Sunday, April 24, 2011

Candy-Holder Egg

Every now and then when I am in the sewing room, Emily will ask to make something. This past week, she pulled out her sewing tub (modern version of work basket) and made an egg. 


I drew evenly-spaced dots on the underside of the egg, taught her to pin the pieces together, and let her go.

When she had finished, I tied the knots and she chose the decorations. Her first choice was fabric markers but those don't work well on felt, so she picked iron-on patches instead. I did the ironing and she happily went off to fill her egg with butterscotch candies.

I like that she picked a flower and a butterfly- 
both symbols of new life and (I think it might have finally arrived!) spring.

Happy Easter!

6 comments:

  1. Way to go, Emily! Soooo pretty!

    (Careful, Mom... she's gonna take over your spot! ;) )

    Happy Easter to all! And YES... we have SUN this morning!!! :)))))))

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  2. adorable! I will show this to my girl, who will be surely inspired.

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  3. Emily, such pretty stitching, I also love the butterfly patch! I wanted to say I also enjoyed your Earth Day post. Keep up the great projects!

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  4. Oh my goodness - I am loving these. You know what? I made pretty much the same ones, just not out of felt and with the sewing machine. I planned to stuff puzzle pieces for little bear inside and hide the eggs ... They ended up being a bit on the smallish side, but still quite fun. I will have to show you .... did not even take any photos of them.
    I love your version even better. Never would have thought about using felt ... little bear could make some next year! LOVE the idea!

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  5. Oh, I forgot - Emily, if you keep making such great things you are gonna have to start your own blog!!! :-)

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