Thursday, December 11, 2008

TWO FREAKIN' WEEKS?!? Oh, and Eggs.

Mornin' bloggy friends! If you haven't already, pop over to the review for Devil's Cape and enter my giveaway? Ends tomorrow, so hurry over!

I've been busy all week working on Christmas ornaments. Not normally given to crafts or Christmas things, this has been something I justify as artistic rather than crafty, and gifts rather than decorating. So there. But I talked about it awhile back and am nearing completion of the project (Yes! It's a project!), so I thought I'd share pictures now, while Christmas is still two weeks away. Yipe! Is Christmas really only two weeks off? Make it stop!!!

My Evil Sister came for Thanksgiving and helped me blow the center out of a bunch of eggs. For proof I offer pictures.

See? She's holding an egg. That's proof, right? And check out our Hunnies being total geeks:

I think they were looking for a movie to see and wound up going to Appaloosa. They liked it.

So the Evil Sister was blowing out eggs, as I said:

First you poke the holes, making sure to poke a tiny hole in the pointy top with a straight pin (two or three pokes close together), and a larger hole in the bottom, about the size of a pencil eraser,

then you blow,

That's my favorite part. See her little chipmunk cheeks? She was having so much fun.

I wasn't letting her have all the fun just so I could take pictures, even though she's not much of a photographer. Here she proves herself a decent picture taker. And I prove I suck at egg blowing.

Yeah, I cracked every one I attempted. Something about my big "man hands". Dang it. Look at the ones I attempted:

Then Maybelline had to give it a shot:

Isn't she cute? And I love it when Maybelline and the Evil Sister get together because they're always laughing:

Anyway, here are the results of the egg blowing:

Meaning I very gently rinsed each egg under a tiny stream of water from the faucet, making sure to run the water through the eggs, cleaning out and off any trace of the innards (that's a technical term). Then let them dry.

Tomorrow I hope to show you what I've done with the eggs. It's been a busy week. I'm not sure I'm happy with the results, but it is what it is.

Until I write again ... (IT'S ONLY TWO WEEKS TILL CHRISTMAS, PEOPLE!!!!)



Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see the final product!

PLEASE stop reminding me it is onlt 2 weeks till Christmas! I still have 5 items to embroider and get in the mail. Not to mention the box of goodies for my group in Iraq.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

i have nothing ready for christmas.... and its ONLY 2 weeks OH MY.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see what you're doing! Ornaments?

Mental P Mama said...

I can't wait to see, either. We used to do them like this for Easter. I cannot get over how much you all look alike: Evil One, Maybelline and You!

Marguerite said...

In Flea's defense, that big messy one in the middle is mine. It was stuck in the carton and my fingers went right through it trying to free the durned thing.


Snooty Primadona said...

Man Hands, LOL! I can't do those damned eggs either. I also can't dress Barbie dolls any more...

Daryl said...

A little Crazy Glue and those cracked eggs can be Easter Eggs .. the cracks could be a design, or not

Evil looks nothing like you does she .. bwahaaaaaaaaaaaa


Mom Knows Everything said...

I wanna see what you did with the eggs!!!!

abb said...

My cheeks always KILLED me after egg blowing. Brought back some wonderful memories tho. Thanks!

Karen Deborah said...

what are you cooking with all those eggs? You aren't a crafts person? Are you serious? miss make everyone in the world smoked baby dresses and all kinds of other things, like egg sucking, blowing. Aren't you glad it's blowing?
whatcha makin anyway?

Anonymous said...

Are you doing the Ukranian eggs? I'm jealous you are so crafty.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see the finished eggs.
I also CANNOT believe how much you all look alike. You look more like 3 sisters that mom, aunt, and daughter. It must be so nice to be able to do family things like that.

Karen Deborah said...

ok edited the post and you are now tagged for the meme I thought you had already done it. And pick up the award to miss kreative blogger!

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Can't wait to see! What did you do with all the innards? Omelet's for dinner?

Kidzmama said...

I'm on the edge of my seat. It looks interesting. Also, a very yummy dinner.

OHmommy said...

You tease....


To Ms. Flea

You are welcome to my blogspace.

I like this novel very much and don't remember that how many times I have read it. What I remember is that I read it first time when I was sixteen.

I have just seen the photographs of the eggs!! Neatly shot photos.

Naval Langa

Naval Langa

Anonymous said...

I would totally gag if I put that eggshell in my mouth! But I can't wait to see the results.

Anonymous said...

Flea, I have man hands, too.

Flea, It's less than two weeks till Christmas?!!! Ack!!!!!!!!!!!