Thursday, September 25, 2008

A Coop full of Crafty Chickens

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

chickens


My chicken coop may be empty but I keep a few chickens in my house. My mom and grandma made a brood and were kind enough to share a few with me.


pin cushion


Don’t run away scared, this hen isn’t from Hellraiser, she’s just a comfy place to stab your straight pins. They’re made from two quilt blocks, sewn together in a creative way and stuffed, with little triangle tails, felt beaks & combs, and bead eyes.


pin cushion


She'll hold a lot of pins and I use their little tails for safety pins.  And I always think of my mom and grandma when I see my little hens.

27 comments:

  1. Oh wow, those are so visually and functionally NEAT! Tell me they sell them on Etsy, the could make a mint!!

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  2. great looking crafty chickens - I like this kind nice and clean - nothing to clean up after

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  3. That's the CUTEST pair of pin cushions I've ever seen!!!!

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  4. I love the Hellraiser chilcken!

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  5. How cute are those! A fun change for a pin cushion!

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  6. Oh, those are the cutest little hens! Do they sell them? I'd buy one for sure!

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  7. Oh, I've seen those before and have wanted to try to make one. Are they easy? They're so cute. Any chance you want to share the pattern? :)

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  8. Very cool! Those are really neat. I've never seen a hen for a pin cushion before, but I like it!

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  9. Tiaras & TantrumsSeptember 25, 2008 at 5:44 PM

    That is some FINE stitching there!!

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  10. Man, didn't know people still made cool stuff like that. Those are way awesome!

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  11. Love the adorable chickens - what a cute idea!

    Oh - and the shots of you and the little Mr. are adorable - espeically with the hose.

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  12. Well, your mom and your grandma sure are talented! These are just the cutest little chickens!! I'm lucky if I can sew on a button!

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  13. OMG, those are adorable! I'm going to have to share this idea with my mom for her craft sale! Genius!

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  14. Oh! How cute are they! I love them!

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  15. Super cute! My Nana has pigs that do the same thing. My son loves sitting there taking the pins out and putting them back in lol.

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  16. dear lisa,
    i found your blog through our tired mama. i read back through old posts, about your cancer, about your grandson's bad teeth, my grandson had the identical problem, ended up with caps, done while he was under at the age of 2 and i a bit. i write a blog with my sister who lives in another city. i will be a regular visitor, i liked what i read and saw. be well.
    margie

    margie

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  17. Those are so neat!! I love pin cusions. Especially ones that are above and beyond the good old red "tomato" ones.

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  18. OOHh how cute!! my kitchen is hens!! And thatnks for the sweet thank you card!!! it would be cool to meet up one day!!

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  19. anglophilefootballfanatic.comSeptember 26, 2008 at 10:07 AM

    That thing is great. I've never seen a chicken pin cushion.

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  20. Those pincushins are adorable. But I've got to say, I was a little freaked out when I saw the second photo. I thought you were posting about some weird poultry voodoo that I really didn't want to know about! Happy PhotoStory Friday.

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  21. When I see aprons or those woven pot holders I think of my grandmother! Thanks for the photo story.

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  22. What wonderfully inventive (and practical) pin cushions. Reminds me of my mom who sewed all our clothes when we were little.
    Hugs and blessings,

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  23. Those are cuter than a button and so is that Twister of yours.

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