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I am artist of texture and color. I enjoy working with textiles, mixed media and the graphic arts. I am an avid cottage gardener with a love for pass along plants and big fluffy pink peonies and pink roses. Many of my tangible creations reflect my love of the garden and all its wonderful colors. I am not one who will settle for neutral colors as they bore me. I have been selling my creations online since 2002 beginning as a hobby and 10 years later my art is my full time passion.
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17 March 2013

Covered Easter egg challenge

As part of the Etsy Cottage Style community we have periodic Creativity Challenges. The most recent challenge was covering eggs.

Below is my entry as well as a short tutorial on how I made them.....



 Starting with a wire basket I found at a thrift shop...I loved the handle! 


 I used styrofoam eggs, and used pinking shears to cut lots of fabric strips.
I prefer to use Fabric-Tac glue, it seems to work the best.

 Starting at the top of egg glue 2 strips in a "X" fashion

Then work the next strips overlapping until egg is completely covered.

I also used snippets of lace and crochet on some of the eggs. 
Added some raffia to the basket and viola!
Shabby Eggs~~

I am joining in on the  party below 



12 comments:

Denise said...

Beautiful and creative. I also enjoyed the lovely music you had on your blog-Thank you.I think I may try the sweet covered eggs.Denise

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Very sweet, Debbi! ♥

sweet violets said...

Oh Deb, those are adorable!!! And love the basket, so cute!!!

Chenille Cottage said...

Adorable...and such a sweet idea!
I love your pretty music, too.
Blessings,
Carolynn

Dru said...

Your eggs are so pretty and sweet! I've been thinking of doing some with paper ~ maybe soon. Dru

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Very pretty! You could do the same thing with round balls for Christmas, Thanksgiving, maybe the 4th of July? Easy to do and a nice little decor detail.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

These are so sweet, You did a marvelous job!
Happy Easter!
*hugs*deb

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Debbie, they are adorable!! I covered some last year and had such a mess with mog podge!

Carol

Annette said...

Love these eggs! I am craft challenged and I think I could manage to make these! Floozie is a cutie, too. Fun to have met another blogger!
Annette

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Debbi,
Your egg creations are wonderful. Love the details and your tutorial is great. Thank you for sharing. Love the wire basket too.
I covered eggs this year using toile tissue paper with modpodge. A bit messy but fun.

Love the look of your blog too and your header. Wonderful.
Have a special Easter week.
Hugs!! CM

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Happy Easter dear blogging friend!

I love your eggs!

Carol

Shabby Jen said...

Those are beautiful Debbi!! I might have to try some for my little cottage!! Thanks for sharing.

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