You know I’ve posted about various projects, many of them with an Easter conclusion, and I want to show that this isn’t my Holiday Fantasy World. I did all this stuff with results ranging from laughable to others that, well, if not perfect provided some cheap fun and some cheerful results.
Remember my fantasy of the heart-shaped lawn bedecked with hard boiled quail drops and Scylla? Here:
Be prepared to hold your sides and honk in derision. I didn’t have enough seeds from that open package. That’s my story. Sere as my crop was, you can see that the cats enjoyed it.
Moving on: papier mache eggs formed over balloons, a la Martha Stewart. Ah di me! This was not easy, mes amis. Getting the newspaper strips soaked in the correct amount of glue and water, learning as I went the best width of the strips and the neatest patterns for applying those strips. The Takeaway: I learned a lot about gluing paper over balloons. Here is my hopeful post:
And here are the results. I kind of love them. I got to dig out my ancient Easter chicks from the back of the hutch, and a sample of my collection of pie birds.
Here’s the smaller and more technically accomplished egg — thicker, firmer and altogether harder. I painted the interior pink. Duh — if I’d really read Ms. Stewart I would have known to apply a first layer of pink paper.
Tomorrow it will be ham, Jacques Pepin’s divine potatoes gratin, asparagus and Pavlova with fresh berries. And , in case you’re wondering, I did keep the faith with the visual diary:
I need to buy a new color cartridge for my printer, spend a few hours primping the photos, and sometime soon I’ll come honest with you about this project.