Easter Chick Garland and Easter Bunnies
Posted on Monday the 7th April 2014 by Love Lucie
With Spring trying to push its head up through the still cold damp earth I thought it was about time to take down the Scottie dog garland from my much loved good old Welsh Dresser and replace it with something more seasonal.
You can read my blog post about my Scottie Dog Garland here.
This presented me with a perfect seasonal opportunity for my third Minerva Crafts Bloggers Network Post.
A quick search on the internet led me to examples of chicks and rabbit templates. After a bit of a sketch I drew up something I was happy with. Well, I say happy but I wasn't entirely convinced my chick looked like a chick, but more like a duckling. Try as I might, I could not get my chick silhouette to look more like a chick so it has stayed a little duckling-looking.
A really easy project, this one.
A simple sew on the machine, turn the right side out, stuff and stitch.
A tip when you are machine sewing slightly awkward shapes is to keep your fabric a reasonable size. In other words, don't cut out all your chicks into individual squares. Draw them out onto one piece of fabric for sewing and them cut them all out later.
Another tip is to use your pinking shears for cutting them out. There is far less clipping of curves to do this way. Just some clipping on the tight inside curves required.
Here are my bunnies
Yet I wasn't happy with just my bunnies and chicks (ducks). To finish off my Easter theme I needed eggs.
I took a pinking shears and divided into 4 segments with a kitchen knife. I cut about 5mm deep into the egg.
I cut out four 'petal' shapes out of the fabric
and persuaded the edges of the fabric into the groove using my 'unpicker'.
After I had covered all the eggs I finished them off by covering up the grooves with some thin ribbon, using a 'pritt stick' along the grooves to stick the ribbon fast.
Such an easy project to do. Perfect for a child with a little help cutting the groves into the eggs.
I was really pleased with how these turned out.
A perfect Easter display.
Enjoy your Easter. I hope to get some chocolate eggs to go with my fabric ones!