Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Eggceptionally Easy

One of the things I love about needle felting is that it is really, really easy*. You can make tons of cute stuff just with things lying around in the kitchen and the craft room.

I have a ton of styrofoam eggs leftover from last year when I thought I was going to make those Martha Stewart string eggs. So sometime after Christmas I thought I would needle felt enough eggs for the Easter tree. I didn't quite go that far (and actually this egg could use a bit more roving), but I have put them to good use!
I made all the critters over the last two days using styrofoam eggs as a base. A little chick, whose roving was dyed with food coloring.
A fat little bunny with wool felt ears.
And the piece de resistance, a chubby bluebird! I love her. (Her roving is also dyed with food coloring.)
Every bluebird needs a vintage wallpaper parapluie, doesn't she?

The umbrella could stand to be a little smaller, but it took me forever to work out how to make it, and I was not about to remake it at 10 pm. LOL

And she is going to need that umbrella today, as it just keeps raining and raining and raining some more. I might retake their photos when the sun comes out.

*If you want to needle felt all you need to buy is plain cream colored roving and a few felting needles in different sizes. The roving is very easy to dye with food coloring or kool-aid and for less than $10 you are off and running.

(My feeds are updating so slow right now. Gah.)

42 comments:

  1. aww those are so cute. I love the bluebird!

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  2. Those are so very cute!!! I especially love the blue bird!

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  3. They are just the cutest little critters I have ever seen! I love them! Excellent job, maybe one day I'll have to give it a try.

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  4. Ack, I love the bluebird too!!!!! Sooo cute. He looks rather jaunty. And I love the use of your word parapluie-- how Parisian of you!!!

    BTW, I'm dense-- I think I omitted the "h" from your name in my last email to you. Duh. I always wanted to be Sara sans H because I felt everyone else was. :)

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  5. The bluebird told me he really wants to live at my house. It would only be fair to him to send him to me. ;)

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  6. Gorgeous! While I love the blue bird, that little bunny is adorable. :) So now I have to try a NEW craft. Oy. ;) Seriously, I've always wanted to try this!

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  7. look at you! i was trying to pick on to comment on. isn't going to happen. they are all beyond cute!

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  8. I noticed on your profile that you also love the Sneetches. I know that book backward, forward, inside out on beaches. Did I ever tell you that Mrs. McCave had twenty-three sons and she named them all Dave?

    I know that whole story by memory. When I taught high school, I recited it to the amazement of the whole class - when they were good - and they loved it!

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  9. PS. I ador your felted eggs, especially the yellow chick guy.

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  10. Very very cute Sarah! Especially that adorable little bluebird!

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  11. So cute! I have a friend at work who has been making adorable needle felted animals. She's trying to convince me to start making things, but I don't know if I need another hobby! I don't know though, after seeing all of your cute things...

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  12. i believe you when you say they're easy - but they don't look easy!
    nice work!

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  13. Oh I could eat that bluebird its so sweet!

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  14. They are just charming!!!

    I've got roving but no eggs except the plastic kind. Will those work as forms?? I'm brand new to needlefelting.

    Molly

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  15. Incredible thanks for sharing the great ideas. It's nice to have so many brillant crafty people around to motivate me.

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  16. Oh I love that little blue bird. Maybe I can get Chloe to make one !!! Clarice

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  17. These are all adorable! But, that bluebird...oh my gosh. I LOVE her! Way too cute.

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  18. That little blue bird is too precious!

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  19. yeah, those are awesome! happy Easter!!

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  20. So cute! Lovin' the chubby bluebird. Jenn Murphy's book comes out tomorrow. Thanks for breakin' it down in even simpler terms! I really think I'll be giving felting a try SOON. ;-)

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  21. so so fun - the bluebird stole my heart!

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  22. barbara4:23 PM

    Each picture was cuter than the one before it, and then I saw the bluebird with the umbrella - adorable!

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  23. Those are all so darn cute! I love them!

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  24. Adorable--the bluebird is my favorite!!

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  25. 24 people already said it, but that bluebird its the bomb! They are all adorable, of course.

    I'm off to Hobby Lobby to ask for Roving tomorrow. I hope somebody knows what it is.......

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  26. Your crafting mojo is coming back strong! The bunny and the bluebird are killing me!

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  27. Sooo cute! I gave needlefelting a try before easter (planning to make something cute..but I only came to the head....) Loooove the fat bunny and bluebird!!

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  28. Oh, these are cute as cake!

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  29. Yikes, soooo cute. I've been wanting to try needle felting for awhile. I think it's number 7 on my list of 52 things to try this year :).

    Gosh, you are so talented. Everything you do turns out sooo cute! I have barely time to keep my kids noses clean. I must be doing something wrong!

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  30. I love the bluebird! I also love the tulips on your banner. Can't wait for spring!!

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  31. I've been wanting to get into felting....like I need another craft to neglect. I'm in love with the bird though....they're all adorable!

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  32. My favorite is the fat little bunny with wool ears. He's sooooooo cute!!! Although, all of them a super cute. Great job!

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  33. Oh my Sarah! That little bluebird is so cute!!

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  34. You are so creative! That bird is to die for cute!!!

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  35. Stinken' CUTE!!!!

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  36. Oh Sarah I love the little bluebird. Will you make me one...I'll trade you something...

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  37. Goodness! That little bluebird is so stinking sweet!

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  38. So.incredibly.cute!! Hello spring!

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  39. Anonymous11:58 PM

    Just darling! I must find wool felting somewhere & try to make these...the bluebird is my fave.

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  40. Darling. Seriously darling.

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  41. Those are adorable. I've always suspected needlefelting could be fun and addictive... looks like it is.

    Cute, cute. :)

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  42. Oh love those! That bluebird is my favorite! :)

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