Friday, March 12, 2010

Chickens and Felting

Yesterday I made some simple curtains to go over the chicken's nesting boxes. One of the girls was eating an occasional egg and our hope is that if it is dark in the boxes that will no longer happen. The fabric came from our local thrift shop.
Throughout the day, I dyed some wool roving and wool yarn in matching spring pastel shades to begin wet felting Easter eggs with the children today. I will be following the steps from the tutorial here.

So, just a little of this and a little of that going on here as the snow melts a bit more each day, being replaced by mud. Spring is nearly upon us, even up here in the north country. With warm wishes, Tonya


  1. Oh I can't wait to see your results! Rowan and I are doing that in the next few days too!

  2. Oh such beautiful wool. Can't wait to see your eggs :) Happy weekend

  3. Tonya, We made Eastee eggs a couple of days ago...check out my blog for pictures...hopefully more to come...we are slow in making more.
    Hope you all are doing well!
    xo, Angie

  4. Love the curtains idea- our current chickens have not started to eat the eggs, but we have had that happen in the past.
    We wet felted eggs too a few days ago- have fun!

  5. Love that your chickens have cool curtains in their nest box! and that wool is gorgeous!

  6. that wool looks like a lot of fun to work with...looking forward to seeing your eggs! thanks for your kind words today.
    love and blessings~

  7. Pretty wool! And I love the curtain idea. We have the same problem. Guess who is getting a little "box treatment" tomorrow?? LOL Thanks for the idea!

  8. We have been getting rain...adding to our mud, but it is a sure sign that spring has sprung. I am excited to see warmer longer days. Can't wait to see your felted eggs.


  9. i don't understand how darkening
    the boxes will keep one from
    eating an egg.

    such a city girl, i guess.

  10. Dying wool--I've been wanting to try using coffee grinds for this, any suggestions?
    & we think we have an egg eater too, let us know if this remedy works out!