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Thursday, 13 March 2014

'Feathers' Craft Challenge

Win £25 to spend at Cuddly Buddly!

Cuddly Buddly have just announced their new monthly Craft Challenge and the first theme is 'Feathers'. Everyone is invited to take part and at the end of the month, on Monday 14th April, a winner will be chosen to receive a £25 gift certificate to be spent in the shop on any of their 12,000+ products!  For the full rules and details pop along to Cuddly Buddly Blog.

I was delighted when Kim told me the theme as I knew my egg cosies would fit the bill perfectly.  I used a gorgeous free digital stamp from Cuddly Buddly for the applique, a rooster with stunning tail feathers!

These egg cosies not only look great, they're also easy to make which is just as well as I need over thirty of them as place markers for the dinner table on Easter Sunday!  I'm adding the recipient's initial to each cosy for that added personal touch and letters are also a good first shape to try if you're new to applique.  

I have written a full tutorial for Cuddly Buddly which you can find here and it includes a free printable pattern, so you can get started on your own cosies straight away!  


  1. Thanks for sharing... I'm definitely going to enter this!

  2. These are lovely I might just have to try them myself!

  3. Hi Josie, Thanks for sharing! You are so talented!

  4. I have just seen a lovely comment from you on my blog so I thought I would pop over Josie. Aren't these absolutely gorgeous, I really do love them. They are so professionally finished with their binding and loop in the same colours. I really am well impressed with them all!!!

    Big hugs and I will catch up with you again.

    Sue Pxxx

  5. Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog -your visit is much appreciated,great egg cosies and beautiful embroidered chicken images -we had three chickens until recently,they now have a new home in Howes with 7 more friends lol
    carol x

  6. Do love these. I'll be getting my sewing machine out and have a go. Just perfect for Easter morning. Thanks also for all the instructions and helpful photos. They are very much appreciated. Sheila xx

  7. 30 Wow you have been busy. These are so cute I love them! I hope you are not cooking for all 30!!