Friday, April 06, 2007
Here's a little something to get you in the mood...
Here is a little basket of felted Easter eggs that I made...Aren't they the cutest things, ever!?! I got the kit from ilovecreate and started working on them last night. I have to say that I am in love with them now, even though it took me a while to get the knack of wet felting around an egg form. I have wet felted before, but never over a form, and it was a little bit different. A couple of things to know when doing this project...Use extremely hot water, just bearable enough to get your hands in...and I needed to use more dish detergent than I thought I would need. Both of these things helped immensely to get the wool roving to shrink around the form...it took me until the 3rd egg to figure this out. So I ended up re-doing the first two eggs. If you purchase this kit, take out all of the different colors of felt first and see which color you have the most of. Start with that color first, in case you need to re-do like I did.
I had a difficult time using the lengths of ribbon that were provided to wrap around the eggs and tie with bows... I had to use ribbon from my stash to complete the eggs with bows. If you don't plan on tying bows, you will have no problems with the ribbon provided.
I made this cute little Easter basket to give to my sister as a hostess gift, as she will be having us, and the rest of our family for Easter dinner at her house. Do you think she will like it?