I know we're supposed to talk about doorways but I can't resist taking a slightly different path....
Knock, knockWho's there?
Some bunny who?
Some bunny is messing with my Easter egg pattern!
We have probably all experienced the agony of working on a pattern that didn’t quite turn out like the finished version in the pattern photo. I tend to assume it’s my fault – that I didn’t read the instructions properly or used a wrong bead size or just made a mistake. And usually that’s the case.
Such was my experience this week when I started making my Easter eggs. I was SO excited to see the “Egg-stravagance” pattern by Julia Gerlach in the recent supplement to BeadAndButton. Just take a look at these amazing eggs.
I fell in love at first sight! Since I have several friends with birthdays around Easter, I thought these would be the perfect gifts and I rushed out to buy the supplies. I bought everything as ordered – even down to the wooden eggs from Rabbit Hollow Creations.
I got all set to make my first egg and they do take a bit of time. First you have to paint your eggs like so.
The pattern is made in components like this and each one takes 12 components.
I was so excited when I got to the stage of fitting all the components together and closing the top and bottom – only to find that the bottom was way too loose.
Arghhhhh #### @@@@ !!!!
I read, re-read and re-read the pattern. Did I use the right size of egg? Check. Did I use the right size of beads? Check. Did I follow the instructions? Check. I put the whole mess away and sulked for the rest of the night. The next day, I decided to re-visit the scene of the crime, tore out the bottom and experimented with different size beads until it fit snugly. Aha – I outsmarted the pattern menace!
Here is my first creation. Now I can hardly wait to finish the three others.
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