I’m a little behind on things again this week. Spending hours trying to learn Swedish everyday is really cutting into my daydreaming time. But don’t worry. I’m doodling in the margins of my notebook and thinking about crafts between adverbs. Maybe I’ll have time to craft this weekend. Hopefully.
I thought we could talk about egg cups today since we’re so close to Easter (or påsk, in this part of the world). I hated eggs for most of my childhood and then last year, boom, I had a weird craving to just try one. One that I cooked myself since part of my hatred/fear was of eating eggshells. Turns out I like ‘um! I like them really well done, or what I call “over-hard”, and preferably in the center of a piece of toast. But there’s a whole world of egg types, and the mysterious names that come with them (Benedict?), for me to try. Including the classic hard-boiled/soft-boiled variety that comes with an awesome accessory: egg cups!
Living Etc. just ran a round up of egg cups in their April 2015 issue (page 32) and my favorite is Emma Lacey‘s Everyday Egg Cup. It’s so simple and unassuming in (currently gushing over) ceramic and a matte pale pink wash (also comes in white and deep blue). The little belly button is the perfect place to nestle your thumb in for a good grip as you enjoy your egg. This little dent shows up on her whole range for The Conran Shop including mugs that beg to be snuggled and milk jugs whose dent is their handle. Every piece is hand thrown in the UK so every one is unique. I can’t wait for my set to arrive with the Easter bunny.