The process is fairly straightforward. First, I drill a hole in the top of an egg with my Dremel. Second I flip it over and poke a few holes very close together using a quilting pin (I also scramble the yolk a bit). Next, I use a nasal aspirator (leftover from when my kids were babies) to push air into the egg through the pinholes to force the egg out of the Dremel hole. I used to blow directly into the egg with my mouth, but one long night with Salmonella convinced me to find another way. Then using the nasal aspirator again, I wash out the inside of the egg with soapy water and rinse it out.
Once it's dry, I paint with acrylic craft paints. I use some wire, strong glue and a bead cap to create a pretty loop at the top of the egg to string a ribbon through. After many coats of high gloss varnish, the finished egg is fairly durable. These make excellent decorations and gifts. Over the next few weeks, I'll show off a few more of my eggs in between my pattern releases.
My next hand embroidery pattern will be published on the first Monday in April (but it may come late in the evening because of this T-ball nonsense that I'm currently caught up in).