Classic Amy Joanne

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Green Eggs and no ham….how could that be!

If you missed it, last year we experimented with white eggs and red cabbage to dye Easter Eggs….and they were such a beautiful blue I had to try more ~ you can read about it, click here.

This year, we used brown eggs with the same red cabbage dye and the eggs turned a beautiful Green!

and here is how they were made.

Simply collect brown eggs from your favorite Chicken Farmer….(thanks Uncle Joe) and hard boil them. At the same time chop and boil red cabbage for about a half hour. Save the water and add the hard boiled brown eggs. Drop a few cap-fulls of vinegar into the dye. Let set for as long as you desire. The longer it sits the darker the eggs. I let them sit about 24 hours before photographing.

Beautiful they are. A nice deep rich color, much like the Blue Eggs.

mmmm, maybe adding a third color next year to make an even prettier Easter Basket, thinking Yellow. I hear Red and Yellow Onion Skins will work.

Funny thing is….I don’t even like hard boiled eggs, lol! Thank Goodness for my hubby, he will eat them.

I do have fond memories of attending our Church Egg Hunts and morning Egg Hunts in my childhood home with my Sisters and Brother, thank goodness my brother Billy loved eggs, he got mine.

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Let me introduce you to ‘Chirp & Quackers’ they are just the sweetest and the latest in the Classic Character line-up of created friends.

A little gift from my heart to your hands this Easter Season ~ to Thank You for all your support, likes, follows, and comments…..Enjoy creating this pattern in Acrylics.

Click (here) for your free pattern to Create, and Enjoy!

The ornament surface can be purchased thru Sheila Landry ~ click here.

This ornament would make a perfect Easter Basket tie-on!

Create one for each family member around your table, add their name, make it personal.

It is always super fun to create a new place setting each Holiday with bits and pieces of vintage dishes, new and old. This ribbon plate reminds me of a special friend whom has passed away far to young….before we were both married we collected and shopped together ~ she gifted me a clear set of depression glass ‘ribbon’ plates, I have them about 35 years. Now they simply remind me of her….miss you Tami.

It’s time to take ‘the good china’ out of the closet and use it. Everyday is a special occasion.

Enjoy creating with red cabbage ~ blue and green eggs ~ and the sweetest basket tie-on ‘Chirp & Quackers’ from my hands and heart to yours.

Happy Easter!

Up Next: Building Characters, Planning an Organizer, Meal Planning, Ham Pie & Red Velvet Brownies, The Mannequin, Christmas Pop Up Book, and Making Suds

26 thoughts on “Chirp & Quackers, Green Eggs and no ham

  1. Joyce Ferkler says:

    Thank you for the pattern. It’s adorable

    1. Welcome …enjoy!

  2. Patricia Hill says:

    Thank you very much for this, I just love it….Blessings pat

    1. You’re very welcome! Blessings!

    2. Kathy Smith says:

      Amy Joanne, Your card in the convention packet was one of the smartest business moves I have ever seen. I love your work and your page is set up beautifully. without this card I might not have ever seen your work and it is delightful!!

      I look forward to seeing the Milk and Holly packet

      Thank You, Kathy

      1. Thank you so much Kathy….enjoy Milk & Holly and the Convention! So happy you found us here…..enjoy all things Art & Home!

  3. Thank you, Amy! I think your pattern would look sweet on a memory box, too!

    1. Sounds perfect! Enjoy!

  4. Sandi Allen says:

    Love the eggs. I am definitely going to try these! Thank you for the pattern. These are so adorable

    1. Enjoy and Thank you!🙂

  5. Cheryl says:

    Chirp and quackers are adorable!! Thank you♥️ We just bought a chick that will lay green eggs- I was told she is from one breed that laid blue eggs and another breed that laid brown!

    1. That sounds like fun Cheryl! Gosh the chickens do all the work, lol! Enjoy!

  6. sharondobbs says:

    That is the cutest pattern ever! Thank you so much! I am definitely going to paint this!

    1. Thank you Sharon, enjoy!

  7. lbarbadora says:

    Love the eggs! Thank you for the pattern as well!

    1. Thank you Lynn! Always fun!

  8. Tammy Kubat says:

    Amy, thank you for sharing your talent with us. I don’t think I’ve seen a cuter quackers.

    1. Very welcome! Enjoy!

  9. Roxanne Davenport says:

    Thank you Amy soooo much for this adorable pattern! So kind of you! This is cuter than cute!

    1. Enjoy creating! ❤️

  10. Janet Roache says:

    I absolutely love the dyed eggs! I can’t wait to see what other colors you come up with! Thank you so much for the free pattern ~ so very sweet of you.

    1. Enjoy! Welcome! 🙂❤️

  11. Your characters are really cute, thank you for sharing.

    1. Fun to create! Thank you 🙂

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