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

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}

Work in Progress Wednesday No. 20

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}

Work in Progress Wednesday No. 19

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}

Work in Progress Wednesday No. 18

What can I say? It has been an insanely busy week. I had visitors, a house full of them. Which was delightful, and a welcome diversion, but of course no work got done. (However, lots and lots of Chickenpants on the road photos were taken!) I’m still putting everything back together, trying to get back to all the normal routines. Hence the insanely brief WIP Wednesday. See you next week!

Work in Progress Wednesday No. 17

It’s the strangest thing: this weeks’ works in progress all sort of…match: They’re all…coordinated and stuff. Bizarre. It’s a weirdly Pug intensive time over here. This little guy showed up one morning, scratching at my door, asking to made. “Hey, lady. Come on, you know you want to make a picture of a pug. Make me out of scraps, I don’t care. Let’s go!” (He is made out of scraps, which is a super fun way to make things. Unexpected {Read More}

Work in Progress Wednesday No. 16

My desk is extremely colorful this week. I’m working on the My Little Chickenpants. They’re almost done! (They’ll be released this Thursday, which is…tomorrow!!) Part of what appealed to me in making them was the idea of holding a colorful bouquet of Chickenpants. There have been new things to do, like sewing on wings and horns for the first time ever: And the biggest creative challenge: figuring out how to make miniature balloons. It’s harder than you might think! Olive {Read More}

Work in Progress Wednesday No. 15

This week, I find myself ankle deep in almost finished fabric art. Ankle deep doesn’t sound very impressive, but fabric is thin, so there’s actually a lot going on there. I had to special order some fabric to make the next batch of Chickenpants I had in mind, which meant delays which meant get busy with another project. This is as far as I got last week with the My Little Ponypants. Eeesh. So, I’ve kept busy in other ways. {Read More}

Work in Progress Wednesday No. 14

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}

Work in Progress Wednesday No. 13

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}

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}