Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Easter Thoughts...

I wanted to do a quick little project with Year 7 just before Easter. I made this last year and ideas began to grow...

I think this idea was a combination of me and an article found in an issue of Crafts Beautiful. It is on a standard egg cup. I really like using felt and showing the group the basics of making felt could be included. It is quite good fun and everyone can take it in turns to have a go.

I then found a pattern for this little chicken in an old magazine which was passed onto me and the cover is missing. I am not so sure about this one as I like shapes that are straight forward to cut and could lend itself to being developed into other things. Sweet nonetheless though. Then came this little cutie....

Now, I have love this little cosy and this I found in another issue of Crafts Beautiful and I am going to develop this into other versions but the basic idea and shape would be ideal to use with the group. I think that the stuents will also be able to develope it into other ideas such as different shaped birds.

Once I had made the above and my sewing table was completely covered with felt I went and got some paper and cut out various shapes until I end up with this...

have designed, cut and pinned the felt ready to stitch next time. One l...I had fun with this egg shaped cosy, choosing the colours, using the scissors to make different shapes in the felt and stitching it together. I have not finished with this idea and I have many more rushing around in my brain, which may be why I have had a headache which then developed into a migraine, so I am struggling to type this at the moment.

I showed all of this to my group today and they were impressed with it and they wanted to have a go. There was one lad who thought that I was making it up that egg cosies existed and that it was a joke and it was not until the others backed me up that he started to believe me and as for tea cosies he thought that there was no such thing. So there is a young man who definitely went home having learnt something yesterday!

I am off to have a lie down! Back with more crafty feltyness soon, once my head has stopped throbbing!

Take care xx

7 comments:

Chocolate Cat said...

These are super cute!!

MelMel said...

How cute they are!

What a super project!xx

JuliaB said...

They are CUTE!! x

summersadie said...

Very sweet cozies.

funkymonkey said...

They are all lovely, I don't know which one I'd choose to keep my egg cosy.

Tracey

Phyllis said...

Oh gosh - these little things are too cute. My favorite is the little pink chick!

Kitty said...

Absolutely wonderful!

Hope your head is better now! x

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