Friday, April 10, 2009

MSCE April : Wednesday-decoupage a plastic egg. Thursday outdoor knitting and some picture taking.

I'm a few days behind on my posts for MSCE April so here are my projects for Wednesday and Thursday. Later today I'll try and post today's MSCE (Hint: it might have to do with the fact that I'm soooo close to finishing the rabbits I can hardly stand it!)

Wednesday: A little decoupage on a plastic egg. I love to decoupage the real thing but if you use a plastic one you can cut the paper where the egg splits open and put little treats inside.

I started with some scraps of paper

And put some Mod Podge on the plastic egg (I scratched up the surface of the egg first to help the paper stick, I just used a pointy metal piercer that usually comes in your basic paper craft tool kits but you can use anything)

I'll spare you the details on gluing the paper- but can I just take a moment out of the post here to say- Has anyone else noticed that a craft blog can be kinda hard on your camera? It was really impossible not to get glue all over it while doing this and trying to take pictures.

Ta-Da! Totally covered plastic egg.

I let this dry then went back and used a craft knife to cut it in half. The paper edges might need some cleaning up and a touch of glue after this step but it was mostly o.k.

Now I have a cute covered egg to put some treats in!

Thursday I did a bit of knitting in a nearby park on my lunch break. What am I knitting here you might wonder...

well a last minute rabbit of course! I wanted one to keep for myself so here's the straggler just getting started.

Since I'm not really sure I can count a few rows of knitting as my "something creative" for an entire day. I'll also give you a look at the pictures I took while I was in the park. It's been a while since we had a warm sunny day here in the Northeast (there were actually flurries of snow in the air while I walked to work on Wednesday) just when I was beginning to question if Spring would ever really be here we had this gorgeous day.

While sitting on a bench, I looked up and saw the first tree I've notice with flowers on it (and believe me I've been checking everywhere for any sign of spring so I was delighted to see this).

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