Cheep cheeps

Chickens Jan 2014We have extended the chicken family and now there are six pekin bantams…I’d like to introduce Myrtle, Sonny Bill, Cheepie, Blossom, Sun, Cloudy🙂

This week I’ve been doing a bit of sewing, more pillowcases for the children (simply so I can get the Christmas ones off the beds!) New pillowcases 2

Getting a sensible photo of Carter is almost impossible right now.New pillowcasesYes they chose their own fabrics. I also made Maia’s headband, Im thinking of posting a tutorial for these shortly. DIY headbandsAnd yesterday I whipped up one of these bags, love the pattern and tutorial… I can see myself making lots more of these. Reversible bag free patternWhat projects are you working on this week?

Janette df

45 thoughts on “Cheep cheeps

  1. annamariefield says:

    Hi Janette, WOW!!! You really have been a busy bee!!! Right now I am struggling to find time for anything crafty!!! We are really sooooo busy right now!!! Love the chickens!!! Surely they keep your garden pest free!!! Have a fab weekend!!!
    Love
    AMarie

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    • Janette says:

      Hi AMarie, I really hope they do, we seem to be overrun with the end of summer bugs (and its not even the end of summer yet- must be because the weather has been mild and not much rain). I guess its because the evenings are lighter so there seems to be more time in the day so Ive been able to sew for longer – I don’t really enjoy sewing at night (its to hard on my eyes – uh oh starting to sound Very Old!) xx J

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  2. wendy says:

    Love their pillow cases especially Carter’s ☺ I am trying to get my crochet mojo back
    but perhaps I should just get back to sewing. Cute chickens and headband and nice bag.

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    • Janette says:

      Carter was very taken with the spider web fabric… he LOVES spiders right now- what a boy! Sewing is a different kind of gratification, when it goes well, I love it (mistakes and unpicking not so much), fingers crossed it keeps going well! xx J

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  3. gentlestitches says:

    The chickens are almost as sweet as the children! Love the reversible bag. Can you believe it? I am STILL making your mousies! All are gifts and I have 2 and 1 1/4 more to go. I have enjoyed making them so much. The young ones actually scream with delight over them. The eldest being 19. Then I plan to “get serious” and design some patterns for my store after a square I am making for a very interesting project.🙂

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  4. thepogblog says:

    chick, chick, chick, chick, chicken,
    lay a little egg for me.
    chick, chick, chick, chick, chicken,
    I want one for my tea….

    I blame you for the fact I now have that song on my head! They are so cute :o)

    I’ve been crocheting a dress. I think it is safe to say I will not be doing another one…ever! x

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  5. trixi symonds says:

    WOW!! I love that spider material…no wonder your kids always look so happy you make them such amazing things!
    I’m busy crocheting at last after having to rest my arm for almost a year…it’s so much fun.
    Happy New Year

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  6. Teresa says:

    Your chickens are gorgeous. Have you thought about crocheting sweaters for them if they are bald from molting when it gets cold there? I love your pillow cases, kerchief, and tote, too. Your children are beautiful, and I am enjoying your blog very much!

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    • Janette says:

      Thanks Teresa, great idea about woollens for the chickens! Mostly they don’t seem to lose their feathers in the coldest months here, but I’ll keep that in mind! Xx

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  7. susanklement says:

    Great projects! I am crocheting up a storm here–making squares for a late present for a 12 year old boy: a Minecraft creeper blanket. Plus various other projects. Sewing is definitely on my list to learn this year, though, so thanks for the inspiration,🙂.

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  8. Lois Field says:

    My son always wanted Bantam chickens, unfortunately it never happened. Yours are so cute. Love the pillowcases and your son is a stitch.🙂

    Now that Christmas is over I have pulled out my stash of projects I didn’t get to before time ran out. I have one panel of a set of curtains, fabric for cloth napkins, t-shrits I am converting to shopping bags, and even the occasional paint job such as painting a container to set out with baking soda to keep the air clean of kitchen odors. Also started painting part of my bathroom which is going to be remodeled in the next couple of months. Never dull around here.🙂

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    • Janette says:

      Hi Lois, We’ve had either bantam or regular chickens for the past five years or so, but the bantams are my favourite… They don’t lay as regularly as big chickens but make up for it in cuteness!! Sounds like you have a lot of projects on the go, lots of fun! Xx

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  9. The Giraffe's Hat says:

    Your chickens are so cute! I love the pillowcases, especially the owl one! And that bag is lovely🙂 I love the fabric you’ve chosen for it! I don’t have a sewing machine but would love to get one one day, and of course then learn how to use it! :p

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  10. lushbottom says:

    Hi, still enjoying your lovely, uplifting blog. I am envious of he bantams, I have been asking, well nagging, my partner for three years. I got a new Hamilton library card this morning and could pick one I liked with a chicken saying ‘book, book!’

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    • Janette says:

      Maybe 2014 is the year, they are really no trouble at all! Have you checked out the e collections at ham lib? I’m addicted to the zinio magazines, never read so many magazines in my life before! All for free!

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