Sunday, 12 June 2011

Chicken Army

This week is the week leading to a summer fair in Wrexham I'm going to participate in. For the past few days I've been sewing nothing else but these: Cheeky Chickens - funky beanbag poultry, embroidered by hand and machine, with all sorts of buttons, felt, beads and crochet flowers. I thought some chicks in bold sunny colours could bring some positive vibes into people's kitchens. I have a kinda feeling they may be a popular buy at the fair :)
I wanted to take my chicks outside to photograph them in the grass with some nature in the background but the weather sucks really bad today so we had a bit of a photo session on the window sill with the rain droplets on the glass :) Maybe later on, during the week I'll manage to get a sunny photo of my poultry :)




and some chicken features:

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36 comments:

  1. I love the chickens, only thing is when I made mine got rice everywhere and I mean everywhere, lol kept finding it for weeks

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  2. They are fab, very bright and cheerful! Good luck for the fair and thanks for taking part in Handmade Monday x

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  3. These are great!! Put a smile on my face anyway! I love the bold bright colours.

    Jo

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  4. I love your army of chickens, I'm sure they'll do well.

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  5. Your chickens are so cute. I am signing up to follow your blog. Thanks for visiting me at
    http://carrollcraftycreations.blogspot.com/2011/06/googley-basketball-eyed-owl.html

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  6. these are adorable! And you've got quite a flock built! :D

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  7. Lovely bright colours. I had the same problem with the weather. Wanted to take my birdhouse hanging in the tree but as it is only paper didn't wnat to chance it!! Hugs Mrs A.

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  8. I can just imagine how fun your stall is going to look with the chicken army all lined up!

    Good luck with the fair - can't wait to hear how you get on (and hopefully see a piccy of your stall?!?)

    Ali x

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  9. What great chickens - love the way they are looking longingly out of the window, just wanting to get out into the garden for a good scratch around in the sunshine!! They will be a hit at the Fair I reckon...Nancy

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  10. Love the brightly coloured chickens, I had the same problem as Carolee Crafts when I first tried 'bean bag' gifts.
    They will do really well at your fair I'm sure.

    Jan x

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  11. These are brilliant - love 'em! Great funky colours. Hope you sell a whole flock.
    Jo x

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  12. How cool are they? And an army of them! Must have taken forever to get them finished. They are super cool.

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  13. The chickens are really cool, I love 'em!
    Good luck with the fair, I bet you sell out!

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  14. I agree with all the lovely comments your chickens look fantastic good luck with your fayre I am sure they will sell like hot cakes xxxxxxxxx

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  15. Very cute. Love the colours and choice of fabrics x

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  16. A lovely combo of colours! I'm sure you will do really well!

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  17. Love your bright little army of chucks... can see them flying off the stall!

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  18. These are sooo much fun - love them

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  19. These are adorable! They look so cute all together.

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  20. I really love the chickens, a lot more seeing the photos than I would have if someone just said, oh, I'm making chickens! haha They're very cute. And I actually LOVE the photo of the bunch of them with the rainy window in the back. Very artsy. Seriously. Of course, artsy photos is what I do. You should do a series of chickens in various places... :)

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  21. Your chickens are gorgeous, I'm sure they will fly off your stall at the fair.

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  22. I just love these chucks! Each one has real personality - I'd spend ages choosing one. Hope you do well at the fair. I see it was raining - no wonder they didn't want to go out!

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  23. The chickens seemed to all be talking at once! Great fun, sure to attract lots of attention.

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  24. Wondering how your craft show went? I have one on Monday and am hoping to do good with the owls.

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  25. How can someone get a pattern...are you willing to share?? We have a women's ministry and the new beginners are called baby chicks...would love to make a few for them...Let me know <3

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  26. I would love the pattern also. I know it looks simple enough, but a pattern would help me tremendously!

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    1. the tutorial is here:
      http://www.pompomemporium.com/content/chick-chick-chick-chick

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  27. Wow, they look gorgeous!! Another pattern hunter here too, would be great to have one.

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    1. Hi, I havent got any pattern as such, I just used this tutorial:
      http://jolcinepasje.blogspot.com/2011/04/moze-ktos-jeszcze-zdazy-uszyc-kury.html

      or this one:

      http://www.pompomemporium.com/content/chick-chick-chick-chick

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  28. Too cute! What are you charging for them? I'm certain they will sell like hot cakes! Good luck!

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  29. Nossa lindos trabalhos, amei tudo.

    Virei tua seguidora.

    Beijos
    http://artescompaixao.blogspot.com.br/

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  30. Hi. In my metric conversion the fabric is cut at about 4.33 x7.78. What size do these little cuties end up being? Thank you, Debra

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    1. After sewing up mine are about 9-10 cm tall and wide. I cut a rectangle that measures 22cm wide (2x 11 cm) and 11 cm in height allowing 1 cm excess to sew up.

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  31. What size are these? How tall are they? They look so tiny and cute. About an inch tall.

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    1. no, they are about 9-1o cm tall
      an inch would be too small and too fiddly to sew and fill up with beans

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  32. i love your chicken army!!

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