I have made some unusual projects in my time, but I definitely think that these chickens take the cake – not only is it the fact that they are not your typical stuffed animal (I suspect that not many people make chickens for their kids), but they lay eggs! I personally think they turned out adorable and the fact that you push small plastic eggs from their tail section makes everyone giggle. Overall, this pattern was easy to sew up. There’s lots of applique and positioning of small pieces (like the crown, beak, etc.) and some ‘new to me’ procedures (i.e. creating an egg channel; since I typically make more clothes, bags, etc. that are pretty straighforward this was a bit different for me) I would say that an advanced beginner to an intermediate sewer (and beyond) could sew this up without difficulty.
The kid’s reaction? Well, as you can tell from the photo on the left (sorry it’s from my phone, so the quality is a bit fuzzy) Easton adores them. When he woke up from his nap I told him that I had a chicken waiting for him and he made chicken noises all the way to the basement. After hugging it (and making more chicken noises) I showed him the egg laying…… he loved it, but expected candy in the plastic eggs! Taylor loves hers too (and keeps reminding me that she told me the leopard fabric would look totally awesome with this pattern), but she didn’t get much time with it since Easton kept taking it away from her. I will admit that he chicken is ‘constipated’ since I somehow managed to twist up the egg channel in her version.
Now I’m totally thinking I need to make some pigs……

5 thoughts on “Chickens!

  1. bernadette

    They are pretty darn cute. The size of them, (especially next to Easton) makes them seem like they could be fun pillows.
    (Easton makes chicken noises? Now you have to add sound to your blog!)

  2. Jo

    They are so darned cute! I had no idea they would turn out so big but that’s half the fun. Love the fact that they lay eggs as well 🙂

  3. suzanne

    so darn cute! nice job :-)….I purchased this pattern as well…haven’t gotten around to sewing it up yet….you’ve inspired me!

  4. Karen Marble

    omg! They turned out sooo cute! I have to agree that the leopard fabric looks great! 😀

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