Work in Progress Wednesday No. 14

Fabric art in progress by Claire Chambers

While I am waiting impatiently for the few last supplies for the My Little Ponypants to come in, I’m keeping busy with other projects. (My Little Chickenpants? I haven’t settled on a name yet.) I decided to create a loose applique based off an image in an old photograph. Step 1: Wake up excruciatingly early, and in a not enough caffeine or sleep haze, start cutting out shapes. Step 2: Arrange. Rearrange. Trim. Add. Subtract. Rearrange. Step 3: Iron base {Read More}

Traveling ‘Pants – San Diego Zoo

G. Pete Chickenpants at the San Diego Zoo

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. Here are some photos I took of a G. Pete Chickenpants at the San Diego Zoo: “Look! Dung beetles!” “That’s the fanciest chicken I’ve ever seen!” If you have any photos of Chickenpants out {Read More}

Drinking tea, kicking butts.

Lady Edith Fancypants

Recently I made Lady Edith Fancypants, and she has the most wonderful action move. She can drink tea from that cute little teacup. Check out the video! With a little pinch from you, she can move her arm in a very realistic sort of way. Or you can take the teacup off and wear it as a ring yourself. The ring is actually, well yes, a ring, but it’s also a Re-Ment teacup. Looooove those Re-Ment teacups.

Piginpants Roundup!

Piginpants by Absolutely Small

The new Piginpants are all safely tucked into the shop, but I thought it would be fun to introduce them here, gallery style. Dwight Piginpants – No. 644 Dwight is the mycology expert at the Chickenton Nursery. If you have a question relating to anything fungus, he’s your guy. He is a fungi expert. Just don’t call him the “fun guy.” Boy, is he sick of that joke. Lois Piginpants – No. 645 Lois is a waitress at the Chickenton {Read More}

Work in Progress Wednesday No. 13

Work in progress art quilt by Claire Chambers

This Wednesday finds me working on finishing up some art quilts. I have a bunch of tops either done, or just in need of the final special touches. Honestly, unfinished projects drive me a little nuts. I’m working on tying up as many as I can this week. I do enjoy a crazy self imposed deadline. A hazard of the job: there are little piles of threads and fabric snippings everywhere. If you sit down on our couch, you will {Read More}

5 Useful-ish Toy and Accessory Patterns for Blythe (that also work for Chickenpants and other dolls!)


I’ve been poking around the interwebs, and I found some very cute things to make for the 1:6-ish scale creatures in your life. 1. How to make a stove out of recycled materials…that opens! Very cool. 2. The same lady (My Froggy Stuff) has a BUNCH of amazing tutorials, such as this laundry room. 3. Puchi Collective has tons of cute free patterns, but the Pet Lamb pattern really takes the cake. 4. Need tiny vintage photographs to print out? {Read More}

Fan Art Friday!


I consider myself very, very fortunate to receive pictures and videos from people who enjoy the Chickenpants. It makes my day when someone posts something Chickenpantsy! I thought it would be fun to share them here, too. So here, for the first time ever, is what I am thinking of as Fan Art Friday, but perhaps that is just too dorky and I should change it*. Many thanks to Instagram user @Fuzzberta for sending me the video! She is a {Read More}

Work in Progress Wednesday No. 12


I’m writing this at six in the morning, and the words are just not showing up. The pictures, however, are already taken! So let’s just look at those, hmmm? Chickenpants are lined up, ready to receive accessories. On my desk right now are all sorts of tiny things and the things needed to make the tiny things stay in place. I’m working on some very fancy Chickenpants. So, so fancy. I am also working on what may be THE CUTEST {Read More}

Eeee! Just released – a downloadable goodie for mailing list subscribers!

Get your own Paper Chickenpants at

It’s a Paper Chickenpants! A little guy you can print out & put in a spot that needs to be cheerier. There’s even a little trading card on there, because we should all totally start collecting those again. I’m very excited to share with you this downloadable goodie just for mailing list subscribers. I’ve had it on my to-do list for, oh, months. Maybe years. Now, when you sign up for the monthly digest (using that box, right up there {Read More}

Piginpants are here!

Piginpants by Absolutely Small

I am happy to introduce to you the newest members of the Chickenpants family- the Piginpants! These guys have been a lot of fun to work on. I love their little embroidered tails! There are six in this batch. The first one (Dwight!) is up in the shop right now. I’ll be posting the others each day next week.