I realized that I never posted the fabric eggs I made for Easter this year. I despise the plastic eggs, not just because they're usually filled with candy, but mostly because my child freaks out if I try to throw the actual eggs away, empty or not. So I end up with plastic egg halves scattered all over my house for months, as I gradually sneak them into the trash. Bleh.
Last year, I saw a couple different tutorials for making fabric eggs, one with a secret pocket and one without, and bookmarked them, thinking I'd give it a whirl. Of course, being the procrastinator that I am, I never got around to it. But this year, I remembered to look the tutes over again a few days before Easter. Hey, that's progress for me!
These were surprisingly easy and fast to make. I spent one evening digging through my scrap bag and cutting out as many pieces as possible, and then about an hour or so zipping them through my sewing machine. The only really tedious part was hand-stitching the holes closed, but again, it was accomplished in just an hour or so in front of the TV, the night before.
The secret pocket eggs were neat, but while they're larger in overall size, the pocket didn't hold more than a jellybean or two. My child couldn't quite dig the jellybeans out and, in her frustration, started biting them out, which then led to a sticky old mess inside. Ew. Next time, we'll stick to the regular old pocketless eggs, which were smaller and more nicely egg-shaped.