Ocean-themed goose egg I just decorated with six glass figurines inside.

Ocean-themed goose egg I just dec­o­rated with six glass fig­urines inside.

For those of you who cel­e­brate Easter, I hope you had a nice hol­i­day. To those who don’t, I hope you are hav­ing a good spring so far. For us, Easter just snuck up on us out of nowhere. I man­aged to get our Easter tree up early, but that was about it.

A more detailed shot of the inside right of the goose egg.

A more detailed shot of the inside right of the goose egg.

I had grand plans for new ways of egg dec­o­rat­ing with Johann. My father-in-law sent me a great link for mak­ing your own nat­ural dyes using onions, red cab­bage, etc., which looked far more inter­est­ing than the cus­tom­ary vine­gar dyes on hard-boiled eggs that every­one usu­ally does. Those worked great when Johann was lit­tle, but now that he is older, we want to exper­i­ment. I want to teach Johann how to make Ukrain­ian Easter eggs this year. We are also mak­ing more dio­rama eggs sim­i­lar to the ones my mother made with me and my sis­ter when we were young.

A close-up of the inside left of the goose egg.

A close-up of the inside left of the goose egg.

Because Easter came in March instead of April this year, I wasn’t ready. I know why Easter isn’t always on the same day every year, but I wish it was a set date like Christ­mas. That would make it eas­ier for me to keep track of, any­way. We still need a few empty pickle jars for the Ukrain­ian Easter egg dyes. I don’t have all the sup­plies gath­ered for the nat­ural dyes yet. And I only got one dio­rama egg made. So we decided to make April our egg dec­o­rat­ing month. Who cares if it hap­pens after Easter? At this point, as long as we do it, that is all that mat­ters to me.

A top-down view of the front of the goose egg.

A top-down view of the front of the goose egg.

Eric went through quite a bit of photo-editing magic to make these pic­tures pos­si­ble. At least you can see a lit­tle bit of what I’ve been up to in the past cou­ple of weeks. The egg is a goose egg given to us some time ago by our friend Annie. The other eggs are chicken eggs from pre­vi­ous years. Stay posted for more pic­tures of our egg dec­o­rat­ing projects. Happy Spring!

The three chicken egg dioramas I have that my mother did with me and my sister when we were children.

The three chicken egg dio­ra­mas I have that my mother did with me and my sis­ter when we were children.

 

An araucana egg from a friend that Johann and I decorated with a glass caterpillar and paper butterflies several years ago.

An arau­cana egg from a friend that Johann and I dec­o­rated with a glass cater­pil­lar and paper but­ter­flies sev­eral years ago.