Sunday, December 21, 2008

My Funny Chickens

My most recent, and probably last, project before Christmas has been my little chickens. They are actually pincushions; but I have been enjoying them just sitting around making me smile. My daughter has had them all lined up on the window sill in my sewing room, and they have really added a bright spot. I have grown kind of attached to them, but with Christmas drawing near, some of them will find themselves in a new home come Christmas morning.

I had a great time picking out all of the different kinds of fabric to use. I tried to choose patterns that would look very cheerful. After I had made a few of the larger sizes, I decided that they needed to have a little chick to go with them.

All of the other hens were in awe of the new little baby that was added to their little flock. You see, there has only been one so far, but maybe after Christmas a few more chicks will be hatched.


They even have funny little tails:



When I finished my first little hen, it just made me smile; and I immediately thought of my sister, Kass. She is always such a cheerful person, and always makes us smile. She is a very talented artist, and everything she paints or draws is very colorful, cheerful, and sometimes very whimsical. Whenever I see something that is very colorful and makes me laugh, I think of her. She has brought a lot of joy into our lives ..... thanks, Kass.





10 comments:

Sheila said...

Those are so cute! I can't quit smiling at them! Are they just made of various triangular pieces?

Cute and colorful:)

Monica said...

Hi Sheila -- The chickens are just made from two squares. They have been very easy to make. Glad that they brought you a smile.

Sheila said...

They did! Thanks again.

Pat said...

Monica...........thank you!!!!!!

Kass

Kass said...

Sorry--I was using Pat's spot---but I would just like to say again, Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kass

Kass said...

P.S. I love the chickens.

Kass

alison said...

I haven't been here in awhile. These are adorable! And very cheerful. Being a sewing novice, would it be difficult to make these? Thanks!

alison said...

Thanks for the link! It's so cute and I appreciate your offer for help if I get stuck. It's so easy for me to look at a sewing project and think it looks easy but find doing is another story! :)

the ungourmet said...

These are sooo darling! I collect chickens and I would love to have one of these! Do you sell them?

Monica said...

Yes, I do sell them. Just send me an e-mail (see my profile)and let me know how many you would like.