We began our first day of spring by dyeing some Easter eggs. I've always wondered about using natural dyes... this year I decided to give it a try, but I didn't buy anything special. I just told myself we would use whatever we already had.
It kind of felt like a science experiment... some of it worked (frozen blueberries and tea bags), some of it (red wine vinegar and lettuce) not as much. But I will say this... it was fun. Next year I think I'll try it again, but maybe then I'll actually follow some recipes (smile).
After I set up a little work station and put all the dyes in jars, Jillian did everything else on her own. I sat in the background distracting Rosetta with blueberries and wondering how it was possible I had a little girl old enough to dye Easter eggs without any help.
Once we finished, we couldn't help but put all the eggs in a basket to admire, particularly the egg with the smiley face that Jillian drew with a crayon.
The adorable grain sack bunny garland hanging on the window was a surprise for my girls from Ann of On Sutton Place when she sent my last grain sack pillow. She suggested hanging it in the playroom, but it was way too cute to hide away.
Sometimes I think about hanging a curtain here, but then I always reconsider. Somehow being able to look out the window with an unobstructed view of our yard and being able to watch the sunset in the evening always makes washing dishes more enjoyable.
I hope beautiful, sunny spring days are in your forecast!