Easter is Coming Cloche
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
I found these cloches on sale at a gift shop recently. These are vintage Easter postcards I made copies of and then stitched around them with metallic thread. I took a part of the card I cropped off to make the little folded stand for them.
I've seen recently where someone made vintage cloches from old light globes and old knobs--really neat. As soon as I make one; I'll share it and the site.
Poor little chick is out of focus.
I made these eggs from a pattern I found on Whip Up . The pattern was contributed by Retro Mama. If you like any kind of crafting you need to check out Whip Up--there is some talent out there. I've only skimmed a few posts, and need to go back.
The fabric for these eggs came from one of my sweetest garage sale finds. It was a big bag--I mean BIG bag of vintage scraps of fabric for $1. I've been using the scraps for little scrappy projects and with how slow I am at getting to get projects done, this bag is going to keep me happy for a loooong time. There were even pieces of dresden plate quilt patterns and sunbonnet sue patterns in it. Not reproduction fabrics either--these were the real thing!
More cloches usually sitting empty waiting for me to fill-- I love my Easter nests. Thanks Retro Mama!!
BTW-the eggs are somewhat easy to make but you really need to be exact in sewing them. With scraps, like I used, you don't really know where the bias of the fabric is and some of mine wanted to distort. Ahem--they aren't so perfect. Oh, well!