When I shared the felt applique bunny last week, I mentioned that it was inspired by the Easter egg wreath I was making. I've finished it and it came out even better than I'd hoped!
The wreath was part of a kit (affiliate link here and below) that included the felt (I had to cut out all the pieces), the embroidery floss, the sequins, the beads, two needles, and the interfacing that serves as the base of the wreath. The only material I needed that wasn't included in the kit was the Poly-fil. I started out by following the directions closely, but as I got the hang of it, I veered off in my own direction. While my wreath looks similar to the photograph on the front of the kit, you can spot plenty of places where I changed up the colors or patterns on the decorated eggs.
While there was a bit of a learning curve, overall this was a fairly easy project. I would recommend it to anyone age 9-plus. (If you're quite a distance on the 'plus' side of 9 like I am, I HIGHLY recommend this magnifying lamp for threading the itty-bitty beading needle.) Once I learned the basics, it was very relaxing to sew each egg.
Now that I've dipped my toe into the world of felt applique, I am dying to start another project! I particularly would like to do other seasonal wreaths so that when I take down the Easter wreath, there's another to go in its place. I'm going to do at least two more kits before I even think about designing my own felt applique project. These are the ones I'm considering doing next:
I'm also strongly considering this beautiful advent calendar. What do you think I should do next? Any of the designs jump out at you?
OMYGOSH!!! I loveeeeeeee this!!!! SO FUN!!ReplyDelete
This is so sweet!ReplyDelete