Last night I finished the first batch of Bunny Egg Cosies so I’ve just taken a quick photo for the blog. A real photo session will be needed but I’ll wait until I’ve made up some other new designs and the light is better.
It is pretty much as doodled last year in my sketch book (optimistically entitled ‘Easter’ I noted…I only made a fraction of the designs up as I ran out of time).
They have cute red herringbone brushed cotton linings to keep the eggs cosy and I even used my new scary maroon labels.
The labels have been inserted into the lining side seam, on the original Egg Cosies I stitched them flat into the back but it’s quite time consuming to do it neatly and get them straight.
They are a bit ‘Winter’ looking and not very ‘Spring’ like if you know what I mean. I am torn between a kind of fairytale-woodland-creature-deep-red and a more modern pale-linen-against-bright-cotton design style at the moment. It could be the snow that’s throwing me back into Winter colours (or the fact that it is, after all, Winter!) but I like to try and keep a ‘collection’ feel about my designs so need to get into a colour palette and stick to it. I am also running out of the beloved Lecien ‘My Folklore’ fabric used above for the ears, which I also use on the Cashmere Bears so need to go easy on that.
In the meantime I am waiting for M to return from the US (Hurrah! Thai take away, wine and a huge backlog of TV to watch tonight, Lost, House, Heros, Wallander…have I ever mentioned my addiction to US TV shows? Don’t think less of me ;)), he is also bringing back some fabric I ordered on Etsy which I am most excited about.
I am in the process of dying linen for the new mice in the machine. I used to love dying fabric when I was designing and making costumes, I could spend many a happy hour mixing colours but it’s not the same doing it in your own washing machine. The last lot I did was a dark navy and I swear, no matter how many cleaning washes I did the dye was there for weeks, seeping into my whites. I said then I wouldn’t do it again but I made a mistake buy a while ago of a large amount of natural Linen, I then made it worse by over washing it causing pilling. I’m hoping a dye session followed by some good ironing will make is useable, we’ll see I guess.
Right, best get the house into order before M gets home.