I am thinking of making Tuesdays Craft Day here at the Table. (I can see where this is leading my compulsive self: Tuesdays, Craft Day; Wednesdays, Recipe Day; Thursdays, Favorites List Day; Friday, Anticipation of the Weekend Day; and Monday, Actuality of the Weekend Day...an organized plan, an outline, a method, a system, a direction...you all knew it was bound to happen sooner or later, right?)
I really have no idea why I am feeling the urge to craft, especially since it might just cut into my book reading time...something I guard jealously as it is. Whatever the reason, maybe if I devote a day to it here, I will be more committed. Don't expect much...you all have your little specialties and I really like reading about and looking at all those, but you all know me...a less likely crafter you will probably never meet...maybe that is why it seems appealing...you know, the challenge of just the thought of trying some new things: well, new to me. (Please note that this could be really ugly and abandoned quite quickly...we shall see.)
Last week on the Martha Stewart show, Martha and her crew (very important to note that she has a CREW and I do NOT have a CREW), made these really cute lacey girly colored Easter eggs. She demonstrated IT all very carefully and IT looked foolproof (even for me the oh-so-untalented-crafter) and IT needed very few supplies.
The premise was that you take a hard boiled egg, wrap a piece of lace around IT, secure the lace with a rubber band, and dunk the whole bit into the egg dye, leaving IT for 15 minutes, whereupon one would remove the egg, cut off the rubber band, remove the lace, pat the egg dry, and voila...one very nifty pretty little lacey patterned Easter egg dyed in lovely shades of, well...whatever color you desired.
Well, I tried IT, and the eggs you see above are the result. Really, they don't look anything like Martha's lovely lacey colored eggs. Not. At. All. They look more like Shroud of Turin dyed Easter eggs. Sort of foggy and with an intermittent pattern.
Maybe this particular crafty idea was not my forte...but at least it felt good trying IT and they are rather colorful and pretty looking. Okay, stop laughing, they are colorful. I am not certain what went wrong here...but I know one thing: IT is not going to stop me from finding SOME KIND of craft to do. Maybe something on her show this week...bring IT on, Martha!