Sunday, March 15, 2015

felt easter chicks

Hello!  Hope you're all enjoying the weekend.  I spent most of today cleaning and cooking and there is still more to cook and clean! 

I finally got around to taking some photos of the Easter chicks I made for my youngest one's class.  I've been wanting to sew up something cute using felt and was lingering on Pinterest one day and came across this site.  Such cute creations but I obviously don't have anything as fancy as that machine!  I love the clear tummy idea so I thought about how I could make something similar with the materials and tools I had.

I got my largest oval Spellbinders die to cut out the chick's body and a smaller circle die for the tummy.  The chick's feathers, beak and wings were cut out using Taylored Expressions chick dies.  Then I wondered what I could use for the clear part of his tummy and I didn't want to buy anything extra like clear vinyl.  So I used my clear contact paper.  I just folded a piece large enough with the sticky sides together and sewed that over the space in his tummy.  Then I added on some wiggly eyes.

Here is the back.  I made a little over lap but didn't sew the ends of the top half completely so reaching in to grab the treats would be easier.

Here is a the whole bunch of them.  Twenty one in total.  A couple extra for the teacher's boys too.

We added some Smarties candies into the chick, some grass and a cute tag (Mama Elephant bunny, Lawn Fawn sentiment and tag die). 

A bunch of them all bagged up and ready to be passed out in a few more weeks.

I'm still working on a couple more Easter things so I'll share those when they're done.  Thanks so much for stopping by!


6 comments:

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Aye, how CUTE is THAT??? You are on a roll and ahead of the game having finished these weeks before Easter. Can't wait to see your other Easter projects.

Denice said...

OMG, these are just adorable and oh-so creative! You're the mom every kid wants to have because you4 gift giving is always so much fun! (I wish my machine would cut felt like yours does...I'm going to have to keep trying.)

Rachel Parys said...

You are killing me with all of these fantastic projects!! lol! I feel so lazy! These are totally adorable, the kids will love them!

Leanne said...

oh these are super cute Eva!! Love how you incorporated the different elements of felt and the clear contact paper. lol about those googly eyes. I bet the kids are going to be so excited to get these. great share!

Lynn said...

You are an A+ MOM! Your felt chick treat bags are egg-cellent! I wish I could go back in time and make some for my kids' classmates.

Cheryl said...

Awww, so cute! What a great treat holder! Who knew contact paper could be so handy and multipurpose too?!