Fried Egg Block Applique


In the realm of "why the heck not?" I'm including a Fried Egg Applique Block, because... you never know when you might need one??? Anyway, since there are eggs all over the place this week, I decided I may as well include one in our FREE Applique Database. If you are new to embroidery or appliqueing, you just can't get an easier project then this. As always this was designed for a 6" x 6" block but you can enlarge or reduce its size to meet your needs.

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Felt Fried Eggs and Bacon

It's egg week. Next up... Fried Eggs and Bacon. What could be more fun than some yummy eggs and bacon in your child's play kitchen? (Well, maybe toast and jam, but that will be featured in another blog.) These are easy to make and fast. I'm talking nap time fast! To make play more fun, make a Felted Egg in white or brown, and "stuff" the fried egg inside. Then, children can "crack" the egg open, and fry it up in a pan! This pattern is available in the FREE Open Patterns. Enjoy!  
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Felted Eggs

 

This week I have a few "eggstravagant" crafts to share that can be tucked in an Easter basket or added to the play kitchen. We'll begin with a felted egg. Basically, wrap roving around a form, add warm water, soap and agitation and tah dah, you've got yourself a felted egg. More detailed directions can be found in our FREE Open Patterns. I used a plastic egg to make one egg, but since I wanted to make a few, and I only had one plastic egg, I used real eggs. Fortunately, I buy organic eggs that are tough shelled, and they worked great. After I finished felting the egg and rinsing it, I was concerned about leaving them unrefrigerated to dry. So... I popped them in cold water, and boiled them for twenty minutes, and I had hard boiled eggs. Later in the day, when the eggs were dried, I had my felted eggs and a delicious egg salad sandwich!

The directions for The Felted Eggs has suggestions for other uses for the eggs including stuffing them with various prizes, or stuffing them with additional roving, and sewing...Read more

Stacked Against Me!

(This was originally printed in my old blog, One Generation to Another, on April 2, 2008)

When my children were growing up I always kept a mending basket in my room. Sweaters that lost buttons, jackets that needed new zippers and pants that required hemming were layered in the basket. Then, during idle moments, I was able to scoop up the basket and spend the required time needed to repair said items. Sounds efficient, right? There remained, however, a two pronged problem…first, coming up with idle moments, and second, mustering the motivation necessary to spend my precious leisure time on a task as mundane as mending! Suffice to say the basket was seldom moved, and every couple of years when the clothing was mounded so high that the addition of one more item threatened to topple the carefully constructed edifice, I’d need gardening sheers to cut away the carpet that had grown through the basket weave!

For clothing, the mending basket was the kiss of death! I could imagine a particularly astute pair of pants, digging its heels deep into the carpet as it eyed my mending basket, uttering a final plea, “Please,...Read more

Beehive Applique Block

 


Last week Tiptoe Mom requested an applique of a beehive, so tah dah, here it is. It is my plan to add at least 1 applique a week to the blog, hopefully building an impressive collection for many different crafters. If there is an applique you would like to see included... sooner rather than later... just leave us a comment or email us and we'll gladly give it a try.

In the meantime, here is our beehive with 3 very busy bees. Of course it would also be cute to add bumble bee buttons instead of the felt ones. And, you can always use woven fabric instead of the felt. If you do, add 1/4" around the outside of the design before cutting out the fabric. You will then be able to turn under the fabric before appliqueing it to your project.

This applique was designed for a 6" x 6" block but can be reduced or enlarged to meet your needs. The pattern is available here. Enjoy!

 

 

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Walking Felt Bunny Finger Puppet

Time flies! Seems we were just rushing to finish a few Christmas stocking stuffers, and now it's time to get a few "tuck-ins" made for the Easter basket! I have 3 or 4 little gifts I'll be whipping up. Today I'd like to share a trio of cuties I made for the grandbabies. These three were a breeze to throw together and with the little addition of a pocket on the back for 2 fingers to slide in, these little puppets will provide hours of imaginative fun!

I used wool felt for durability, although if you're concerned about wash-ability, go with one of the high quality synthetics. You can also make this out of cotton. I love the Woven Spider Wheel stitch for the eyes. (I told you I'd be using this stitch a lot! Check out the glossary for a quick look at how to make this stitch.) Because there are no buttons on this, it's a perfect friend for all ages.

So, sew one or a basket full. I should warn you, they are rather addictive and satisfying to make! The pattern is featured in our FREE Open Patterns. Enjoy!
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