This project was a confluence of many things: (1) Sigmund's body, slightly modified, is egg shaped; (2) There is Easter stuff everywhere; (3) I saw the coolest alterna-holiday crafties
at Green Kitchen
The flame egg, the stink-eye egg, the skull egg, and the devil egg are the scary goth cousins to the cutesy Easter decorations that have overrun every store I go into. I went for evil-child-whimsy with the stitching.
Overall, I am pleased, but I have a couple of complaints. (1) The black orbs don't look egg-like. The pictures actually look pretty good, but in person, not so much. If I were to do it again, I would make the eggs in traditional pastels and then stitch the subversive designs on them. A kind of bait-and-switch. (2) The red thread I used for the devil blends right in and doesn't stand out enough. Again, in the picture it looks OK, but in person you can barely see the thread. (3) The red horns and pitchfork are spread out way too much, so you can't really see them all at once and it's unclear what I was going for. (4) If I didn't have a use for cute Easter eggs, what use do I have for evil Easter eggs? Sometimes I'm too clever for my own good.
I tried something new with this stuffie. I sewed a one inch wide washer (a flat round piece of metal with a hole in the center for a screw) to the inside of the bottom piece of felt. It works well for stability and for weight. I usually use plastic pellets for weight and stability, but for such a small shape plastic pellets really aren't enough unless you fill the whole thing with them.