23 April 2011

Easter Eggs & Baby Bunnies




Massive photo post!




Dyeing Easter eggs, I don't think I have done this in years. The last time was probably when I was in middle school or something. We used to always go to San Diego for Easter to visit, one set,   of grandparents. (I have three different sets of grandparents). I always thought it was the coolest thing to take the white crayons and write on the eggs before dyeing them, so they would always end up saying silly things or have peace signs on them probably. 
I tried to go a bit more classy with these eggs. Pastel colors, marbled and speckled. 
The marbled ones are a lot easier than you would imagine. 
For normal egg dyeing:
1 cup hot water + 1 tbsp white vinegar + food coloring

once you have dyed an egg and let it dry, make:
1 cup hot water + 1 tbsp white vinegar + food coloring of an opposing color + 1 tbsp olive oil

Swirl around the mix with a fork, because the oil will just sit on top. Then roll your egg in the mix, gathering as much color streaks as you want. Then pat it dry with a paper towel and let dry.

For the speckled egg, after you have dyed it whatever color you want, make
1 tbsp hot water + 1 tsp white vinegar + 5 drops of food coloring

You will want a strong color for this so it will show up

Then I placed the egg in a large plastic bag, so I wouldn't get the speckles everywhere, and took and toothbrush dipped in the mix  and flick it on.  






This photo above is my favorite! What do you think?

BUNNIES

So if I have the chance to use baby bunnies for a photoshoot, how can I resist? My aunt raises and sells bunnies, The Rabbit Hill, so this time of year she always has little cute babies.
They were so cute and would fall asleep in my hand.
Little fluffy babies. My whole family instantly fell in love with them. Enjoy their cuteness.









UPDATE

I have gotten a few responses that the bunny in the pot photos are morbid or disturbing. Just to let everyone know, they are just meant to be silly and campy. 
For those of you who know, I am a vegetarian, so the thought of cooking a rabbit or any other animal would be absurd to me. So I just wanted to play on what I find a silly idea. 
So just look at them, enjoy the baby bunnies and don't think about it too much! :)

28 comments:

Idle Wife said...

Aww! I love the one in the pot itching his nose!

Diana said...

This is so precious!!!! I LOVE bunnies!

Anonymous said...

LOVE the babies!!!!!! Oh my bizcuits, they're SO sweet!!!! I could love them all!!!!!

june said...

Omg! They are the cutest! What kind are they?

Paige said...

Wow those are the cutest bunnies ever! I want to take one home! Great job dying your eggs! They are such a pretty pastel color!

Amy Lucille said...

You had me at bunny! Great post :)

leaf (the indolent cook) said...

Oh my goodness! Too cute! <3

Caramelized Love said...

Cutest bunnies, ever!!

Christina Topf-Boman said...

Netherland Dwarf (smallest rabbit in the world), Holland Lop (smallest lop in the world)
www.therabbithill.com

julia said...

so cute it hurts!!

KXHOH said...

very cute, but the bunny in the pot with the carrots is a little disturbing....

Anonymous said...

I love the pics and the bunnies are super cute, but... isn't the picture with the bunny in the pot with vegetables a little morbid?

Ash said...

Too cute a post!! I love your dyed eggs!!

Linda Wagner - Nutrition to Invigorate Mind, Body & Spirit said...

oh my goodness!! Precious!!

Phood Fotos said...

Cuteness overload (if I can just get the Fatal Attraction image out of my head)

Y said...

Oh my gosh, those bunnies are so adorable! Not sure I would have been as restrained as you with the amount of pictures taken of those babies!

foodies at home said...

I just about died on cute overload here! I used to have pet bunnies and just LOVE them!

P.S. LOVE the bunny in the pot photo...people need to chill a bit! lol

bunnyeatsdesign said...

My heart just skipped a few beats when I saw your baby bunny photoshoot. My rabbit is 4 years old now and hefty to boot. Still cute, but there's something extra special about bunnies that can fit in the palm of your hand.

Frau Haselmayer said...

I think the photos are too cute! Such adorable little bunnies....

La Roquette said...

Gorgeous photography, love the egg colours:) And those bunnes... soo adorable.. I want one :)

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Catherine Hansen Peart said...

Oh. my. goodness. I have to show this to my daughter first thing tomorrow morning even though she may faint from the cuteness overload. That first bunny just made me drag my husband over to the computer to look.

Catherine Hansen Peart said...

Ok, I have had this post open on my computer for two days now and there is still no end to the squealing from my daughter (and maybe me) over how stinking cute these bunnies are!! We are seriously besotted and are already planning on owning one once we settle down into a permanent home. BTW, we love your photography as well. Just stunning.

Julie Marie said...

catherine: Thank you! yes these little babies are so lovely. I wish they would always stay that small. glad you enjoy the photos!

Anonymous said...

soooooooooo cute! not morbid at all! cute overload

Life from Scratch said...

AAAAAH I just fell in love with all of your work...instantly. First... it started with a recipe...now you are putting bunnies in little pots... and AH soo sooo cute. I am overjoyed by your work.

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LOVE the babies!they're SO sweet!I could love them all!
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