Sunday, 3 March 2013

March craft challenge.

The theme for this month is celebration. It took me a while (the day before it was due in!) before inspiration struck - I'd make an Easter egg decoration. My egg is flat, as the decoration I wanted to do wouldn't have fitted onto 3D one.

I began with drawing my egg template (I drew a half first, to get the shape I wanted, then folded the paper in half to use the first side as a template for the second).

Once I'd chosen my fabric, I set out my design. A vintage image, bunny tape and woven flowers.  I embroidered 'happy Easter' at the top and added some cut out flowers and buttons either side of the image.

To complete the decoration, I cut out a piece of fabric for the back (a vintage pillowcase I found at the charity shop this week) and a piece of wadding.

To be able to hang the decoration up, I pinned a length of pink ribbon onto the front piece (raw edges together with the ribbon loop pointed downwards). Then I placed right sides together and sewed everything together, leaving a gap to turn right sides out and then sewed up the gap.

This egg is available to buy via the Elsie May and Bertha website.

Pop over to the Creative Connections website if you would like to enter this month's challenge.



  1. I really like the little flowers along the bottom. Well done on getting the project finished within the deadline :)

  2. Sometimes deadlines spur us on! Your Easter egg looks very Spring like, and all the better for using recycled fabrics.
    Wendy x

  3. The vintage print is super cute and I love the way you've combined this into a tutorial.
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