It's going to be Easter soon !! Since I am Hindu and we don't celebrate Easter, I had to do a bit of reading up about the festival and what the significance is. Keeping in line with Patty's request to do an Easter themed craft post, I set about thinking of the ideas I could recreate the best with what I had lying around the house. I had a lot of yellow foam left behind with me post the Spongebob project!! The best way to use it would be either to make a chick or a duck. I went with the latter and here are snippets from my crafting :):):)
I thoroughly enjoyed making it - I would rate it as medium on the difficulty level because stitching up foam is not easy, and that too with blanket stitches. This took up almost an hour and a half [or maybe it's because I took a few breaks to hang around my attention-seeker of a son :P]
I drew a duck pattern on a doubled up sheet of foam and then cut it out so that we'd have the front and the back of the bird all ready.
Here's how it looks like when I separated the two pieces.
I then proceeded to do a blanket stitch on the edges of the duck to complete it. You can google if you don't know what a blanket stitch is all about [I've also left a link here which was on a site I found on]. We learned it in Home Science class, and since then it's my most favourite stitch to use when I'm mending a tear.
And here is a pic of the stitch, not very neat but good enough for a home craft project :D or so I guess. When you go around with the stitch, make sure you leave a fair bit of space so that you can invert the pattern inside duck before you stuff it.
Before stitching it up, don't forget to add the eye - here I've used a button which added to the cute-factor ;-) This was taken before I stuffed the duck, and that's why it's lying flat.
I had some old faded baby socks lying around which I used to stuff the duck.
And it's done !!! Doesn't she look adorable? I loved it and so did my son Samarth !! I had originally intended it to be just a piece of decor but now I think I'll let him play with it if he wants coz he just loves it! :)