Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Eggly duckling




I‘ve always dyed Easter eggs.  Just because my husband was working late and I now have an empty nest doesn’t mean I won’t be dyeing my eggs. So I called my daughter and she came over. I boiled my eggs in preparation for the dyeing process.

 Now I don’t use those fancy schmancy kits that come with little tablets that are supposed to magically turn into awesome colors.  Where is the adventure in that?  We use food coloring.  Food coloring can create some really nice colors, unless someone (and I’m not mentioning names here Mary) gets a little too flippant with the food colors.

Just stick with the basics I say, but she doesn’t listen and her creative urges take over.  She adds the drops and changes the drops and then adds some more drops of another color, till she gets a color bath that resembles something like mud. 

Voila, we have created the Eggly duckling.  I don’t think I've ever colored eggs without at least one eggly duckling.  There just always seems to be an indescribably weird color egg.  There is a happy ending for my little eggly ducklings, however.

Ever have an egg fight on Easter?  When we were kids, before we ate an egg, we would always have egg fights to see who had the toughest egg.  Egg fights involved tapping our eggs onto our opponent’s eggs.  The winner was the egg that didn’t crack.  Well, I am happy to report this happy ending.  Eggly ducklings always win!

Happy Easter!!

Design tip…If you want your Easter eggs to have a nice shine, rub a little olive oil onto the egg and wipe off.  

16 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

Wishing you and yours a very blessed Easter. Eggly is in the eye of the beholder, or is that beauty; never mind! :)

Katnip Lounge said...

Eggly duckling--you made my morning!

Happy Easter!

Lee said...

:D YAY! for the eggly!
Happy Easter!

Heather said...

YES!!!!!! Always an ugly one....my daughter does the same thing - they make it look like muddy colors...and then then end up cracking! really pretty, site, let me tell you!
enjoy your ugly egss and have a great satuday - thanks for the smile! xo

Franz said...

Happy Easter Crystal!
Ciao!

craftattack said...

Eggcellent - Have an eggciting Easter! Valerie

Betsy said...

I love the nonpastel, nontraditional colors you've chosen! Lovely!

Happy Easter to you!

Daniella said...

I LOVE this post!! The Eggly Duckling! The egg fights. The mud color!! Fabulous!!
Happy Easter!!
xxDaniella

Liz Revit said...

Call me a slacker, Crystal, but I'll be coloring eggs tonight with one of those kits. I will, however, get a bit more creative with the embellishments. Hopefully, I'll have time to post the results on my blog tonight.

Have a wonderful Easter!

Leovi said...

Also I wish you well, beautiful colored eggs with a beautiful tone, a charming picture. Best Regards.

Magic Love Crow said...

Happy Easter Crystal! Fun Post!

Diana said...

I like them all...hope you had a wonderful Easter.

Wanda said...

And I thought only boys like to keep adding colors until they get the yuckiest color of mud and dirt.

Your eggs are lovely!

Carrie'sCreations said...

Your eggly ducklings look more natural in their muddy washes:) Love the tip about olive oil, I'll remember that for next year:) Hope you had a fabulous Easter!

Purple Pony Art said...

Dyeing anything is always a great way to experiment - the result is always fun and adventurous. My friend has backyard chickens and I was surprised to find that they sometimes lay blue-green eggs!

I hope you had a happy Easter Crystal! I am a bit behind on my blogging rounds :-)

jamberry_song said...

Hahahahaha! I was that kid, too. XD We all were, come to think of it. My sister and brother and I must have driven our parents bonkers. Never heard of an egg fight, though. Clever idea! Sweet story, too. :)

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