Do you know that it’s the first of April? Do you know what that means? I’m not talking about April Fool’s Day and I’m not talking about computer viruses. It means there are only 11 more days until Easter. And what haven’t I done yet this year? The annual Linda thinks she’s Martha Stewart and can craft hundreds of marvelous Easter eggs. Yes, it’s that time again.
This time last year you may remember my Easter egg fiasco ended up with an entire bottle of green acrylic paint being ground into my grey dining room carpet by the one and only EmmaLou, Number One Golden Destroyer. This year I’m going to keep her away from not only the dining room (where I do my crafts because my actual crafts table in my crap/crafts room is covered with extraneous school junk), but I’m also keeping her away from anything resembling paint.
Speaking of decorative paint, I can’t locate my paints. Seriously, I have turned this house upside down and there is a huge plastic box of acrylic paints (at least 50 bottles) that have completely disappeared. It’s ridiculous — I’ve found all my decoupage materials, all my brushes, all my varnishes but where in the blue blazes have the paints gone? I’m telling you this stuff only happens to me. Remember the other day the story of the lost eyeglasses and the $400 replacement glasses only to later find those original glasses. Gah. It’s happening all over again.
So, yesterday Devoted Spouse patiently walked with me around the local craft store while I stocked up on some more wooden eggs (they’ve mysteriously disappeared also) and a few bottles of paint.
What reminded me of the fact I’m running behind on Easter crafts was a note from Amazon.com on a new Martha Stewart (b*tch) crafting book that Amazon felt I just had to order. Not a chance. I’m not stupid enough to think I could ever compete with Martha (although I do feel just a little superior since I’m not a convicted felon) but she is the Queen of Crafts. I actually have a few of her books and I’ve subscribed in the past to her magazine but frankly I have a hard time following her instructions. Especially since I’m not going to be entertaining 150 people over the Easter holiday and have to set a special table. Good grief – this is just me and Devoted Spouse and a couple of rinky dink Easter baskets. But I always like to add something I’ve made specially for him and I do like to decorate wooden eggs. Plus, when I mess one up, it’s easy to repaint and start all over again!
I dunno – Friday may be the day I tackle this. Then again I could wimp out and just say my hand isn’t quite feeling up to the task of all the detailed painting, decoupaging and varnishing. Nah – I bought the paints, I’m going to go for it!
I promise to post pictures of what I end up with – even if only to give you all a chuckle and so you can be thankful my eggs will not end up in your baskets this year!