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Trick or Treat? No - Easter Witches!

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Image by Sasha from her blog Squashed Tomatoes

Påskkärringer!

The day that adorable little Easter Witches walk the neighborhoods in Sweden asking for treats and giving hand made Easter cards in return.

It is officially Skätorsdag (Maundy Thursday) in Sweden - in fact by now the day must be nearly done. Certainly all the little witches are safely home and enjoying their loot!

Three Ways to Color Easter Eggs Using One Completely Natural Dye

Greek, Estonian and Russian Easter Eggs

Maybe I should have named this post - An Ode To An Onion Skin!

All of these lovely Easter Eggs - dyed using nothing more than yellow onion skins! How much more natural can you get?

Recently I came across three ways to color eggs for celebrating Easter - Estonian, Russian and Greek! And they all employed the same exact dying agent - yellow onion skins! You know me! I had to try them all. And THAT was too much fun!

Pysanski Tangle Easter Eggs? Zentangle Inspired Pysanski Eggs? Pysangle Easter Eggs!

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Combining Pysanski with Zentangle inspired designs! I loved the idea! Wish it had been mine! But not my idea.

My friend Nancy Kelly suggested that I combine my "Sharpie Faux Pysansky Egg" decorating technique with a few Zentangle inspired doodles! I loved her idea at once! THANK YOU NANCY.

Easter Cross Made From Recycled Soda Cans

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Michele Made Me ... do it!

To be honest, I had pretty much given up on the idea of doing any more "recycled/reuse" crafting. And then I began following Michele, the brilliant mind behind the Michele Made Me Blog and the Tute 'n Pattern Shop. (I share more of her story here.)

Candlemas, Imbolc, Brigid's Day, Ground Hog Day, Mid-winter, Celebrate February 2nd.

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We have made it! The darkest days of winter are behind us!

The mid-way point between the winter solstice and spring equinox will be celebrated by many in the northern hemisphere tomorrow - on February 2nd.

This truly special day, known as Ground Hog Day, Candlemas, Imbolc, Brigid's Day or mid-winter has been marked with special celebrations and traditions since ancient times. At the end of the post you can find links that will enlighten you further as to the history and customs.

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