felted easter eggs

rooster legs

Friday morning dawned grey and quiet.  Just as it should be.  Family consensus … a day spent together, crafting, listening, watching, sharing.

Me?  I made Easter Eggs.  The non-edible variety.  Inspired by the terribly sweet, cheerfully coloured and decorated candy eggs that were popular when I was little.  The ones that broke your teeth.  And rotted your surviving teeth as you ate it.  Oh they were good :-)

finishing the sheep

I started with a mandala/Ukranian decorative design.  But then, spying “Petook: An Easter Story” which I’d taken down from the shelf to re-read, I decided the rest of my felt eggs would tell a more traditional tale.

I needle felted the trees of Calvary, a wee lamb of God, a radiant sunrise, and a Rooster … joyfully singing at the miracle that is the arrival of each new day, and the beauty and wonder of life that comes with it.

thread

The last step of each egg … adding the crocheted trim (like the piped iced edges of the candy eggs) was by far the trickiest and most time consuming.  But all were finished and ready for the Easter table.

And in a week’s time, they will be carefully packed into the Easter box, awaiting their turn to shine again next year.  That’s one of the things I love about the handmade loveliness we create and keep for our special festivals.  Each year, we pull them out and there they are, filled up with the love and effort of previous years.  Reminding us of the richness and comfort of family life as it journeys with the sun, round and round and round.

all together

ukrainian style

trees

sheep

sunrise

rooster and chick

on the easter table

If Easter is a feast you keep, in whatever form, I hope it was filled with family, love and happiness :-)

8 thoughts on “felted easter eggs

  1. Oh Lily these are STUNNING! You so need to open an etsy shop. I adore the rooster and his rainbow feathers, they are all so beautiful. Happy easter my friend!

  2. Love these eggs. I’ve not done needle felting but have a friend who does. I think I’m going to ask for a ‘private lesson’ so I make someof these. Now WHO am I going to find to crochet the edge? Hmmmmm…..

  3. Oh! Lily your Easter Table looks so inviting. HE would be smiling down with such joy as you celebrate. The eggs are really sweet and will carry lovely memories over the years, I am sure.
    Blessings
    Gail

  4. Lily, why oh why have you not written a seasonal craft book yet? It would have to be at the top of the nonfiction lists in its first week!

  5. Hi Lily
    What a gorgeous Easter table!! Beautiful. And I absolutely adore your needle felted eggs, you clever thing you!! x

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