If I was the emperor, I’d be tossing people out of windows all day because I’ve lost my groove.

Oh my goodness I’m back. Sort of. I’m still very much trying to get things back to normal and remember how my hands work and trying to get into the studio to actually make something. It’s been a long process. With my exercise practice, I’ve lost a lot of flexibility, and I have to start over at the beginner level. I feel like the same thing has happened to my creative practice. I think I’m going to have to do {Read More}

O! Poor Neglected Blog!

SO! I was way out of town for what turned out to be really close to two weeks. And then, as soon as I got home, I managed to pick up a stomach virus, which is something I simply DO NOT DO. I’ve been home for 5 days now, and there are still things that need to be unpacked. Returning to normalcy has been an awfully slow process this time. (Which is frustrating as I am DO ALL THE THINGS {Read More}

100 Views of Chickenpants

I really like to dabble in new media. It’s fun, and it keeps my creativity from getting stale. Whenever I try something new, I almost always return to my most familiar subject: Chickenpants. There’s something fun and great about re-creating the shape I’m most familiar with in a different way. So naturally, I thought it might be fun and great to collect these diversions together and show them to you. Hence, 100 Views of Chickenpants. (Because why not reference Hokusai?) {Read More}

On the road, sort of…

Hello! The blog and shop will be awfully quiet for the next little bit as I will be out of town. (I have big plans for Star Wars Chickenpants, but alas, I will not be able to release them on May 4th. Poo. Oh well, soon!) In the meantime, I’ll be posting Chickenpants-on-the-road photos as much as possible (probably not all that much) to Instagram. See you over there! And soon, here!

Traveling Pants Tuesday – Peoria Heights, IL!

**This is another post from the late, great Chickenpants Adventure Society. I didn’t want it to get lost in the Great Internet Reshuffle of ’15, so here it is!** I have just received word that Agent Morris Chickenpants (#002) has been dropped at Tower Park in Peoria Heights, IL! We have a plethora of photos this time, too! Check them out: (click on any image to see it larger) Thank you for your work, Handler D.!

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?

Improvisationpants!

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

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

(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}