Saturday, March 21, 2009


A Swedish Easter tree

Polish Easter eggs

I am half Lithuanian and so it is tradition to paint eggs at Easter time.

I spent my childhood Easters at our beachside holiday house dying and then hand painting boiled eggs. I remember running around the garden collecting interesting shaped leaves to use as a relief pattern when dyeing. We would wrap the egg with the leaf and then tightly cover the egg with a stocking before dipping into the dye.

My uncle Gediminas would spend hours designing the one egg usually using a fine point black felt tip pen to draw a family portrait. My aunty Nijole on the other hand would create many wonderfully coloured abstract eggs. I was always somewhere in between - I admired the patience of my uncle Gediminas and yet yearned for the immediate results of the eggs created by my aunty Nijole.

Whichever way you paint eggs though, I promise you hours of fun and some very special family memories. I encourage you to dig out some food colouring and textas and get creative this Easter!


  1. Hello Hello! Thank you so much for always supporting us over at Souzou - we love all your comments! Your blog is so inspiring and I'm visiting to see all your great updates... do not worry about not making it to the markets - I think anyone would be tired after such a long Japanese class!


  2. Wow these are all so gorgeous. I especially love the top pic the colours are quite earthy. And what a lovely family tradition.

  3. Emma - Thank you for your sweet words about Hello sandwich! Your blog is so inspiring too!

    Handmade Romance! - Sooooo lovely to hear from you! I am a huge fan of your blog so I am a little star struck that you have even visited Hello sandwich! Thank you for your message. The top photo was from our easter last year. :) Yes - a delightful family tradition! I hope you can enjoy Hello sandwich again in the future.

    love Hello sandwich

  4. your egg tree is amazing. i want one in my house ALL the time. and i'm not even a easter celebrator.

  5. Thank you Isabelle! Isn't the tree gorgeous! I found this beautiful image online. I would like to make a similar one this year!
    Hello Sandwich.

  6. Those eggs are stunning! I have always wanted to try the Polish technique using wax, maybe this year I will! I agree with the other lovely ladies - having an egg tree year round would be dreamy!