Turns out, they were just about to have a class to make these chicken pincushions, so I signed up. Fun!
The stitching was simple -- stitch around two sides, pull up the corners and sew the long side together, leaving space to fill with stuffing (no! not that kind of stuffing!). The beak, comb and tail are just sewn in as you do the seams.
I really want to make a bunch of these in different sizes and fill baskets with them to give to the family. Next time I'll use bigger beads (or buttons) for the eyes. This girl looks a little sneaky.
Here are just some of the chickens that we have in our house:
|A glass paperweight, a guess...|
|A twofer on my kitchen desk|
|A pretty bowl in happy sunshine colors|
|My grandson, Diego, at 6 weeks old, in his first Halloween costume. (Just checking if you were paying attention).|
|A tea cozy that I brought back from England in 1983|
|One of many towels|