Friday, April 3, 2009

EGG-cellent!

Can we all say EGG-cellent! I saw this little egg project the other day on a blog that I have fallen in love with! When you finish up here you have to go visit their site...it is amazing! I am making some cookies now as I type that I discovered over there as well. This was so much fun and very rewarding! I was really afraid I was going to go through all of this work to have it not turn out.

First of all...I went to the thrift store today here in town and bought two silk ties for $2.50. It has to be silk or this project will not turn out.

Walked over to fridge and selected my eggs

Opened up silk ties and cut the fabric to fit around my egg. wrap the front of the silk facing the egg and tie it off with some string. As tight as you can with out it breaking. Don't drop egg, cuz it will break...ugh. Lost my first little egg buddy due to dropping him on the counter..ouch.

I am giddy with excitement here and really would of been happy to of just kept them as is...are they not the cutest little eggs!

Oh forgot to mention, buy a pillow case while at thrift store, you will need to wrap eggs again in pillow case fabric, once again tightly.

Drop little egg buddies in pan of water adding 1/4 cup Vinegar, put lid on a pan, set timer and boil for 20 minutes.

Look at my little egg buddies now!!!!! They turned out so cute and I was thrilled with the results.





So now head on over to "Our Best Bites" and check out the blog for yourselves! Well I need to head on out to the kitchen and take the cookies out of the oven that I was telling you about. The recipe is over there on their blog as well, look for the cookies called, "Gooey Cookie Pie Bites." They look and smell wonderful!

~enjoy


50 comments:

Lynette said...

Wow...those eggs are amazing...beautiful such muted colors.

Blog Stalker said...

Seriously one of the cutest egg ideas i've seen, and I've seen a lot. Too bad I just don't have the patience. Maybe next year....lol

Have a great day!

Joyce said...

These are lovely and I could do this here (I think). We can't get egg dye kits but I can get a silk tie. All the eggs are brown though so I'd really need to think about the color scheme : )

Lorrie said...

What a neat idea this is--the eggs turned out so pretty!

Happily Ever After said...

This is absolutely fabulous. We are having an egg decorating contest at work. Just something fun for everyone. Guess who may win it...thanks to you for this wonderful project. I think I may go see what silk ties my hubby has that he doesn't need...lol.

Thanks for sharing this. I'll let you know if I win the contest this week.

Blessings,

Gigi

P-Dot said...

I think this is so cool. I am heading to the thrift store this morning to get started. You find the neatest stuff to do and thanks for sharing with all of us.

southerninspiration said...

Those are so amazing!! So are you putting the fire under the pan for 20 minutes, or are they just sitting in the water? I assume they are cooked, right? Is that the dumbest question of the day, because I may need some more coffee!! :)

Suzanne

Carrie said...

wow those are great! I am going to check out the site right now!

Jackie said...

These are so cool Chris!! I'm gonna try it and impress all my friends and family. :) Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Jax

The Farmer's Wife said...

(This is ripe for another pun...)
What an EGGS-travagant way to decorate eggs! We are very impressed, in this house. This year, I'll consider it a feat to get the eggs dyed the old-fashioned way...

You are EGGS-tra crafty, Miss Chris!

Elena said...

Wow, those are encredable! I will have to try that some time soon!

Civilla said...

Those eggs are downright unbelievable! How creative!

~K~ said...

Chris, those eggs are so awesome!! Yours turned out great!!! Thanks for sharing..! Have a great weekend.!

A Hint of Home said...

This is so unique! They turned out so pretty. I enjoyed my visit. Your recipes look yummy! Thanks for stopping by and visiting me.

Mrs.T said...

Just amazing! I will have to hunt up some silk ties and try this. Thanks for sharing!

Mary Anne said...

Wow that is really neat. Your eggs turned out beautifully! Thanks for stopping by Marigold Manor and leaving your nice comment;-)

Have a wonderful evening.

Blessings,

Mary Anne

Carol said...

That is truly amazing! I've got to try this for myself!

Thanks for sharing. . .

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a great idea! I've never seen that done before, love it!

Thanks for sharing!

Katherine

Always a Southern Girl said...

That is the cutest easter egg project and it seems pretty easy too. I am gonna try it. Thanks for sharing it.

Lisa Ann said...

What an amazing project! They turned out beautiful!

Carrie said...

I am a fan of your site so come by and check it out!

Nina Diane said...

wow...that is so neat!! great job

Sit A Spell said...

I have never seen that before! How cool! I am gonna have to try it...hmm, maybe on one of hubby's old ties...shhhh. ; )

jenjen said...

Those eggs are so cute! I love it! Very festive and bright!

I wish I could come over and have a cookie. Mmmm, sounds perfect right about now!

XOXO
Jen

Sara @ Our Best Bites said...

