The first ever Chickenpants Customer Appreciation Day of Awesomeness is here!

Chickenpants Customer Appreciation Day!

Today is that day! And what exactly does that mean? WELL. I really wanted to create a way to say thank you to everyone who has supported my shop this last year. But any one thing I thought of didn’t seem like quite enough, so I combined them all. Here goes: 1. I have mailed handwritten thank you notes to everyone who purchased something from me in the past year. Hopefully yours has already arrived! (If for some reason it {Read More}

Work in Progress Wednesday No. 21 – Chickenpants Customer Appreciation Day of Awesomeness!

Chickenpants Babies assembly line...banner.

Things are in full swing over here for the first ever Chickenpants Customer Appreciation Day of Awesomeness! It’s this Friday, the 27th. I’ve never had a customer appreciation day before, really. I’ve been working on hand writing a lot of thank you cards, one for everybody who purchased something from me in the last year. There were rather a lot of you, and I would like to apologize now for my handwriting. I hope it is somewhat legible. The cards {Read More}

Traveling Pants Tuesday – Southwest Road Trip, Part 1- PDX-Tucson

Chickenpants and an art yard in Tucson

I’m back! Holy cow was that ever an exhausting trip. It turns out that what Google tells you will be a 7.5 hour drive can really be more like a 12.5 hour drive when you figure in normal human things like stopping at roadside attractions and breaks where you stop in towns in the middle of nowhere desperately looking for tofu. (Long story.) I always forget about that stuff. And that was actually just one small part of my week. {Read More}

Miniature Apron Tutorial

Blythe apron tutorial and pattern download by Absolutely Small

**Here is a post saved from DESTRUCTION (or if not destruction, getting-lost-ness) in the Great Internet Reshuffle of ’15. Too cute to be forgotten. Enjoy!** I have an upcoming photo story involving a baker, and I needed an apron. Perhaps you need a tiny apron for the Chickenpants in your life. Or Blythe, or Lando Calrissian 12″ figure. It turns out this one apron can fit them ALL! (So, like pretty much everything Chickenpants, it’s kind of 1:6 scale.) Here’s {Read More}

Fan Art Friday! The cards are starting to arrive!

"Let me read it to you, Starry Eyed Slim."

So, as I *may* have mentioned, I am handwriting roughly a bazillion cards, one to say thank you to everyone who has supported my business in this last year. I mailed off the international ones about a week ago, and it looks like they are already arriving: These photos are both by Astrosnik. US Postcards ship out Monday! Customer Appreciation Day is March 27th…next Friday!

Work in Progress Wednesday No. 20

The Making of Chickenpants, sort of

This week I am actually not in the studio, but in the desert. On vacation. On purpose. However, thanks to the miracle of writing things ahead of time, I can share with you this: the making of Chickenpants. I feel like we need some kind of silly logo. There we go. So, many Chickenpants start with a sketch, which I have managed to not include here. We are off to a great start! (Hence the sort of.) But I get {Read More}

All adventures, all the time. Well, at least for a week.

This is basically me.

Hello! This week things are going to be a little different, as I will be on my annual wandering around the desert trip. I will be posting Chickenpantsy adventures to Instagram (@chickenpants), and if I pull it together enough, some may even show up here, too! (Certainly, there will be some kind of photo laden recap on the blog when I return.) So, consider this week’s Travel Tuesday just essentially a week long. The shop will remain open during my {Read More}

Can we talk about Ron Swansonpants?

Ron Swansonpants + re-ment minatures

You GUYS. I have made Ron Swanson into a Chickenpants. It all started when I pulled some mustache print fabric out of my stash. And quickly snowballed from there. I didn’t make just one Ron Swansonpants. I made three. I just kept finding perfect fabric for him. I couldn’t stop! Mustache print. Wood grain. And fine Pendleton flannel. It was meant to be. They all share the same belt, which features evergreen trees. Normally, I photograph the Chickenpants next to {Read More}

Work in Progress Wednesday No. 19

Applique in progress by Claire Chambers

Good morning! This week I’m sharing a peek into the process behind making one of my fabric art hoops, from beginning to end. Naturally, it starts with a sketch… 99% of which will be discarded. Or perhaps used another time. Once the main pieces are cut, details are added. Everything has to be carefully placed before stitching it down. This is both the fun part and the really headache inducing part. Finally, I sign my name in thread. And after {Read More}

Traveling Pants Tuesdays – Around Portland, Oregon

Chickenpants at Latourell Falls

Chickenpants really get around. No, seriously, like around the world. They make excellent travel companions. Maybe it’s due to their compact lightweight nature, or maybe it’s because they’re quiet and they want to do whatever you want to do. In any case, they are world travelers. However, here are a few photos I took locally vaguely around Portland, Oregon. (That’s where Chickenpants HQ is, btw. Vaguely near Portland.) So…less world travel-y than usual, but still neat! Visiting the giant rabbit {Read More}