I've added two sets of egg cozies to my Etsy shop -- one is this set of 4 chickens, and the other is a set of 4 Pugs. Both are made from felted wool sweaters, with felt, trim and lace, buttons & beads used to adorn them. I've designed these myself, and they are entirely hand-crafted by moi.
I grew up reading two English children's magazines -- Teddy Bear and Jack & Jill. We had friends of the family who were British and I was the lucky recipient of these mags after their kids were done with them. I have NEVER been done with them and have them to this day. This was probably were I first learned about egg cups and egg cozies, as they were in so many of the illustrations. A character named Silly Billy (a sillier /less mean version of Highlight's Goofus) used paints on his egg and made a big mess; other characters had cracked open the tops of their soft-boiled eggs and were dipping their toast points inside.
I'm so happy that egg cups are easy to find in U.S. kitchen stores. I'm a proponent of setting tables that look welcoming and fun, and making the breakfast table in particular look cute -- even on an ordinary day -- can set a happy tone, whether you're setting for one or for a gang.
To that end, AND so your egg cups and egg cozies make sense on your breakfast table, here's a recipe for...