(Please note that these little beauties are for sale in my Etsy Shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/IllustriousPeacock)
So there I was stumbling around the wonderful worldwide web in a faintly drunken haze and I stumbled across the fabulous blog http://bywilma.com/ by talented Wilma Boekholt. Amongst all the incredibly beautiful things, something a little bit special caught my eye. These stunning decoupage eggs http://bywilma.com/2012/04/03/diy-decoupage-easter-eggs/decoupage-egg-diy/ as well as creating them herself and adding an array of beautiful pictures she also very kindly added a tutorial. Inspired, I sent off Mr Illustrious Peacock to the shop to source some duck eggs and some Cotsworld Legbar blue eggs.
Whilst he in a fit of heroism dashed off like a shining white Knight, I got myself down to John Lewis to source some pretty ribbons and a darning needle the size of a small kitten. I was ready to rumble.
Misson number one
Blow those eggs like a pro… Now it has been some time since I put my egg blowing powers to use (no inappropriate jokes please). Last time I “blew an egg” I was about 7 years old, it was Easter time and my Mother and I did some intense egg marbelling, now this may not sound quite like any other extreme sport you know but I can assure you that it has moments of heightened adrenaline. Don’t knock it until you have tried it.
I always find the stabbing a hole in the egg the real moment of truth. It is harder than one might think.
Anyway…I digress, once done the eggs looked a little like this.
Tissue tastic…Next move was putting to use some of the beautiful tissue paper that I bought at the fabulous Chelsea Physic Garden.
After a little while, myself covered in glue, Ozymandius the cat covered in sticky tissue paper and with enough scrambled egg to feed a small army. I ended up with these little beauties ready to dry overnight.
Touch em up baby…So, bleary eyed, armed with an extraordinarily large darning/craft needle and very possibly slightly dangerous, I made the finishing touches to the eggs and hung them on my Pussy Willow/Blossom stick tree .
Here we are.