Sunday, March 28, 2010

Colouring Easter Eggs

Even though eggs in tights can look a bit scary it's a surprisingly easy way to colour eggs. Some leaves, old tights cut up, a piece of string to hold everything in place and some onion peel for colour. Such beautiful effects.


What you need. 
Eggs (room temperature), onion peel of about 8-10 onions, leaves, a pair of old tights and some string

What you do.
1) Boil onion peel in about 1.5 liters of water for about 15-20 mins
2) Place leaves on eggs (if you use a little water they stick to the egg better)
3) Cut up tights into rectangles (big enough to cover the egg when pulled tight)
4) Cover egg and leaf with the rectangle, pull tight and tie with string
5) Place about 6 eggs in water with onion peel, bring to boil and boil for about 12- 13 mins
6) Take out eggs, cut open tights, peel off leaf and leave egg to cool
7) Rub a little olive oil into the eggshell for a little shine

Repeat step 5 as often as you need. The water colours quite a few badges of eggs and you can always save it and re-use it at a later time.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Easter Cress

Preparations for Easter have started. Every day these cress seeds are being watered with a proper watering can and their progress is closely watched - 'They are growing!'

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Friday, March 5, 2010

Poncho Season Soon

Poncho experiment No. 1
I am not entirely happy with it yet and can't help thinking about Poncho experiment No.2

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


I am not sure whether there is a special name for that kind of bike in English.  Well, it has to come with us everywhere and brings her such joy. However, teaching her how to ride a bike safely in a big city is a challenge. Well, I guess many more of these kind of challenges are to come.