Monday, August 25, 2008

A Spring Chicken Set

Polka Dot Spring Chicken Set

When I bought this spring chicken fabric, I had no idea what I would do with it, but I loved that the chicken drawings were "dressed" in the black and white polka dots that match my black and white polka dot fabric. One friend ordered an apron made from the chicken fabric, but I didn't think anyone would look good with chickens all over, so I fashioned a new pattern of a simple chef apron and added a sort of swingy ruffle at the bottom - not fussy but just enough to add a little glam. I embroidered this darling spring chicken at the bodice to top it off.

My friend also wanted some potholders to match. I was glad to have the chance to make some, however, I'm not good at them yet. I haven't figured out how to make nice corners and then slip the thinsulate inside for a quick job of it. I made two that look awful. So, I "quilted" the third, as above, and then edged around the potholder with double-fold bias tape and had to hand sew the other side of the tape down. So, two hours later ... I just don't have time to make the rest. I sent her the pretty quilted one and stopped there.

I have packaged the rest of the embroidered squares, backing fabric, border strips, bias tape, and thinsulate together into two KITS. Each kit includes enough fabric and thinsulate to make TWO potholders. Please check out the calicodaisy shop if you would like to make some for your kitchen.

10 comments:

Michelle said...

totally cute!

Jacquie said...

i agree with michelle...totally cute!

MichelleB said...

Are those EL chickens? Adorable! I have that blue chicken fabric too. I never thought of pairing the two. How clever are you!

Oliver Rain said...

So cute. I love the apron and skirt on the mannequin. check out my blog. I finally found a place for some of my aprons, including the one from you!

Bittybooks said...

Love the chickens!!!!
Just too cute! Great job chick!

Nan said...

Very cute! I know your friend will love it.

Ravenhill said...

This is a wonderful chicken! How cute this is!!! You keep coming up with something else exciting and marvelous!
~Emily xxoo

The Blonde Duck said...

That's so adorable! I'll have to show my mom. She loves to sew and she loves chickens--perfect combination!

Paula said...

Really cute! Love those colors together. (reminds me of my market bag...LOL!)

Jennifer Paganelli said...

Michele love your embroidery!!! So nice to meet you..