Sunday, April 01, 2007

Robin's Eggs?

I had mentioned a few days ago about looking for natural looking fake eggs and I've still not had any success. Back in the fall, I found a bunch of white egg cups for super-cheap at Ikea and bought a bunch for my mom & me. I've been keeping hers to give her for her birthday or for Mother's Day or something, but I thought I would find some pretty eggs to put in them as well. So I've given up. I'm too cheap to pay for blown eggs on eBay, even though there are some very pretty ones like these. So today I decided that I was going to blow my own regular eggs and paint them.

I recruited my poor husband to help. He loves when I do this, of course! But I only needed eight eggs and I'd already done a couple myself a few nights ago. I'm running out of time, so I thought we'd just do six more and that wouldn't be that hard. Oh my word - I hate blowing eggs! It hurts my ears. I didn't want to make the holes too large so that they couldn't be covered up, but sheesh. My husband was a lousy egg blower. If you ask me, I think its just that the man can't possibly allow himself to be capable at such a stupid thing as egg-blowing. But I digress. He blew all of one, while I proceeded to blow 5 and break 2 more. So we have lots of eggs in the fridge and I guess we'll have to make omelets or a quiche or something this week.

So then I had to make a quick trip to the stupid WalMart near us and see if they would have the right color paint. Amazing! They actually did! I sponge painted them all and they turned out rather cute. I also got some grayish brown paint to try to speckle them with, but I haven't done that yet. Perhaps tomorrow. For now, I at least have some pretty eggs. To be honest, I'd rather stick them in an apothecary jar with some moss or something, but the egg cups are alright.

1 comment:

Thimbleanna said...

Those are really cute! My Aunt used to do blown eggs all the time when I was little, but I've never tried them -- always been too afraid they'd break too easily. And painting them -- what a great idea!