this blog is essentially an online diary of my little creative projects - if you can't fix it, throw some glitter over it and add a lacy edge and everything will be alright.

Thursday, 4 April 2013

felt chicken egg cosy

i'd been trying to come up with easter presents that aren't made of chocolate, and yes, an egg cosy may be a bit twee, but it felt appropriate. it was very quick and easy to make - simply pick the colour of felt you want your chicken to be made from, sketch a vaguely chicken shaped thing on it (doing so around an existing egg cosy so that it's not too small. cut out two of these and sew together with  embroidery thread. rather than using back-stitch, i used running stitch around the edge and went back on myself once i'd gone all the way around - that way both sides have a nice outline. the wing is back-stitched and the eye is a french knot. it's awfully simple, but i think it's very cute!

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