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I love to learn new things, especially in the maker world.Yesterday when I arrived at my oldest daughter’s house she told me I should make some felted Easter eggs while my grand-daughter was sleeping. Maybe…

Shortly after my daughter left for work I “had” to try it. Lucy was still asleep, I thought I had some time to kill.

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I should have taken pictures along the way, but it was a wet felting method, so needless to say, my hands were a bit messy.

I should back up a little bit- last week we all went to a wonderful fiber shop in Portland Maine called, Port Fiber. Look her up at port fiber.com or visit her ETSY shop at Portfiber.  It is a BEAUTIFUL little shop  and it was nearly impossible to not touch everything there! Some spinners were just coming in with their wheels and settling in for a morning of spinning together- the colors surrounding the walls were magnificent! ooh, I wished I could stay and play- but back to the business at hand. We let the 2.5 yr old choose the colors of roving to make the eggs.

We went home with a bright blue, kelly green , a mottled orange, mottled pink and mottled green. She also sells Peace Fleece (yarn )in teeny tiny skeins, so we got 2 skeins of that for wrapping. This yarn is available in larger skeins if you want- it is beautiful.

This is the result of my attempt- I think that I may try to needle felt the yarn so that it blends in more with the roving, but if I don’t get to that, they are fun as they are.

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My daughter and son in law tried making some before the “great egg making day with under 3’s” and decided that it would be too hard for them to do- probably a good choice- maybe next year…they tend to be very ambitious with their hopes and dreams.

Later in the afternoon, while nap #2 happened I finally finished putting the binding tape on this rug. I still need to go back and fix a little place on one of the dogs, then I will be finished with this. It was an experiment, a learning experience and I know that I would do most of it differently if I do this again, but for now this rug “is what it is” and that is going to have to be fine.

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Have a happy day- until next time , my best to you.

I reside and work in Bethel, Maine.

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