Thursday, May 28, 2009

Double-cute Squirrely Goodness

The red squirrels had a passel of children and they are TOO CUTE for words. They're very wee and very adorable.

In other news, all five Orpingtons are most certainly roosters. :( They have been advertised to go to a hopefully good home and I am fetching 6 GUARANTEED pullets on Sunday from a farm in Rochester. Long drive, but worth it for the guarantee.

Monday, May 25, 2009

More County Fair Swap

I made another small item to go with the dress for the swap. It's a prize-winning quilt! And a little chick toy.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

County Fair Swap

My Heidi Plusczok doll list is having a summer swap, and my partner and I selected a County Fair theme. I made this dress for her Mandy and put smocking on the bodice and chicken scratch embroidery on the hem. I was thinking about embroidering a chicken on the apron, but then I thought better of it and decided that butterflies were more versatile. I made a giant lollypop and cotton candy to go with it. Hopefully she enjoys it.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Chickens are growing up!

Well, the chickens are growing up. Not much crafting has been going on lately because I've been spending most of my free time fixing up their coop and run. The run is done and the coop is 95% done, and just needs the roosts installed. The run needs a covering over it so hawks don't eat the chickens, but other than that it's pretty much finished. Here are the kids enjoying the sunshine in the run this morning. This is their first day in it.

I still don't know who is a rooster and who's a hen. The chicken below is my favorite, Alice, and I hope she's not Alex! Her wattles are looking roosterish. I think these buff colored birds ARE in fact Buff Orpingtons. They have pinkish-white legs and they are definitely NOT Reds.

Below: Alice's head close up.

Dorothy, who's curious and always likes to jump up to roost on me. I'm pretty sure she's a hen.

Hazel, who I think might be a New Hampshire Red (she's lighter than the other reds) and is reasonably friendly.