Saturday, April 16, 2011

beautiful eggs, happy spring

M. recently picked up a batch of these beautiful eggs from a friendly farmer. Check out the glorious colours and patterns on these eggs!

We then decorated a few of these eggs using scraps of silk from old ties that we found at a neighbouring thrift store. The process was simply wrapping the eggs with pieces of silk used from the tie (the silk pattern facing the egg), then wrapping them again with scraps of white cloth. We used string to secure everything into tight little pouches. We placed the eggs in a pot of water, covering them completely, and bringing the water to a boil and then simmering them for approximately 20 minutes. Unwrapping them and seeing the surprise underneath was just like Christmas!

M. told me about another method of dyeing eggs using onion skins. This method seems to be popular among European grandmas.

Try making these Silk-Tie Easter Eggs for your special bunny this Easter.

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