Easter Eggs Decoration, Clay Stamped Easter Egg Tree

Easter Eggs Decoration, Clay Stamped Easter Egg Tree

 

Remember the wall tree we are keeping up for the year? Its time to decorate it for Easter, to create our own Easter Egg Tree:)

Easter Egg Tree

 

The children and I had a go at making egg shapes from air drying clay, and stamping them with patterns to add texture.

Easter Eggs Decoration

To make your own roll out your clay to 3-4mm thick. Cut out with cutters, and smooth any rough edges.

Roll out air clay

Next – the fun part. Using a selection of stamps and inks add texture to your egg shapes – I limited the children to two toning colours and three stamps. This worked well, if given free rein the eggs may have become a little over decorated!!

Ink Stamp Easter Eggs

If you are planning on hanging your eggs add a small hole at the top to in order to be able to thread through string or similar. We used a wooden kebab skewer.

Easter Eggs Decoration, stamp air drying clay eggs to add fabulous texture

The children had not worked with air clay before – they loved the texture, and happily continued playing creating all sorts.

Stamped Clay Easter Eggs

All I had to do was hang them on our Easter Egg Tree. Are you decorating for Easter?

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Ellory Bag Pattern Review

Ellory Bag Pattern Review

Introducing the Ellory Bag by Cozy Nest Design. One of the reasons I enjoy pattern testing is that I stretch my skills, this bag sure did.

Ellory Bag by Vickymyerscreations

It was one of those occasions when I just made silly error after silly error. I started off feeling chuffed. As suggested I marked out the pattern pieces on the interfacing, all ready to iron onto the fabric and then cut out in one go. Often the cutting out stage can take as long as sewing up of a bag design so this can be a real time saver. Only to realise that I had measured out on sew in interfacing, hurray for spray adhesive!!

Next error was to sew the handle tabs to the wrong end of the bag panels, easily solved with the seam unpicker.. And so it went on, but the end result was worth it!!

zip plus piping

The pattern is well written with clear diagrams. However due to the bags form it is not an easy sew, I had to coax the bag through the sewing machine. Sewing piping onto the edge of a zip was not as bad as I feared! However my piping is far from perfect.

This bag really holds its shape, I used Annies Soft and Stable (a bit of a luxury I admit) but it does give the bag form.

curves

Initially I used my clover clips but decided not to be cautious and tack the seam before sewing, I was glad I did.

For the make I used a curtain sample (£3), contrast fabric (£6), cotton sheet (stash), five zips (£7 from the market), hardware reused, piping (stash)..

The finished bag has side pockets both sides, and a main compartment.

Cozy nest designs

I was not initially sure what I thought of the shape, but it has grown on me. It is a great project bag, happily holding knitting needles and yarn. Other pattern testers have made them as lunch bags, personally I don’t eat that much for lunch!

ellory bag

If you are familiar with sewing bags then Cozy Nest Designs takes your skills up a notch, with clever designs requiring an experienced sewer.

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Great Eco Recycled Easter Baskets

Great Eco Recycled Easter Baskets

Whats not to love about the thrill of children doing an Easter egg hunt? Here’s a great variety of Eco & Recycled Easter Baskets you can make:

Brown Paper EasterBasket

Brown paper bag converted into this super cute basket. Find the tutorial over at ellinee.

Upcycled-Basket-Weaving-for-Mothers-Day-or-Easter

Upcycled milk carton Easter Basket – I love this. Great instructions from Red Ted Art.

Plastic Bag Basket

Too many plastic bags despite your best efforts?? Weave a basket. Thanks to luckyladybirdcraft.

 

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Of course I have to include a basket you can make with newspaper – love this from jenniferperkins.

 

Recycled sweater basket

And naturally a recycled sweater basket too, thanks to triedandtrueblog.

 

Fabric scrap easter basket

 

Wrap piping with fabric scraps, and stitch together (reminds me of making clay coilpots) – tutorial at modabakeshop.

Which eco recycled easter basket are you tempted to make? Personally wishing we had brighter plastic bags for the plastic bag basket.

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