A Not So Great Start to 2011

Happy New Year Y’all!
Hopefully you have all recovered from your New Years hangovers and have started in earnest to loose the 5 pounds you gained over Christmas. I know I have. 🙂
I’m finally back home in Japan and decided to start of the New Year right with a little cleaning. This included cleaning the dust from the inside of my computer. Well, in the process I managed to damage something and now it’s not working. So after lots of cursing, crying and unsuccesful attempts to fix it myself I’ve been forced to bring out my ancient “emergency” laptop and take my desktop to a professional. This means no more new videos until I get it fixed. The “emergency” laptop is not powerful enough for video editing. I’ll just have to do my best without it for a little while.

Anyway, It the start of a New Year and that means it’s time to start preparing for Easter. Easter Sunday is on April 24th this year. So we’ve got about 100 days to get our Easter baskets ready.

Here’s a little something to get us in the Easter mood.

Beautiful aren’t they! I’m so impressed!

3 Replies to “A Not So Great Start to 2011”

  1. I have just found your website, and I’m so excited! Thank you for sharing so much. I’ve crafted eggs, mainly washi style, and collected them over the years. But as an ardent crafter, I’m having so much fun doing these! I also appreciated the supplies links. I’ve ordered from cartwrights and crafters foam already, and their service was excellent. Thanks again for your hard work to share so much with all of us!

    1. Thank you so much for your comment Kathy. It’s comments like this that keep me going. I’m interested in washi eggs. Can you suggest a good website or YouTube video I can look at?

  2. I originally learned from a book called Washi Crafts by Andrea Heinrichsohn years ago (before You Tube!.I checked and it is available on Amazon.It is a very good book-excellent instructions, and beautiful pictures, including other ways to use washi paper. The yasutomo.com website seems to be good instructions,and there were many more sites when I googled “washi eggs”. Martha Stewart has a page on them, and on You Tube I found one called “Eastern Eggs” by Bridget Wilkin that was pretty good. There are kits available now also, on Amazon and by Googling. You don’t have to use real eggs. I used wooden eggs so they would last longer. One technique I found that helped was to use the back of a spoon after you have glued the paper down to smooth it out. And know that some directions are very specific about measuring the egg, and others are very more casual about measuring. I also figured out a different way to display them. I put black beans on a tray, and nestled the eggs in the beans. I like the look a lot. I’ll be glad to send more info if you want. They are really beautiful and worth doing.

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