3.21.2008

Scrap Eggs

Hey thanks for the comment love on the quilt! How nice of you to read my posts. I never thought anyone besides my mom would read this blog, so I’m thrilled to make some connections out there in the innernets!

fabriceggs

So after an uneventful library storytime experience this morning (whew), Esme and I (Holden’s in preschool on Tuesdays and Fridays) decided to combine these two
wonderful ideas into one. I used the scraps from the quilt that I just made for Holden’s eggs and scraps from Esme’s quilt for hers. Aside from being super simple to make, they also reduce my ecoguilt (no more plastic eggs) and gave Esme a fun project this morning.

esmepellets
She was Lead Engineer at the Pellet Stuffing Station and was responsible for overseeing all activities involving pellet manipulation which included, but was not limited to, funneling, scooping, pouring, swirling, cupcake pan handling, dipping, digging, shoveling, and throwing (her position was terminated shortly after the throwing part).

AND we discovered a new word today:
Hatcorn (hatkorn) n. the uppermost hat-like cupule which sits atop the nut-part of an acorn (self defined).

hatcorn
Happy weekend everyone!

5 comments:

A Spoon Full Of Sugar said...

Mamablogger, it looks like your daughter is getting in training for many future craft projects. The fabric eggs were a terrific idea. Easter is usually fairly warm in our neck of the woods so we have had the problem of chocolate eggs melting - your fabric eggs would solve that problem!

Melissa said...

I love your fabric eggs! How did you do it? I'd love to make some for O. She's fascinated with eggs.

MamaBlogger said...

thanks guys! melissa: the egg tutorial is here: http://www.purlbee.com/the-purl-bee/2008/3/16/knitted-sewn-easter-egg-ornaments.html. I just used plastic pellets instead of stuffing to make them more bean bag-like, but rice, beans, flax seed, etc would work too. There's also another tute here, although I haven't tried this one: http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/?p=431

Have fun!

Lace said...

I love the quilt, great idea taking the photos outside! And I especially enjoyed the piece you wrote, Hello Two! Really great stuff! I finished my quilt last night... but unfortunately broke the camera a few moments after... the the pics will be delayed until futher notice!!! Nice to meet you! Thanks for visiting my blog!
Lacey

OTJenH said...

These bean bag eggs are brilliant! I can see them given as a gift in an egg carton with a basket for tossing them into. I am definately going to add this project to my list! Thanks for sharing!