Friday, February 11, 2011

One of these things is not like the other.....

oh, one of these guys just isn't the same. Do you see her? Upper left hand corner...



there - what's that chicken, that polka dot chicken doing hanging out with these owls? hmmmmmm.... I need to investigate. Where did this all start? Well it began with the latest issue of the magazine International Quilt Festival - Quilt Scene. I was taken by the bright orange quilt on the cover and there down in the lower left hand corner were the cutest little owls. I'm sure you can guess where this lead...



first there was this guy. Love the purple and turquoise combination. And then...



there was this fellow. I wish I gotten a better shot of the Kaffee Fassett button fabric on his wings- but either way he's cute too. I had fun playing with the pattern and adding my own touches. I found some variegated Valdani perle cotton in my stash and I love how it worked for the eyes. Again, my crafty worlds combined and I used my Cuttleubg to die cut the felt for the eyes. And speaking of eyes, my older son looked at these little guys ( and after shaking his head and softly sighing and wondering how much it was going to cost to keep me in a "special" wing of the elder care facility in my future) suggested that they needed little wiggly, googly eyes. Yes they did! Of course I found a bag of them in my stash - it pays to buy things you just know you'll need someday! They were the perfect finishing touch! After sewing up these guys I went to bed and that's when it hit me..... I could make a CHICKEN and not just any chicken a POLKA DOT CHICKEN!!! I was so excited I almost peed my pants (lets not discuss incontinence today, okay?) Anyway here's what I came up with...



Isn't she the cutest little polka dot chicken? Now felt does not come in polka dots, imagine that? So I made my own polka dot felt using my rubber stamps --again a sublime combination of crafty worlds. I had to move on to other projects this week so I haven't gotten back to these guys but I know I'm going to make more of both the owls and the chickens. They're just too stinking cute!

Happy stitching!
carol fun

13 comments:

  1. She is definitely sweet. And love the owls too. You're right - they're all so stinking cute!! You know some of our best ideas come at the end of the night when we're in bed. Can't wait to see more.

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  2. Wow , all cute . Love them all . x

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  3. Love them all! What a colorful looking lot!

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  4. Those are so cute! I especially like that chicken. She is adorable!

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  5. Love the owls and the polka dot chicken too - how fun!

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  6. You are too much--owls and polka dot chickens--
    I must say the dotted chicken does steal my heart first though!!!!
    Have fun--hugs, Di

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  7. Oh my! These are just cuter than cute!

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  8. I'm a big chicken lover..which means that I just loved discovering your blog on my quilting journeys today! Too cute :)

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  9. I love the polka dot chicken. How clever are you!

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  10. They are all so cute even Miss Chicken and you are so creative making your own spot felt. Great job.

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