Monday, 22 March 2010

Easter Decorations

Hello ,well only one week till the children break up for Easter hols here !!!
I've been inspired by the lovely Easter decorations seen in blogland to create my own Easter tree this year.Having never had a go at this before I'm still experimenting,and it's great fun.

This is how it looks so far... a little bare I feel, but I am pleased with how it's coming along.

All that's on it so far are some of my Lucy flowers left over from my wreath and some felt eggs I made at the weekend ...

On Saturday afternoon Mr BM took our little people to watch the local football match.This gave me about 3 hours free time.Not long enough to get out the sewing machine but time enough to create something pretty with felt....

and to photograph the stages for you.....

I made a simple paper template and cut out some felt in Easter colours,2 layers for each one.I then added some pretty embellishments to the front ....

I then added a cotton loop to the back to hang it up.Chose some co-ordinating embroidery thread and blanket stitched three quarters of the way around and stuffed lightly ,before com pleating the stitching.....

I enjoyed making these ,choosing things from stash .In fact some of the things in my stash are positively vintage.....

This 70's floral print....a scrap of fabric left over from a party dress made for me by my Nanna

This 80's pearl trim is left over from when I made my wedding dress.

I knew they would be useful one day !!and it's great to be able to incorporate these things which are so sentimental.Does anyone else hang on to things so long ?

have a great week
Jacquie x


  1. It looks very pretty!I hang onto things for waaay too long! When I do patchwork I still use some yellow stripey cotton from my daughters curtains when she was a baby! That'll be 21 years ago then! Oh yes I'm a bit of a hoarder!
    Have a lovely day!
    Rachel x

  2. How absolutely gorgeous are these! Thank you for sharing the tutorial:)
    I made my first tutorial today too but for a less easter themed project...

  3. These are gorgeous! I'm glad you are sharing them with us too!
    Good idea to use your odd bits up.
    OOh, yes I keep things!
    Hugs and LOve Suex
    Hope you have a lovely Easter!

  4. Hi Jacquie,
    yes The Associates did do Party fears 2 and 18 carat love affair!You can see them on youtube. Oh it brings back memories!
    Thank for the bunting love!!
    Rachel x

  5. I love these little felt eggs they are delightful, made me smile lots :)

  6. Found this little tut of yours. How adorable. Perfect for my oldest and me to do this year. I gave her a felt crafty kit for her 10th birthday. These are lovely and so simple! ♥♥♥

  7. I love these, how sweet! Those vintage pieces are very nice!


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