Thursday night I wandered into my office (without turning the light on) looked out the window and what do you think I saw?? A small red fox sitting on my front flagstone patio! I've never seen a fox that close before. Of course it would be night time so I couldn't take a photo. I've been cursing myself for not trying anyway ~ I should have at least attempted one. The yard & garage lights were on so I might have been surprised at the outcome. He/she did not linger because the neighbors dog was on the loose. Now that I have confirmed we do indeed have foxes in the neighborhood, I will be watching for another sighting (and have my camera ready!)
Onto the Easter eggs. We've been busy dyeing batches around here just for the fun of it (and because the weather has been too lousy to do much else). They make so many cool egg coloring kits these days ~ marbleized, pearlized, swirled, etc. ~ it's impossible to resist playing. Maybe we should hide a couple for the fox?? hmmmm, think not. I'll let him scavenge for himself.
Anyway, because of our egg dyeing and the Easter holiday tomorrow, I thought you might like to see some garden-themed eggs I made this time last year:
How cute are they? (if I'm allowed to say so myself?) More than anything I'm especially partial to the vintage egg carton that I lucked upon at the flea market. I keep thinking how amazing it would be to have your eggs delivered in one of these (right to the door).
These eggs are not the hard boiled variety tho, they're paper mache (so they'll last forever). I painted them with acrylic paints, also a very fun medium to play with and added the garden words using rub on lettering. The tag was stamped and colored using watercolor paints.
I will probably not be back to posting until Monday so I hope everyone (who celebrates Easter) has a great Sunday. Maybe it will be nice enough where you are for all those adorable dresses they sell but are never warm enough to wear here. That's okay ~ you can eat chocolate bunnies and marshmallow peeps in any kind of outfit, right?!!!