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Mother’s Day Art Edition: Silk Dyed Egg and ‘Me Time’ Link-ups

My ‘made with love’ link-up party is back this month. And, it’s a very special edition that I bring to you.

With Mother’s Day around (May 13 here in India, U.S., Aus and more), I’m dedicating this edition to all the mothers around the world – who, no matter which corner of the world they live – their love, their prayers, their hope, their care – continue to make this world more humane, more tender and peaceful.

I was having a look at all the ‘me time’ entries from the previous link-up so I would feature the ones that stood out to me.

But, well, I was confused!

(Read on to see what some of you made. Also, see my creation – to celebrate MY ‘me-time’! And then, link up what YOU made.)

Confused because, every creation that a mommy linked up was made by her – in love for her child and family!

So much for your/my ‘me time’!

Got it mommy; got it! You don’t seem to have a moment when your child is not on your mind. No wonder, the child walks in even in your ‘supposed’ ME TIME. :-)

What can I say? I’m like each of you…I understand you inside out on this aspect :-)

Have a look at these entries from last ‘made with love’:

EVERY creation comes straight from the heart  – for the kiddoo or the family!

And, now this month’s featured entry

A felt car mat made by the mumma (at the Iowa Farmer’s Wife) – as a Christmas gift to her child  – is a shining example of what goes into a mum’s carefully planned ME TIME! :-)

She slept less; burned some midnight oil to make this stupendous play mat.

I’m amazed by the number of lovely details in this rectangular colourful piece. Check out her blog for the step by step pictures and the story.

The fact remains that the little ones are in our hearts and thoughts, every living moment!


*Big rainbow hugs to you all for your relentless, gentle love and creativity*

These words about motherhood are by far the most apt description I’ve ever come across…

Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.

Now a creation from my own ‘me time’!

I’ve been yearning – for ages – to try out silk dying on eggs. I’d seen somewhere long back and want to link back but can’t remember for the life of me – where I’d seen.

To do this, I’d have wanted to buy some scraps of silk from a thrift store but never quite got around to doing it. Hence, decided to try with the only piece I had – a left-over from a dress I got tailored for Pari couple of years back.

First I had Pari blow out the egg for me (here’s the technique of you want to know). She loves doing this and felt proud and satisfied that she was able to help me in my art time! So be it!

In the meantime, I boiled some water in a large bowl and added one table spoon white vinegar to it.

Now, I wrapped the egg shell with the silk tie dye fabric tightly.

I also tied a stone/river rock to the other end so that the egg would immerse in the water and vinegar solution and get soaked nicely.

All the while, I kept the flame low.

After 20 minutes or so, I removed the egg from the water and unwrapped when it wasn’t hot enough.

My heart skipped a beat when I saw the egg dyed in the gorgeous magenta of the silk with neat and clear tie and dye patterns!

Do you think this egg is symbolic – of new life that we mothers bring into this world? I feel so… :-)

This is just the beginning. Now that I’ve tasted success, I’m going to try with more silk scraps. I’ve got to find some with intricate patterns!

What do you think?

Now, it’s your turn for a show and tell. Link up your lovely creation below. (Please do not link more than two posts).

If you don’t have a blog, feel free to post on Mommy Labs’ facebok page. Can’t wait to see what you made!

This blog hop is co-hosted by:

P.S. Mommy dahlings – this Mother’s day – create some time *purely* for yourself! I will try, too (wink)

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  • maggy, red ted art April 27, 2012, 2:29 pm

    Ok I added a “me time” project :-))))))))) and love the eggs – you know, I had heard you could colour eggs like that, but not believed it! Wonderful!

  • Srishti April 27, 2012, 4:31 pm

    Rashmie, Thanks a lot for mention of my post. Right now I am thinking on what to add to this special blog hop that you wonderful ladies host! :)

  • Srishti April 27, 2012, 4:33 pm

    missed to mention, this tie and die egg looks awesome! What as idea, I must try this soon :)

  • Lisa Jay April 27, 2012, 7:34 pm

    I love the silk die egg idea.. the outcome looks great. Thank you for the link from a previous post I shared.

  • The Iowa Farmer's Wife April 28, 2012, 9:33 am

    Thank you SO much for your sweet words about our car mat! It was definitely a labor of love! It took awhile for her to play with, but now she LOVES it! The silk dying is the neatest thing!!! I really wanted to try blowing out eggs for Easter this year, but didn’t get around to it! We may need to do it anyway! :)

  • Ann April 30, 2012, 7:59 am

    Thanks for this great link-up! Somehow I always manage to find time for myself ; ) Love the silk tie idea!!!

  • Creative Mind April 30, 2012, 3:00 pm

    Oh Great, what a smart idea, well done..
    Thanks for the blog hop & for sharing my page link at your FB page..so sweet of you friend!
    All the best ~

  • Anu@MyDreamCanvas May 1, 2012, 12:30 am

    Wow! This looks amazing! I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas!

  • Ashu May 1, 2012, 9:51 am

    Thanks Rashmie for linking my blog,i feel touched.

    What a lovely creation u made dedicated to mother’s day special event,egg is looking beautiful.
    Take care for health .

  • Himadri May 4, 2012, 5:25 am

    :)))) i have seen these eggs on many blogs and always thought it to be a tedious process but urs are exceptionally beautiful. going to check other’s work. i attached mine as well, though from my other blog……i am reading about ur ill health….what happened? it’s not long back when u fell sick. praying for ur good health and quick recovery. hugs

  • Patricia Torres May 9, 2012, 8:02 pm

    I loved this idea.. and will surely try it for Easter next year.. coz you’ve made it look super simple.. wow!! Rashmie.. i simply struggle to find me time.. But you’ve kind of giving me the opportunity to start planning.. atleast two or three hours a week on my own.. and Im already loving it.. Thank you!! :)