I found a great free pattern for fabric Easter eggs on Retromama´s website. It is actually a perfect egg pattern - I can say this because I handsewed a few doing (unintentionally) a slightly different seam allowance and these didn´t turn out as well as when I followed the pattern exactly. Although chicken eggs come in all shapes and sizes anyway (which I didn´t truly appreciate until we got our own flock of chickens, each chicken of a different breed). Thanks for putting the free pattern up Retromama.
In some areas of Germany they hang painted eggs up on branches (Osterstrauss) by little ribbons at Easter. I´m not game to mix eggshells and a toddler just yet. So I´ll make a few more of these fabric eggs for Easter egg searches, and then do a few more with a ribbon loop at the top to hang up on our birch tree. In our family, the egg symbolism of Easter isn´t so much a spring thing, as thanking our chickens for all their hard egg-laying work over summer, as they start to go off the lay for winter.
Wonderful Jellyspec sewed the bag for me. Thank you Jellyspec!