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« Reply #110 on: April 08, 2007 07:49:54 PM »

yey, thanks!! Grin  I haven't dyed eggs since I was a little girl, so it was quite the re-learning experience.  I emptied out the eggs first, coz we're not all that fond of hard boiled eggs...we just made scrambled eggs with cheese and ham!!  ooooh yea!
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« Reply #111 on: April 08, 2007 08:17:56 PM »

Yeah see I didn't think of doing that.  I didn't like boiled eggs that much in the first place, and like them even less now  Tongue

I scooped a few out so I could keep the shells though!
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« Reply #112 on: April 08, 2007 10:09:41 PM »

Man, I love boiled eggs...and mine really "sucked"!!!!Lovely to see all of yours, though. That's what I like about Craftster...you live, learn and sometimes get REAL jealous Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #113 on: April 09, 2007 06:43:15 AM »

This has also happened to me, with one egg...
Their shell needs to be washed well with dishwashing detergent to remove the oil from the surface that prevents the color from staying on.

As a practice run, I tried boiling the eggs without the nylons and flowers/leaves.

I found that the dark color from the onion skins rubbed off. Some of the color actually scraped off as I was taking them out of the pot. So, I scrubbed it off and it still left a nice lighter color underneath, but not as cool as the dark color was. Should I have done something to keep that from happening?

The turmeric also left a "film" on the eggs, which I washed off. They still came out a nice color yellow.

I did beets and purple cabbage, too, but they came out very pale.

I added vinegar to the water, but didn't let them sit overnight (I needed the space that the bowls were taking up, so I had to take them out after a couple of hours). I might try this again, but I'm not sure...if I can get better results, then it's a keeper.
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« Reply #114 on: April 09, 2007 08:30:19 AM »

bubba*tink- Your eggs are fantastic! When I showed up to my mom's for Easter yesterday, she had dyed a few eggs and wrapped correction tape around them to get the patterns. She would definitely love your eggs. I might have to go home a day early next year so we can try out a bunch of different methods.

peihan17 and mirela- Thanks for the tips! Now I feel less discouraged and will be trying this again. I'm going to work with blown eggs, though because I feel like I wasted a whole bunch of boiled eggs, especially when they cracked (and I didn't want to eat eggs that had beet juice on them...beets= gross!).
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« Reply #115 on: April 10, 2007 09:10:14 AM »

Here are mine:








In this last picture see how the color did not stick on the lighter eggs which I did not wash before...

The brown/red ones are dyed with yellow onion skins.
The denim blue eggs are dyed with red cabbage and blueberries.
I actually boiled them with the skins\leaves for 15-20 min.

The blue are blue only when they are dry. If the are a little wet or oily they are a dark gray-ish color, but I like them anyway.
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« Reply #116 on: April 10, 2007 10:03:13 AM »

Oh wow, Mirela... those are super pretty!  I wonder if I should put your eggs in my wists  Tongue

I love the deep brown/red color, and the blueberries gave the other ones a really interesting shade too.  As soon I saw them I started wondering how you did it.  I love blueberries too much to use them for dye though... mmm, blueberries Smiley
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« Reply #117 on: April 10, 2007 11:53:08 AM »

I made some of these with my mum and little sister...it was loads of fun and they turned out really nicely, other than a few pantyhose seams being apparent on the eggs. We used some really tiny, tiny eggs that my grandparents brought us from their farm...my mom has most of them because she used them to make a centerpiece, but I kept my favourite tiny one for myself :3
You can see a crappy picture of it here:
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Thank you for posting this, sunnyday! It made for a very fun evening and afternoon with my family.
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« Reply #118 on: April 10, 2007 01:47:49 PM »

BattyRabbit  - Really pretty little egg!
peihan17 - I think using white eggs instead of brown for the cabbage - blueberry dye would have been better...oh well, next year!
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« Reply #119 on: April 10, 2007 03:01:08 PM »

ok, here's mine.

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