yarn wrapped easter egg

How To: Yarn Wrapped Egg

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I’m almost embarrassed to call this a tutorial because its so easy! You will need: Styrofoam egg yarn Glue or double sided tape scissors crochet hook How to: Cover your egg with some glue to hold the yarn in place (mine wasn’t very strong so I also used double sided tape over parts of the egg). Make a little hole…

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Charley Harper – An Illustrated Life

Charley Harper – An Illustrated Life

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Browsing in my local Readings book shop on Sunday morning I was gob smacked to find this most amazing book filled with the beautiful artwork of Charley Harper on the bargain table. Written/curated by Todd Oldham, who I’m sure would have had a difficult time deciding what to leave out, this book is essentially a collection of Harper’s best work,…

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needle felted easter egg

How To: Needle Felted Easter Egg

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This little project is a good introduction to needle felting as you don’t have to worry about shaping the egg, just the surface decoration. If you are new to the concept of needle felting, have a read of my Needle Felting Basics tutorial. You will need: -1 x Styrofoam egg shape -wool roving in your chosen colours, You will not…

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fabric covered Easter egg

How To: Fabric Covered Easter Egg

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This is a very easy project to make with some pretty fabric scraps. A load of these in a bowl would make an impact, or why not hang them from some branches in a vase for an interesting table decoration. You will need: -1 medium or large Styrofoam egg shape (available at craft stores) -some scrap fabric min size 8″x8″…

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Crafty Easter Projects

Crafty Easter Projects

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How do you like your eggs? Scrambled, fried or poached? I like mine poached…and chocolate ones are good too. These eggs aren’t edible but they sure are pretty, and very easy to make. I’ll be posting detailed tutorials in the coming weeks on how to make these 3 different decorative eggs (and maybe some other bits and pieces I have…

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Emma’s Room Revealed…

Emma’s Room Revealed…

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It’s been exactly 2 years since we moved into this house. As you can imagine being eight months pregnant at the time wasn’t very conducive to nursery decoration, but soon Emma will turn two, so I set myself a deadline to get her room finished and photographed! Ta Da! Here it is, as tidy as we could manage, not quite…

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Henny Penny – A cautionary tale…

Henny Penny – A cautionary tale…

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I found this little book on my thrifting adventure the other day. It’s the classic story of Henny Penny, a gullible gal who fate did not end well.The illustrations by Paul Galdone are delightful, and this book printed in 1968 is in excellent condition. Lucky me! Oh I mean Emma.Love the typography on this title page. Henny Penny believes the…

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