Your eggs turned out awesome!! Hope you enjoyed the treats too :)

-Sara

Karen said...

I want you to know I went out and bought my ties yesterday! I don't know what they will turn out like - they didn't have very pretty ties at our Goodwill store. Of course, I forgot the old pillowcase, but I think I can scrounge one up around here somewhere. This just looks too fun! Great post!
Hugs! Karen

Anne Marie said...

Thanks for all your wonderful comments!!
That is so cool that project! who knew!

TJ said...

Those are so cool! I love them.

Thanks for the encouragement! I'm looking forward to being a mom of twins.

Debbie said...

I saw that on another blog but theirs weren't nearly as cute as yours! Those are great.

God's Not Finished With Us Yet... said...

Finally....for some reason I have overlooked your comments spot!

LOL....so I left a comment on my comment blog spot from the comment you left me. So silly of me!

AGH!!! Anyway, I'm so glad I finally found a place to reply to your posts. YEAH!

Anyway, I have heard over and over again about the book 'The Shack' and I am so curious now about it. So many Christians have said such awesome things about it. After hearing it for the 900th time I think it's time I stop at Lifeway at get the book, wouldn't you say? :D

Oh, and I love those eggs!!! I used to have the hard plastic resurrection eggs for my kids and we all loved them. For some reason I can't seem to find them now; I think I lent them to someone or the church and never got it back....oh well. I hope where ever it is other's will be blessed by those eggs and the meaning behind them.

Gosh, I'm so glad to fiiiinally be able to respond and meet you for once!

StampinMom said...

Yum, I can smell the cookies from here and those silk dyed eggs are the cutest Christine! I might have to try that with my girl, hmmm...wonder if we have any silk ties laying around, tee hee!

Jamie :-)

Connie said...

The eggs are beautiful! I get such great ideas from all of you blog girls and love it! I can't keep up but love seeing all the great ideas you all come up with. I may just have to try these. Happy Easter! Connie

Tammyz said...

I LOVE this, Friend!! I am planning a trip to the Thrift as I type!! I will post the results... :D

Winterwood said...

stunning and I am stunned by the fab result!! OOh now I want to have a go!!!! wishing you a wonderful easter!!

Susan B said...

What a fabulous idea, and it looks pretty easy! I will have to give this a try next year. Thank you for sharing it! I will check out the blog you mentioned.

Thank you for stopping by for a visit! Please come back anytime.

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these are fabulous!!! I never would have guessed. I found you through Sarah's blog, God's Not Finished with us Yet...

These are super sweet!

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Lenna Green of Stitching Cow said...

I am amazed, just like magic, thanks for sharing this with us and for visiting and commenting on my blog.
The kids will love this.
Warmly Lenna

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Oh my, what a fabulous idea for decorating eggs. Now I have something to do with those outdated ties in our closet! ;)
Also, I wanted to say thanks for your sweet comment on my TCB feature yesterday. I hope you'll visit again soon!

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Lynnette Labelle said...

Very nice eggs. I suppose I should get my kids working on their eggs today...

Lynnette Labelle
http://lynnettelabelle.blogspot.com

Angie said...

Your eggs are way cool! Just the neatest of ideas! Thanks for your kind words of "sunshine". I appreciate it your visits! If it was warm enough for a walk I would go on one. It will be in the 50's tomorrow, yippee! I just love your posts and just enjoy reading them. Have a great week.
Angie

Amy said...

Hi Christine!!!!

What a fun and fantastic way to dye eggs! I have never tried this.. my daughter would love it!!

Thanks for your kind words,always!! You are just such an amazing inspiration to me... you really are!

Hugs.. Amy

Michelle said...

That is the cutest thing ever! How would anyone ever have thought of that!!!!??? I HAVE to try this!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Oh my gosh, that is so cute! It's like magic! I love how the eggs turned out. :)
Carrie

Any Girl said...

My gosh, those are so pretty and so easy! I'm definitely going to try this after I make a run to Goodwill. Thanks for the idea!

Melissa Miller said...

~WOW~! This is soooo neat!
Great idea!

Thanks very much for coming by for a visit Christine. I really appreciate your kindness.

Have a blessed week.
~Melissa :)

Catherine said...

Shelley sent me here from Sit A Spell - I've known her since I was in college! I love your blog. My husband just glanced over and was amazed at the dyed easter eggs. I'll have to come back and try some of these things with my preschooler - like the easter cookies. We live in Kirkland. Great to "meet" you via your blog!

Nikki said...

Adorable, I haven't seen this project yet. I might have to try this one.

Melissa Miller said...

Have a wonderful and blessed Easter Christine.

Thank you very much for following along on my blog. I really appreciate new friends.

~Warmly, Melissa :)

Laurie said...

That is so cool! My daughter is home from college this weekend, I think we'll try it... Thanks for the great idea!

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