Japanese Inspired Temari Easter Eggs #3

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Yup! My Temari inspired Easter Eggs are already hanging on my Easter Tree!

This is part three of a three part series. You will fine the others here and here.

Again, don't be put off by the size of this tutorial.  I just wanted to be certain that all the information you need is here for you. No need to be afraid!  This is very EASY to do.

Creating Striped Japanese Inspired Easter Eggs

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This is the second in a series of three posts featuring Japanese inspired  Easter Eggs based upon beautiful and ancient Japanese Temari.

The first tutorial in the series is here and the third and last is here.

Had To Share These Beautiful Pysanky Inspired Gourds!

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Image by Meg at Mega Crafty

I am interrupting my regularly scheduled blog posting to bring you a beautiful treat!

Meg over at Mega Crafty just went live with this fantastic post featuring her Pysanky inspired gourds!

Go visit right now!

Not only will her images make your eyes happy, but she shares a link to a very funny story about her exploding Pysanky.

Japanese Inspired Thread Wrapped Easter Eggs

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Diane wrote a "guest" tutorial for making Japanese Inspired Ornaments during the very first holiday season on Gingerbread Snowflakes; and three years later, it still remains one of the top ten posts, so I thought I would share a few simple techniques for making similar Thread Wrapped Easter Eggs!

In my opinion, a beautiful way to combine and honor age old traditions from East and West.

Spring is Springing!

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Lovely, tiny signs of spring are popping up in the garden!

Wild violets we have been encouraging to become an extensive ground cover.

Looks to me as though the wild geranium and the wild violets are in a battle for garden domination!

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Very first little wild Oxallis unfurled it's first set of leaves.

We have had our wild oxallis for 15 years - it tagged along with a giant fern we dug and rescued from a clear cut!

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My sweetie had to point out these Astilbe shoots - they are virtually invisible in the pile of old stems and leaves.

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To celebrate Spring's arrival, I just completed my Forager Bag made from the e-booklet by the same name available on Stitch Village shop. I will be using this bag for a lot more than Foraging! This is the first bag I have owned for over 20 years!

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A little plea for help!

Lovely boucle - 98% acrylic and 2% poly. 140 gram ball. US8 or 5mm needles recommended. Also a hank of sari sill yarn. Found both at "Knittn' Kitten last fall.

I am thinking I would like to make a hat. The boucle for the body and crown and then add a narrow ruffle around the edge using the Sari silk.

I haven't been able to find a pattern. Can anyone help?

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