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Monday, November 28, 2005

Crazy Chickens

Everyone is asking what I use to fill the chicken pincushions with? Well, you go to your local big pet store chain like PetSmart and go to the bird section. You will be able to buy a BIG bag of crushed walnut shells for about $5.00. This made 6 pincushions. They are heavy enough to make a nice weight, but not so heavy as to make it difficult to move. The shells also keep the pins sharp - after all, that's what birds use to sharpen their beaks!

I think, rather than posting the instructions, I would rather send you a copy of the instructions via email. That way I don't infringe on Miss Rosie's copyright by posting the instructions to the world. She *did* say I could share it with a few of my friends, so let me know what your personal email is, and I'll send it to you that way. OK?

They're quick and fun to make. And once you start, you can't stop making them. I have another two on the cutting table right now. They are great for preprinted panels, leftovers, anything your hearts desire!!!! You can make them any size you want, but I found that about a 6"-7" square (times two) is about the right size.

6 comments:

Dawn said...

OH I can't wait! And who would have guessed crunched up shells from a pet store!!!!

I sent my email earlier today, so if you didn't get it let me know.

Dawn said...

Oh one other question - what did you use for that FUNKY hair!

Sharon said...

You can use anything you want for the crazy hair. For the chicks shown below, I used the leftovers from a beautiful tassel that died when Clyde attacked it in the night a few months ago. You can use decorator trim, silk ribbons, embroidery floss, tinsel, strips of fabric, and/or anything else you can sew through. I like mine wild and crazy! Tomorrow, I'll post the last two I made today that have decorator fringe and eyelash yarn and chenille yarn.

The Calico Cat said...

Please send me the directions. Also I discussed "Moose Muffins" on my blog...

Nines said...

I'd love instructions, too! You knew I would!

Shorty3boys said...

Oh can I get the instructions? Please? These are sew cute! I think I have it figured out, but directions would be super!
Thanks!