Friday, March 27, 2009

Sorry for slacking off in blogging this week, I guess I needed a little break. The good news is I found a fun new blog. You probably already all know about it, but just in case you don't it's called Retro Mama. I love these Easter eggs that she made out of fabric and wanted to give it a try. She has a great free pattern and tutorial to make them.


So, here is my version of them. I have to admit, I had big plans to make some for my mom and the ladies I visit teach, but I just don't think it's gonna happen!

I think I'll use my left over fabric to make a table runner. Her tutorial really is a good one and very easy to follow. You'll have to go and check it out.


And just in case you were wondering.............What takes off Black Sharpie Magic Marker from your desk and year old chair that you spent way too much money on and goes to your dining room table, let me fill you in.

GOO GONE - Does not!
WD - 40 - Contrary to popular belief, does not!
Toothpaste - Will work eventually with a whole heck of a lot of elbow grease!
Mr. Clean Magic Eraser - Thank you Mr. Clean - it worked!




19 comments:

Songbirdtiff said...

That's good to know about the magic eraser!

Your eggs are adorable. I don't think I have the patience to sew small things like that, but they are cute!

Carrie said...

Those eggs are great! Don't you just love magic eraser!

Tonya said...

Cute eggs!!! I'm not very handy w/a needle and thread, but I can dream through you can't I?! ;)

I'm the director of my church's women's ministry and the decor theme for our annual retreat is a retro kitchen. We're trying to come up w/some retro crafty things to do w/the ladies. So, I'm so going to be checking out the retro blog you linked to. Thanks!

Just wanted to pop in and let you know that I've been thinking about you and praying you and your family are doing well. Take care friend!

LadybugLady said...

You gotta love Mr. Clean! Cute eggs Nicole!

Rae said...

LOVE Retro Mama and can't wait to try her eggs out. Yours turned out adorable!

Jen said...

You have such a fun blog! Your blog was recommended through Google Reader. Gotta love that Google Reader! And I think you live near my neck of the woods!

Your eggs are sooo cute! I may just have to sew some for myself.

And let me just tell ya...I have a secret love affair with the magic eraser. They make my heart sing.

At Home In Georgia said...

I have never tried that magic eraser but want to pick one up.

Your eggs are just perfect!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Those eggs look so cute! You did a great job! :)

Kara said...

I saw that tutorial just today. Love your take on it!

Oh, and magic eraser is a must have at my house too. Great stuff!

Mrs. Trixi said...

I too, love those magic erasers. Every so often I give one to the kids and we go around the house getting marks off baseboards and walls. They are great.

I also love those eggs. I will have to go check out that site.

Angela said...

Adorable eggs! Will have to try these.

I have actually been trying to find an email for you. I have a question for you... Could you please contact me at ayosten[at]yahoo[dot]com?

thanks!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

We love Magic Eraser!!

I saw the eggs and have been excited to try them out - great job!

Mimi Sue said...

I LOVE magic eraser! It's the BEST! Your eggs turned out so cute. Love them. Mimi

Joanna said...

Those are so cute! Magic Eraser, it is magic, it does so many things! What did we ever do without it?

Tonya said...

#4...Congrats! When are you due? I'll be praying you feel better!

Our Complete Family said...

I love our Mr Clean eraser! It is a HUGE miracle worker housed in a little teeny package, isn't it?!?
The eggs are super adorable!
How have you been hun? I hope GREAT!
Many hugs to you and your sweet fam~ Les

CJ Sime said...

maybe not goo gone/toothpaste/wd 40

but I have it on good report zit cream does the trick. Specifically the kind with benz. peroxide. let it sit for 7 minutes. no problems.

do not use on fabric though!

Your eggs are amazing! you must be channeling the easter bunny himself!

Kaylie said...

But you know what WD-40 does work on? Crayon. And hairspray does a pretty good job with pen ink. In case you didn't know. Also cornstarch for potty training.

celaine53f@comcast.net said...

How did we ever get along without Magic Eraser??? It also works great on ceramic stovetops and pricetag goo.....the list goes on....