I haven't done any egg decorating in ages. All the grandkids except the baby and great-grandson are teens. We've just kind of gotten out of the habit. I was in the grocery last night and found some neon-color food coloring, on sale. I still wasn't planning to dye Easter eggs but I bought it anyway. And then this morning, while surfing the blogs in my sidebars, I found this really really COOL way to decorate eggs. I haven't been this excited about egg-coloring since I don't know when!
Actually, the initial post was about Puffed French Toast from Sugar Bee Crafts, a scrumptious recipe that had my mouth watering. The recipe was originally from Our Best Bites, a food blog. I keep food blogs bookmarked in my favorites but there is NO ROOM to put them on this blog. This was a new one to me so I went to the home page and THAT'S where I first saw the instructions to blow eggs out for dying.
I've blown out eggs before - you know - poke a hole at both ends and BLOW with your mouth. She did no such potentially explode-in-your-face act. She was smart! She uses those baby bulb syringes to force the air in and the egg contents out. She also gives a few tips about breaking up the egg inside so it will come out easier. Where have I been that I didn't know about this before?
But there was more! She showed how to thread a ribbon through to hang with and suggested even adding beads. Oh! A woman after my own heart! She also gave a link within her blog about dying eggs with silk fabric. Hmmmmmm....gotta check that out!
Aren't these absolutely gorgeous? From silk ties! You can find the intructions HERE! I couldn't believe how easy it looks! I haven't tried it yet, but it's definitely on my to-do list.
Now...I don't have to explain what this has to do with tatting do I? Really? Only if you haven't tatted around an egg yet. I know...most of you tat around a plastic egg, or styrofoam satin egg, or a wooden egg....but wouldn't this be an even more stunning egg with tatting on it? Hanging from a little Easter Egg tree? I can see a bit of tatted lace at each end where the ribbon comes out. If you don't have the time or patience to tat a whole egg, what a nice little touch!
Oh, and one more fabulous thing about the Our Best Bite site. There is an option to print the recipe. When you click on that, it pops up out of the web page context for printing and also offers a pdf version to save. How cool is that? I want to know how to do that. I guess it's because it is actually a website and not a blog that it can be done but I so wish I had that capability on my blog. It also applied to the eggs shown here. I clicked on "print recipe" and it popped up as a pdf file so I just saved it and will print it when I actually have time to try it.
ps...just remembered I made these Marbled Eggs or Tea Eggs a few years ago. That's why I love my blog. A great memory booster!
pps....Stephanie Lynn from Under the Table and Dreaming has listed the links and photos of 50 Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs!