I know it’s corny – but how could I resist the pun?!!
Can you guess what my latest bag pattern is used for?? I scrambled around in my mind to come up with something
clucky quirky for Creating Country Threads’ “Down on the Farm” issue (Vol 13 no 1). You know - something useful and original - as I certainly don’t like to poach concepts! I even asked my imaginary friend, Benedict, if he had any ideas… but he was too busy sunbathing to help me hatch a plan… call him sunny side up if you will, some like to say he’s easy over, but he’s never floated my boat fried my chicken!
Yes, it’s a wee bag that holds two egg cartons very snugly so that you can skip on down to the chicken coop and collect those fresh eggs in style. The bag has been designed with a sturdy handle and magnetic clasp so that the eggs remain safe and secure inside. To personalise your egg cartons you may like to get some cute scrapbooking paper and print/stamp the names of your chooks on to it. Or do as I have done and colour photocopy one of the fabrics used in the project, then load that in to your printer, choose a nice font in your word-processing software; then print, cut and glue to the top of the cartons. I re-used old egg cartons, just removing the old shop-prepared labels before attaching the new ones.
I adore this fabric range (Cherish Nature by Deb Strain for Moda) and have wanted to use this particular print for so long but just didn’t know what for. This project was perfect for showcasing the fabric. (I purchased my fabric from Patchwork with Gail B in Melbourne. But you may come across some elsewhere if you do an internet search.)
Thank you so much for your support lovely people, as we say in England:
Okay, enough of the bad egg jokes!!! (Mr SUDs can’t quite believe that my jokes are worse than his!!!!!!)