This summer my Aunt Jean sold her home and moved up to Sudbury to live with my cousin Heather. In the process of packing my Aunt, who is a real crafter, had to purge most of her crafting supplies. Sad for her, bonus for me! She gave me a bag full of bits and pieces of felt. It has sat up on the top shelf of my laundry room since the summer. I have had many wonderful ideas for uses for it, but in the end I did none of them. I was going to make a Christmas tree and let Elly decorate it, but it never happened.
Today is finally the day that I put that good felt to good use! Today I cut out 6 egg shapes, and lots and lots of decorations for it. I am taking it into Elly's class for an Easter activity for her class. I feel pretty good about the use of the felt and the use of my time!
I stink at free hand cutting, so I cut out a template first, and then pinned it to the felt. Then I cut. I used my felt scraps to create shapes. I had this great idea that I would use my pinking shears and create some great stripes. The problem was that I am so disorganized that I could not find my pinking shears.
I hope that Elly likes the eggs, and that her class does. It took a little bit of my time, but I'm hoping that it is something that is fun for her.
Did I mention that part of the fun of making these was making sure that everything fit? I had to decorate a lot of eggs just to make sure that everything was just right. No one ever accused me of being a grown up.