my family, my cousins, all of our friends, and neighbors.  It was a big deal!
Now she does an egg hunt for all 20 of her grandkids, plus us kids still.  I know, we are probably a little too old for it, but we still love it!
Anyway, she buys new eggs pretty much every year.  And she still has eggs from about 20 years ago.
They are looking a little sad.
So I went through her stash, took out all the "bad eggs", and got my craft on.
But this is about as far as I got before other duties called.
My sister brought her little boy over for an impromptu Easter photo shoot.
As I was setting up, Kota Bear and her sisters were playing in the living room.
Without warning, Bear broke out in a curdling scream.
And to make a long story short, we ended up at the InstaCare.
Where we waited...
(Sorry about the fuzzy picture.  I took it on my phone.)
And then we got the bad news.
She broke her elbow!..
By running into the couch!!!
Weird, huh?
Anyway, so we went home and tried again to take my nephew's pictures.  By then it was late and the lighting sucked, so the pictures were lousy.  I was frustrated, and had enough, so there was no more egg-spiraments for me on Saturday.
Sunday was taken up with family stuff.
So I finally got to finish my egg-cilent creation late last night.
What do you think?
I think it needs a little something more, but I can't figure out what.
It's not egg-sactly there yet.

Any suggestions?
I've got a whole carton of "bad eggs" lying around, so you are sure to see some more egg-citing crafts from this chick.
**And I promise to cut back on the lame egg jokes...maybe!  Ha!**


  1. Oh my goodness! I hope she heals quickly! How scary!
    Love the eggs and how you displayed them in the frame. I actually like it as is...the only thing I might add is something at the stems (like a ribbon?), but again, I like the minimal look!

  2. Absolutely adorable! I'm loving this and highlighting today at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured" button.

  3. So simple and pretty! Love it! Thanks for stopping by our blog!

  4. I made some too!!! Please stop by and check out my blog! I like how you made yours into a picture frame look!

  5. I LOVE that there's no back to the frame. I think the frame needs a white wash.

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  7. I love these! Sooo cute! Great post.

  8. I just found your blog and am your newest follower. This Easter Egg display is AMAZING! You are one talented woman who has definitely got a creative flair that I envy! Thanks for creating such a fab blog full of inspiration.

    I hope you little one heals quickly and the one Easter picture you were able to snap was cute. :)

  9. Cute eggs. sorry about your little one! They can hurt themselves in the strangest ways, sometimes. Mine broke a tooth jumping onto a couch, where a metal toy was sitting. owch! thanks for linking this up to our Wicked Awesome Wed. blog party.

  10. I love the egg frame!

    I am following you from the blog hop, you have a great site. Would you like to follow me back? Susan's Family
    thank you :)

  11. Oh my gosh! So sorry about your little one's elbow! Ouch! My Easter egg collection is that crazy =o) We do a HUGE egg hunt with our friends. I love it!

  12. Hopefully her elbow heals quickly! I'm working on a couple projects with those plastic eggs too and I love these! I hadn't thought to hang them in a frame - thanks for sharing!

  13. Stopping in from the boost your blog hop :)

    Hope you'll visit me as well!

  14. Poor Baby, hope she doesn't have to wear the cast too long! I have come over from the Boost your blog blog hop and am your newest follower!

  15. YAY! I'm glad to hear that somone elses's mom does that too. My mom has a hunt every year for all of use and friends too on her 40 acre farm. Such great memories!

    Sorry to hear about her broken elbow. I'm sure it hurt. Poor thing!

    Your eggs look awesome!

  16. The year my oldest daughter got married she started the Easter egg hunt. He own little one was just tiny, but she loved putting it together for her 9 brothers and sisters. Now she has 11 brothers and sisters and 3 kids of her own. We have a great time looking for eggs and candy and little treats and avoiding the huge crazy circus at the local park.

  17. Maybe a white frame with some eastery scrapbook paper on the back!

    Love it!

    I wish I had an easter egg collection like that!

    Thanks for linking to Creative Juice...Hope to see you back again this week!

  18. I love the easter eggs and twine! Great idea!!

    I am a new follower from the Buzz On By hop! Stop by sometime!!


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    P.S. Love the egg frame. I think it looks great the way it is!

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