Easter Bunny Egg Cozies

You Will Need:
2 Felt Bunny Shapes
Sewing Needle & Thread
1 Bunny Tail Bobble
1 Chocolate Egg to Hide

GETTING YOUR BUNNY SHAPES

Lying your egg (I used a Cadbury’s Cream Egg) on it’s side over a piece of paper, draw around it (with your pencil standing straight from the edge rather than where the egg touches the paper). Draw a line 1cm further out from this line. This will be the border for your bunny’s body. You can now draw your bunny’s head & ears (as below) and cut out your paper template. Use this to cut two identical bunny shapes out of felt (you can draw around them or pin the paper directly to the felt to cut around).

bunny #1

  • Place your two bunnies together, if the edges do not match up you can trim the border. Sew out one side of your felt from the centre, so that your knot is hidden in the middle. 

bunny #2                                                   bunny #3

  • From here you can chose a blanket, running or edging stitch 

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  • Continue to sew around the entire bunny until you get to the front paws. Sew in between the layers and knot your thread here.

bunny #5

  • Pull the two layers of felt apart and puff out the centre with your fingers. Now you can hide your chocolate egg inside for safe keeping! 

bunny #6                                             bunny #6

  • Place your tubby bunny upright. Nobody will suspect a thing. Add a fluffy tail if you’d like to decorate him.

bunny #8

* The same technique can be used for larger Easter eggs if you want to keep things cozy on a bigger scale.

 

Happy Crafting Kids!

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Halloween!

So for the second time in our new(-ish) house, the girls and I got very excited about Hallowe’en, over-bought on the fun size sweets and awaited the throng of sugar-junkie kids in various homemade costumes. The doorbell rang three times. One of them was our take away delivery man but we still sent him on his way with a pocket-full of chocolate.

It seems All Hallows’ Eve isn’t the event it once was and the threat of mischief/fire/violence is enough for parents to keep their kids locked safely inside their homes. It could be the case that the area where we live is that much more urban than where we all grew up but 7 kilometres seems a short distance to change the holiday dynamic so drastically.

The disappointment of not getting visits from kids in the guise of their favourite super heros, film characters or something from the fruit bowl upset us. Luckily the comfort of the now-defunct sweet bowl was enough to cheer us.

And also this…………..

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My Mum got me a blade set (120 assorted blades no less!) and I got a little carried away.

I would have liked a bit more time to perfect it but as always I was doing it very last-minute and it would have missed Hallowe’en altogether had I taken my time.