Welcome to T stands for Tuesday. Hope you had a lovely Easter.
Last week I decided to try a new technique with my natural onion skin dye. I’ve done natural dying in the past and always amazed how different the results can be.
The only leaf or flower I had on hand was cilantro, so I made do with that.
I didn’t have a ton of onion skins so I decided on 4 eggs. I tucked the eggs into the onion skins and filled the pan with water. I also gave a generous splash of white vinegar to the mix. I cooked the eggs like I would for hard boiled eggs. Bring to a boil uncovered, boil 1 minute, cover and turn off burner. Let sit for at least 20 mins. Perfect eggs every time. These eggs I let sit much longer…until they were lukewarm since I wanted the dye to have as much time to work it’s magic as possible.
Oh yeah magic. Look at how dark that color came out.
They are so interesting to look at. I want to try this again but with other leaves and flowers.
I was so mad at myself after I dumped the dye water down the sink. What was I thinking!!! I could have thrown some bits and pieces of fabric and lace in there. My mind was preoccupied. Good old Murphy of Murphy’s law had paid us a visit. While boiling the eggs I notice the digital display for the oven wasn’t on. Obviously the cook top worked since I was using it. Yep the control board was shot. On the bright side, I hated my old stove. And this lovely news came the day after finding out I have to get a root canal. Nothing like waking up with a swollen cheek and painful mouth.
There are a few more things that Murphy contributed to over the past week as well but I’m done complaining.
Time for a decadent cup of coffee before moving on with my day.
What are you doing today?