Feb 10, 2008

Say Chicken!

I just completed a custom order for one of my awesome customers. When she asked for a sock chicken, I was a bit worried... I've made monkeys, frogs, zebras, elephants, turtles, cats, and dogs, but never a chicken! It all started out with a little sketch (I do realize that I can't draw...) and after much trial and error, 4 wings, 4 feet, and 2 beaks, I am finally done with it and am SO HAPPY with how it turned out. Sock Chicken actually looks like a chicken, woohoo! This might be the world's first ever sock chicken, but I know for sure it won't be the last! I really enjoy a challenge. Making things out of socks and felt just makes me happy. I love experimenting, designing patterns, and figuring out how to put things together.

I have little bits of socks, felt, and embroidery thread from this project all over my kitchen floor. It was all in a pile under the sewing machine, but K thinks it's a riot to run through the pile like a football player runs through the huge paper banner held up by 10 cheerleaders... he makes as big of mess as possible and is so proud of himself when he sees the mass destruction behind him! Doesn't help that my kitchen is carpeted. So I'm off to vacuum and then package Mr. Chicken up so I can send him to his new home tomorrow!


Raven said...

Sooo very cute...!


futuregirl said...

It's perfect! :) Great job.

In My Head Studios said...

bok bok!

jimaiemarie said...

that is ADORABLE!!!

S'mee said...

I have to comment on this even though I am pretty sure you'll never see it. I am SO excited to see this! When I was a sophomore in hs (1973-74)I was very sick and had to miss out on the last half of the year. I was homeschooled via a district teacher, who made me sew a "project". I decide to make a sock chicken! (I used rainbow coloured socks.) Seriously, I have NEVER, in over 30-some years seen another sock chicken! Whoo hoo for the sock chicken comeback!

Well Done!

carry on.