We are doing a candy free Easter in our house. For a couple of reasons: 1. a 17 month old does not need tons of sugar, and 2. Anne isn’t allowed to have chocolate yet per doctors orders due to allergy concerns (I’m allergic) so that pretty much rules out all the best Easter candy anyways other than peeps.
As an alternative I am making her some fun Easter presents for her to play with, one of which is her very own garden of flowers.
I let Anne play with her flowers the other day to see how she liked them and they were a big hit!
What you need:
- Pattern pieces – get them here
- Felt scraps in two coordinating colors
- Scraps of fusible web
- Pressing Cloth
- Stabilizer (I went super cheap and used a scrap of paper from an old pattern)
- Colored thread to match fabric scraps – I only matched the piece I appliqued on
Step one: Cut out your pieces – two each of the flower and the center piece
Step two: Iron your fusible to the center pieces then fuse your pieces together – make sure you use a lower heat setting because the felt will melt! – Hint – this is where you need your pressing cloth!!!
|There isn’t much difference between this picture and the last – that is a good thing 🙂|
Step three: Using your pretty colored thread and a zigzag or satin stitch – machine applique the center piece. I used a piece of paper on the back as a stabilizer and ripped it off after wards – these probably will not get washed so I’m not concerned with the left behind paper.
Step four: Skip if you are using the CurveMaster Foot like I did – pin pin pin. Pin the two flower pieces right sides together
Step five: Sew pieces together using a 1/4 seam – I left a whole the size of one petal so that I could turn my flower and stuff it
Step six: Turn, stuff and hand sew shut.
|Stuffed and sewn shut|
You are now well on your way to creating your own felt Easter Garden 🙂
I hope your young one enjoys their garden as much as Anne enjoys hers!
|I love that face 🙂|