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    Easter Egg - Come Back

    When I saw these Easter eggs recently, I remembered them from years ago, and decided to give it a try. But, I had to try it in a more modern way. I decided to start with a batik. Then I just used whatever I had handy. I wouldn't want to make too many, but it was fun.
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    Wow! Lovely work.
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    Very nice egg.
    Have a nice day and a safe one too!

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    Very pretty! Where did you learn how to make it? Is it a styrofoam core?

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    Lovely, but those are time consuming...did ONE once!

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    wow, that is pretty!
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    ​Cute egg!

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    Very pretty!!!

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    Very well done. It couldn't have been easy matching all those seams. At least these can be used over and over again and not made into egg salad!
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    I never thought about Easter eggs, I made several Christmas ornaments one year. Thanks for the idea.

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    came out beautifully
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    Quote Originally Posted by kathdavis View Post
    When I saw these Easter eggs recently, I remembered them from years ago, and decided to give it a try. But, I had to try it in a more modern way. I decided to start with a batik. Then I just used whatever I had handy. I wouldn't want to make too many, but it was fun.
    I like how yours appears to have a Cross at the top. Did you use a pattern? Inquiring minds would like to know.

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    Very cute and creative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustAbitCrazy View Post
    Very pretty! Where did you learn how to make it? Is it a styrofoam core?
    Yes, it is a styrofoam core egg, which are not as cheap as the styrofoam balls. This size egg cost over $4.50 at JoAnn's. I learned how to do this by watching the YouTube video below on making round Christmas balls and just adjusted to make eggs.

    https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;...pfocus11_re_cr

    There is a book out there by The Ornament Girl you can order at the site below for $10 that has patterns for eggs.
    http://theornamentgirl.com/blog/bein...c-egg-pattern/

    Mine is far from perfect but it is done. They are a little time consuming and require a lot of pins, 4 per triangle, but it was fun.
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    Wow, $4.50 for just the styrofoam? That is horrible. I made a bunch many years ago, need to look for them. We made an Easter Egg tree with those at the base because they were too heavy to hang. But the easter fabrics made them so pretty.

    The year making the folded quilt Christmas ball was so popular we were buying the balls for 6 of $3.00 at a local floral supply store and the pins were $7.50 a pound at a local upholstery fabric outlet. I made them for family, friends, and co-workers. Not sure but I know I did 50 for co-workers, I still have 12 and fairly sure there were 24 for more for family and friends. Before I stopped, the place I bought the pins raised their price threefold. Since it was before the days of the internet I had to wait for a sale at House of Fabrics.

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    You did a beautiful job on the egg. thanks for sharing.
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    Wow...really pretty...don't think I have the patience for that!!

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    Wow! Beautiful work. Thank you for sharing.

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    Cute! looks like a labor of love

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    Adorable! Looks like a good size one too
    take plenty of pic of family & friends, keep tabs on loved ones but make time for yourself !

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    Quote Originally Posted by nwm50 View Post
    Adorable! Looks like a good size one too
    They come out looking a little bigger than the form with the layers of folded fabric.
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