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Thread: No pattern, no problem

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    Super Member IrishgalfromNJ's Avatar
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    No pattern, no problem

    Last weekend my DD wanted to make a stuffed toy chicken for a leadership project. I didn't have a pattern so we decided to "wing it". She did the drawing and I taught her about gussets. It was a 3 hour collaboration that resulted in . . .

    FRANKENCHICKEN . . .

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    We had a blast making the chicken and DD loves it. She says it perfect. Needless to say we won't be publishing a stuffed chicken pattern anytime soon, but it was a great sewing lesson for her and I realized that I really do know how to sew.

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    Cute chicken. Without the waffle and comb, he could have been a bluebird of happiness.

    Heh, heh, heh, auto correct strikes again - I was going for waddle not waffle.
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    I like Frankenchicken - sometimes I come up with the same and I am using a pattern. I think the collaboration sounds like a fun idea - and glad it worked out.

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    Sounds like a fun project and she loved it so all's well! He's cute.
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    AND, when you are reminiscing in years to come, or after you are gone this will be one of those memories that is cherished by DD.
    I remember when my grandmother sewed for me and he talks we had wen we spent time together. Those can never be taken away!
    Great Project.
    Happy Day!
    Susan
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    great job...
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    that is so cute. You did a good job.

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    Cute, but kinda scary! So ... good name!
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    you guys did great i think it is cute

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    Frankenchicken or not , time with DD is priceless. Great memory for the future. My DD is 4 hours away so fun times are few. But we do make the most of time we do spend together. Anyway great chicken!
    Your mind is a garden,
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    You should be mighty pleased. Your chicken is "frankenly" terrific!

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    Pretty cute!

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    very cute you did a great job!!!
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    What a wonderful chicken - you can tell it was fun to make and will be fun as the star of the memories you made that day1

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