The flock I don't have to feed

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by wegotchickens, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    and my newest crafting obsession. Whaddya think?

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    Sorry, I know the picture isn't the best. The $1 is there to convey size. Some of these are already on pin backs, the others soon will have them. They are VERY lightweight!
    Oh, the bird in the upper left is actually more of a sculpture and won't be made into a pin since it's 3D. It's an experiment. I was trying for a quail-like bird, but I think it needs a duck bill instead...

    I have at least this many felted brids that are larger, more of an ornament size. They are 3D as well.

    All are needle-felted and are completely wool fiber except for the eyes. Those are glass beads sewn onto them.
    Haven't figured out what to do about feet yet. I could make some with some cool twisty bugle beads and wire. Or just leave them without feet.
    The small pin on the upper right will never have feet, as it's my first pin and has been worn many times now (and I love it!).
     
  2. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are really cute! I LOVE anything needlefelted!
     
  3. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

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    [​IMG] Those are so stinking cute Lori!! I have not talent for that kind of stuff. The only thing I am good at is taking care of critters and babies.

    Good job [​IMG]
     
  4. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    Thanks, ya'll!!
    I just had to show them off. My family all just roll their eyes and say, "Oh. Another chicken."
     
  5. newchickenfamily

    newchickenfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:[​IMG] That's about what my family would say! Those are just adorable!! Nice work!
     
  6. crazy huhn

    crazy huhn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Adorable!!!
    I wished I would have some extra $$$ to buy one from you. Do not listen to your family.....keep up your great work!!!
     
  7. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    Thanks, newchickenfamily & crazy huhn. I really appreciate the positive reinforcement. I will keep making them because I can't seem to stop! Every time I make one I get new ideas that I want to try. It's an addiction! [​IMG]

    crazy huhn, I've thought about selling them to help fuel my addiction. I may take some with me to the Cocke County Poultry Show in May and see if anyone likes them.
     
  8. leepsy

    leepsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are really cute, WeGot. I'll bet you can sell a lot of them at a poultry show.
     
  9. chicks rule

    chicks rule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those would be really cool as fridge magnets also, hint!!!!!
     
  10. cozycritters

    cozycritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are great!

    For needle-felted statuettes, I've found that a base of a sock with rice in it works great (and then you can use them as hot packs [​IMG])
     

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