Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter and Happy Birthday

Happy Easter
We tried making some silk eggs today, something I'd never heard about until just yesterday when I saw it online - check out these amazing examples at Our Best Bites. My selection of silk was limited since I didn't have time to go thrift shopping for a better selection; however, it certainly worked. Now I'll be checking the ties every time I go to a thrift store in preparation for next Easter.



Happy Birthday
And sometimes my birthday happens to be the same day as Easter, and this year, so it is. Happy UnBirthday to everyone who didn't have a birthday on April 12th! (That's from Through the Looking Glass - an unbirthday, of course, can be celebrated on any day that is not your birthday.) And for those of you who are getting a reverse birthday gift from me (because I like to follow a few Hobbit customs too), I hope you have fun and find them useful.

18 comments:

Dolores said...

I would love your "reverse birthday gift." It just so happens today is my brother's birthday too. I love your handbound books. My email address is on my blog.

PrairiePeasant said...

The eggs turned out wonderful! A fun twist on an old tradition in our house. Hope you had a good day today on your birthday!

Dr. Russ said...

I would love you have your instructions as well. You can never have too many explanations of bookbinding structures.

Kiley said...

Happy Birthday Rhonda!

I love the reverse birthday gift idea, I would love to have the documents to add to my files :) I think you have my email, let me know if you don't!

tulibri said...

Happy Birthday, Rhonda! I hope you have a lovely spring day like we do over here. My birthday sometimes coincides with carnival, a festivity I don't really appreciate. Easter sounds like a much better choice :D Oh, and I agree with Dr. Russ and therefore would love to receive your reverse gift, too! Cheers, Astrid
(I think the email adress will come with the comment notification?)

Susie said...

I too would love a "reverse birthday gift". What a wonderful idea. I will keep that in mind when my birthday rolls around -- sometimes on Thanksgiving...
A happy happy day to you!
Susie

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! The reverse birthday idea is a great one. I would love a copy of your tutorials if I am not too late. Your blog has given me so much inspiration. My email is cre31729@bigpond.net.au

Kate said...

Your eggs look awesome!! Great job! And yeah, I totally have been keeping my eyes out for ties, too--like checking people's ties that they're wearing...they look at me like I'm crazy...

Isabel said...

This idea of "reverse birthday gift" .. are you a hobbit? :)

I will love to have it.

Happy birthday! (And Happy Easter!)

PS isabel_re_roAThotmailDOTcom

paradykes said...

Happy Birthday I would love your reverse birthday gift. My email is fairiedust0807@yahoo.com.

Crafty Ash said...

wow! happy birthday & easter! i'd love a chance at one of those book-making patterns!

JaneO said...

Happy birthday yesterday! I have been admiring your cardboard books, I think they would be great for artists' journals, tough enough to take all the paint,glue,fabric etc. I would love a copy of your instructions - my email is on my blog profile.

Anonymous said...

Happy reverse birthday! Does that mean you are getting younger?

Please send me a copy emjATuvicDOTca.

Thanks!

Odeh said...

Hi! And Happy (belated) Birthday! May you get many sweets. :0
I haven't left a comment before, but your blog (and your work, of course) is one of my favourites. Great inspiration. :)

Would you mind sending me a copy of you tutorials? Or is it too late already? My timezone plays tricks on me sometimes...

My mail is odehnieve@gmail.com.

Bai bai!

Gretchen said...

I would love a copy of your tutorials if I am not too late. Belated happy birthday. Best wishes - Gretchen (GHBooks)

Rhonda said...

Thanks everybody! I have just finished sending everyone a note - if you didn't get a message from me, please contact me again.

Susie, I was unable to contact you as your blogger profile was unavailable to me... contact me by email if you still want to get the files. My email is in my profile.

Isabel, Sometimes I wish I were a Hobbit!

Carol said...

By now I think I can wish you a very happy unbirthday but I hope you had a wonderful day. I just happen to be able to get to my computer today - most days while I'm having renovations done I can't get near it for all the heaps of furniture. I've tried to follow your blog and a few others but as for blogging myself, it's just too hard. I'm missing it though. Thanks for helping keep me in touch with binding and book fun.

tulibri said...

Rhonda, I downloaded your reverse-gift - the instructions are terrific, thanks a great bunch again!