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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / The Continuing Chicken Saga on: November 06, 2015 05:12:57 AM
So the chicken making continues at my house and I finally got around to making a Polish Crested, Nika Poultrinski.  I have six of them in my real live chicken flock and they're just the best! Usually when I take the stuffed versions out for photos, the live versions don't want anything to do with them.  This time they seemed unfazed.  I wonder if that means I'm getting better at this.  Wink Here we can see my quality control officer giving me a few pointers...

and a couple more shots of chicken adventures...

2  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / There Had To Be a Rooster on: September 11, 2015 02:30:44 PM
Of course after all the chicken making, and then the chicks, the roosters couldn't be far behind! After a lot of finagling I finally made a pattern I was pretty happy with, (Sheesh!  How different could a rooster pattern be from a chicken pattern??)
  Anyway - here are a few.  The black and gray pairs went to a 4H project - I guess the bird flu has limited the participation of live chickens!! (True story.)

And these are the 4H chickens:

3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Dapper Skelly Boy on: August 19, 2015 11:40:46 AM
Racky was my partner in the Vintage Halloween Swap.  After looking through her magnificent Halloween pinterest board for waaaaay too long I decided to do something based on the work of the amazing Willian Bezek. 
  He's made of polymer clay with a shaped wooden block for his body.  I made him a little distressed shirt, jacket and shorts, although they're still quite a jaunty shade of turquoise.  Wink

And here he is in his (ahem) final resting place.  It's an old wooden cheese box with a little bench made out of another old box.

Fun swap!  Keep your eye out for the soon to be amazing gallery for this one!
4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Fluffy Chicken Nuggets on: August 06, 2015 09:21:39 AM
Well a good portion of my creative time lately has been dedicated to making zillions of House Chickens.  Wink  (And for someone who hates working with fur as much as I do, that's quite a feat!)
  Anyway, just to make things interesting Ive added chicks...just yellow for now but I'm experimenting with some other colors too. Pretty simple but kinda cute sprinkled in with all the hens.  Smiley

5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Yup That's Me! on: June 02, 2015 11:06:54 AM
I have a couple of big shows coming up in the next few months so I decided to make a banner for my booth.  I'd like to say it was a stash buster, because I DID use fabric from my stash, but it barely made a dent. Smiley  Oh well, it was fun to make and I'm pretty happy with the out come.

6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Gathering Aprons on: May 21, 2015 11:19:38 AM
Is this clothing?  Seems like everything I make doesn't quite fit into any topic.  Wink
  Anyway, I made one of these for myself last year, then another for someone else and this year I've made a few changes to create, (ta ta ta taaaah!) the perfect gathering apron.
  They're long so you can get down on the ground and dig in the dirt without getting your pants dirty, or without grinding dirt into your knees if you're wearing shorts.  Wink  They have deep envelope pockets for gathering eggs (if you have chickens) or just for keeping a little spade, or some herbs, or some seed packets, or whatever!  The tie threads through some buttonholes at the bottom to gather up the apron so you can carry all of those vegetables you're going to be picking from your garden (I'm saying this as a positive thought since last year my garden was kind of a bust.)
  Anyway, here are two, a third is in the works. I need to get someone to take an action shot but at the moment it's just me, so use your imagination.  Wink

7  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Muno's Family on: April 10, 2015 10:04:18 AM
So, I had a guy order a Gooble ( that's the sad white guy) from the show Yo Gabba Gabba, and he said he wanted as much of Muno's family as I could make.  Well, I made Gooble ( wonder why kids love him) but when I made one of the Muno family I think he was scared away by how much they'd all cost.  ( I'm pretty sure he thought I'd hand make the whole bunch for ten bucks.  HA!)
  Anyway, I decided I'd go ahead and make them all anyway since there was a lull in my schedule.  It was fun watching them come to life.  Wink. Oh and they're about 9" tall and made of fleece and a little bit of felt.  Smiley

8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / The Crow Bros on: April 09, 2015 02:01:51 PM
I've been making tons of chickens lately and when I ran across this super soft black fur I decided I needed to make a crow.  I'm a huge fan of crows and ravens, and the idea has always been floating around in my head, so I finally devised a plan.  Wink. Meet Harley and Dexter, the crow bros.

And YES,  they do have eyes!  Wink
9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / The Northern Ghost Bat..of course on: March 17, 2015 11:04:09 AM
I made this little guy for Ludi in the Be Awesome Redux swap (after some pinterest stalking)
 His little body is stuffed, head is polymer clay and the wings are fabric over a wire armature. He traveled in a little "museum box" aka a converted cigar box.
and finally in his little box with his ID tag.  Smiley

It took a while to figure him out, I got a great lesson in bat anatomy and have a pile of reject wings to prove it!  Smiley
10  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Heeeeeeere chick chick chick! on: February 14, 2015 06:35:19 PM
I love me some chickens, so decided to make my own pattern.  I have one more color of chicken fur to go.  The black and white is my favorite but really tough to sew.  The white is the cuddliest but I need a lung transplant after working with that material! Has anyone else worked with that curly fur?  Yikes!!
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