Let them eat cake! A Chickenpants Stop Motion Short


I had so much fun making the last Chickenpants stop motion short that it has me all nostalgic and thinking back to some of the earlier ones that I’ve made. This one, Let Them Eat Cake, also features a Blythe doll and several other non-Chickenpants creatures. It’s one of my favorites. Let Them Eat Cake from Absolutely Small on Vimeo. The drama of low blood sugar rocks the Chickenpants coop to IT'S VERY CORE! Well, not really. (It is also {Read More}

Fan Art Friday – A Chickenpants Family


I love seeing photos of your Chickenpants broods all together! Like these ones by Nicole Basilone. Nicole is a talented maker of cute stuff, by the way. You can check out her work at Next Stop Willow Bee. “What was that sound?” Link investigates first. He’s the brave one. It’s a new friend! Ron Swansonpants has joined the brood. And here is her Chickenpants family all together. Aren’t they a good looking flock?


Improv Pieced Chickenpants

I’ve always been drawn to scrap quilts, ever since reading a library book about a grandmother and granddaughter making one out of old clothes when I was a little girl. Something about that stuck with me in a big way. Since then, I’ve had my head turned by many amazing, perfectly on point quilts. Quilts made out of only one fabric line, quilts made out of all new fabric, quilts that must be done a certain way OR ELSE. Those {Read More}

Work in Progress Wednesday No. 25

Chickenpnts in progress

Things are moving along a little slowly this week. I have a sick kiddo in the house, and I’m trying to be gentle with myself, too, so I don’t catch the cold she’s got. Ironically, two of my Chickenpants this week are intended to be wearing bathrobes, ala this lady: I am also swimming in new ideas. While stranded on the couch, I am writing them down as fast as possible. Back to work! Er, the couch!

Traveling Pants Tuesday – Brooklyn, New York

Chickenpants at the Brooklyn Bridge

(This is actually a reprint of a post that would be otherwise lost in the Great Internet Reshuffle of ’15. It was first posted on the Chickenpants Adventure Society blog.) When Agent Sam Chickenpants traveled to Brookyln, he never dreamed he would meet Edie Chickenpants. How could he have known that he would fall in love? These missions really are dangerous. Sam and Edie were married: And enjoyed a brief honeymoon. All too soon, it was time to go. Duty {Read More}

A peek inside the Chickenpants Bakery

The Chickenpants Bakery, made with a lot of Re-Ment miniatures

**Here’s another post, saved from the Great Internet Reshuffle of ’15. I first published this post a few years back, when I still had the glorious Chickenpants Bakery set up. Sadly, the Chickenpants Bakery is no more. This post is ALL THAT REMAINS. And okay, yeah, all the parts remain, mostly in boxes and shuffled around to other parts of my home. I do miss that bakery, though. In any case, here is the original post:** As many of you {Read More}

Wonder Woman Chickenpants!

Wonder Woman Chickenpants

(Okay, so I am posting the Chickenpants to the blog now. I want to keep a record of all the ones I create, and they often fly out of here so fast that I worry about their being forgotten. Which is a wonderful problem to have, by the way. Thank you!) At last, a chicken heroine for truth, justice, etc etc. Someone has to protect all those Chickenpants from super villains and whatnot. She comes complete with a Lasso of {Read More}

Fan Art Friday – Elsa Hart!


Chickenpants + quilts = oh my my. I love modern quilting and fabric, so when these photos showed up by Elsa Hart, I just swooned. Ms. Hart is the president of the PMQG, which means Emme Bunnypants will have many quilty adventures. Lucky! She even made a little improv-pieced sleeping bag for her. Clever! (Improv piecing is my very favorite kind of quilting!) Bunny! Pants! She recently brought Tony Bearpants home. Emme needed a boyfriend. Thank you Elsa for sharing {Read More}

In which I dip my toe into the world of printed photo books…


One of my goals for 2015 is to tame the mess of unprinted digital photos that is currently swimming around in my various devices. It’s…kind of a tall order. And honestly, I’ve been rather slacking on it. So, when the folks at Mosaic offered me one of their photo books to test out, I was happy to give it a go. (In other words: they sent me a free thing. I liked it. I decided to write about it. Here {Read More}

Prints are back! And they brought friends!

Chickenpants Art on Society 6

I just opened up a place for prints of my work. It’s society6.com/chickenpants, and you can also get to it by the “prints” tab under the banner. The really fun thing is that you can also make things like throw pillows, wall tapestries, mugs, etc etc etc with your prints. So, there are some of those available, too. If you’d like to see a print of mine available in another format (or just a favorite that hasn’t been listed yet), {Read More}