Friday, April 12, 2013

Thrift Shop Find

Way before there was Grumpy Cat there was Omar-the Discontented Cat.  I found this cute little book at the thrift shop and thought it was funny.  But when I picked it and flipped through it I had to have it because of the sweet little illustrations.
Very discontented

The copyright is 1925 so it has that very Victorian look of children's illustrations that were popular in the 20s and 30s.  The illustrator is Katherine Sturgis.
Please to meet you Jenny and Jack.

So looking up Katherine Sturgis on the internet, I found a lot of gorgeous children's illustrations.  But I did stumble on this hilarious gem that she illustrated.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Food coloring Easter Egg Dye

This was the first year we were painting eggs with Miss Milly.  I managed to make it to the night before Easter without preparing the eggs and no egg dye.  Fabulous.  So I boiled the eggs the night before and searched the my favorite fall back, Pinterest, for some way to color these eggs without the help of Paas.  Thank goodness I discovered I had the ingredients to make dye.  I used 1 cup of water, 2 tablespoons of white vinegar, and food coloring.  Whew!  I used about 10 drops of food coloring for each color and even mixed a couple to make more than just the primary colors.  I was concerned that they would be too light in color and run a whole lot but they actually turned out really well.  Mill had so much fun and I used another Pinterest tip of using a wire whisk to put the egg in to make it easier for her to dip them.  We had a wonderful relaxing Easter and hope you did too!

(Yes, that is a tiara in her hair.  :) )