Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Easter Egg

I am home sick today. Big time sniffles, sore throat and coughing.
My electric blanket is turned on to the highest setting, ready and waiting.
But first, I had to finish making this egg. First things first.

Here's how I made it, in case you're interested.
Buy a styrofoam egg in what ever size you want. (Not too small, it's harder to work with.) (and not the rock hard styrofoam you can find in the store.)
Cut up scraps of fabric at random. Make sure they are bigger than the final form it will take on the egg.
When I made one of these several years ago, I used a metal nail file as my working tool.
I couldn't find one this time, so I'm using this white doohickey I found on the floor near the washing machine. You know, it's one of those things that are in men's shirt collars. Every now and then, they fall out and appear at the foot of the washing machine...... and this was perfect timing. In fact, it works better than a nail file.

Take a scrap of fabric, lay it on the egg and using the shirt doohickey, push the edges into the styrofoam, all around all edges. You will be losing about 3/8 ths of an inch to push into the styrofoam. Any less and it might pop out.

Keep piecing the random fabric chunks all over the surface of the egg. I find a sort of sawing motion with the doohickey works the best to imbed the fabric into the egg, instead of pushing it in directly.

Another good thing about the shirt implement is that it is rounded at one end and pointy at the other. This comes in handy dependent upon what angle you're working with.

Egg all done.

You can glue or pin on some little flowers here and there to hide any possible funky areas.

I think they're cute.