Friday, February 4, 2011

Spring Eggs

Ahhh...the thought of spring. It's nice, isn't it?

This week I decided that I should try to get a jump on spring items and started making some eggs. In my usually colorful mind, I thought it would be fun to make multi-colored-panel eggs - plus it's a nice way to not use too much of one color (sometimes I have to be a little stingy on what I use my "fun" colors on).

After cutting, sewing, stuffing, and stitching them closed, I didn't like them. Here's what I had. Blah.

I decided to turn to my favorite thing - maybe I should embellish them with wool flowers.

But, wait. I had a brainstorm. Yikes - this is big! I thought it would be great to make the flowers as small pins and attach them to the eggs as a movable flower. That way, if someone felt like having the flower on the purple panel, they could. Or if later they felt like having the flower on the green panel, they could. Or if even later they felt like having the flower on the top, they could. This idea could be great!

After creating a couple flowers and planning on putting a pin-back on them, I decided that I had an even BETTER idea!

What if I put the sticky side of a velcro dot on the back of the flower so it could be repositioned even easier? The sticky velcro piece would stick well enough to the wool and could move in such an easy manner.

That's it. The idea of the century!

I set to work. I'm ready to test a velcro dot on the first flower. I begin positioning it on the egg and I hate it. I also know that I will hate the pin-back as well. Reason being, the flower sticks up off from the egg too much. It looks "placed" - not "in place" like I want it to be.

So....after all that, I have decided that I will be embellishing the eggs with sewn-on, permanent-placement flowers. I'll have to wait for another day to release the idea of the century.  (I'll share another photo with you of all of them when they are done.)

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