Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Just Hatched!

Meet Chickie - the new member of my creative family!

I was getting a little frustrated with my Bohemian Bag, so I decided to take a little break. Those great gals at Sew, Mama, Sew! offered this mental vacation just at the right time. Yesterday evening, I started sewing up Chickie. I finished her up today and added a few touches of my own (notice her pink bows with the pearl centers?). I wanted to add some eyelashes, but I didn't have any black embroidery thread.

This is a great way to use up some scraps. For the comb and feet, I used some scraps from Lila Tueller's Soiree. Her body and wings are some fabrics I picked up to make the hostess aprons for Mitchell's school, and her beak is a scrap from Sandy Gervias's Celebrate Spring.

Mitchell named her Chickie, and we're debating whether she's a girl or a boy. I say Girl. I mean, hello - look at her! Mitchell keeps insisting that it's a boy.

Anyhoo, I think I'll use her as a pin cushion on my sewing table. She's so cheery and sort of matches my Chic Chick Boutique logo.

If you want to make your own spring chick, click here for the oh-so-easy instructions. Thanks Sew, Mama, Sew!


steenky bee said...

So. Adorable. I like the chick too. :)

I just tried to tell you welcome to twitter but twitter hates me today and won't let me direct message you via twitter. Sadly, I feel your pain about not going able to load your pic to your profile over there. They've been having an issue with this for months. I feel badly for poor Crystal, the technical support person on the issue. People are getting nasty and mean with her for not fixing the issue. So, for now, it seems we must have the brown defalt avatar!

Ashley said...

I had no idea you started an online business...very cool....