Monday, October 03, 2005

Phall, Phunctional, Poultrypalooza!

Jessica, this one's for you!

Her challenge? Take this here sparklie and make something with it.



Meet Poultryrachie! The sparkliest hen in town...



I appliqued that thar sparklie onto some of this here broadcloth and all of a sudden it twas like one of them Rorschach globs done and bit me in the rear. It twas a chicken I tell ya...yesindeedee!

...At any rate, I've got bins and bins of felt pieces so I took a handful and fashioned a head, wings, tail and feet with my trusty shears. Then I worked some simple embroidery magic (emphasis on simple peeps - chain stitch is my bestest and oh, the ONLY embroidery stitch I am really proficient at) on the felt cut-outs and appliqued those around the sparklie for a bit of poultry seasoning, if you will.



Legs were crocheted with size 10 variegated thread and then appliqued onto the broadcloth ground as well.



Here's the best part...It's functional!



Yep, when I finished with the appliques I tossed my needle, thread and thimble in the basket, busted out my White and sewed this poultrylicious wonder into an APRON!

And you thought I didn't have it in me...

Copyright 2005 Regina Rioux Gonzalez. All rights reserved.

21 comments:

noricum said...

Neato!

ThreeOliveMartini said...

you so totally rock.. that is all i can say !!

Kimberly said...

Its functional??? Wow! I think the sky IS falling in today! *grin* Great job on the metamorphosis from Sparklie to Chickie Apron!

kath red said...

a functional item - oh shame :)

lisa s said...

it's great - functional or not!! :)

Granny said...

Love the Chick!

Tifffany said...

That is so cute! Are you gonna wear it yourself or gift it?

Micky said...

It's so like a poodle skirt, but not. It's a poultry apron. A must have for all kitchens. Run out and get yours today.
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It's the coolest apron I have ever seen.
:)

Kari said...

Cool!

Jessica said...

Looks fabulous, Regina! I'm so glad you had a poultastic time with the sparkly!

Jessi said...

Yep. It's great. That is the coolest poultry apron around.

rodentia said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Love it. Did I mention it's beautiful?

ladylinoleum said...

Thanks you guys! I think it turned out pretty well, considering I've not used my sewing machine in a queen's age! I hand sew lots of stuff...but you know, it's all like riding a bike. Anyway, lots more Phall Poultry to show...

~drew emborsky~ said...

You need to embroidery "Kiss The Chick" on there somewhere.

anonymousbacktacker said...

I love to see the poultry out and about. This is one fine feathered apron!

MomThatsNuts said...

awesome as usual you greatly talented woman you! How jealous am I?? You live near the ocean and crochet like the dickens... I HATE YOUR STINKING GUTS...but I love you too

Mom

Jana said...

oh i love it regina!

Ellen Bloom said...

Regina! I'm sending this link to Amy, Mother of Chicken Boy! She will L*O*V*E your apron...so inventive!!!

Amanda Lee said...

Love it! I would wear it out and about. Am envious of your 'bins and bins of felt pieces', too.

ladylinoleum said...

You guys are so sweet! I love the chickens...Amanda, I totally plan on wearing this one out and about. It begs to be brought outside the kitchen!!!

Deneen said...

You never, ever cease to amaze me. I am in such awe of your multi-talented ass! I am a huge fan of "chickens", our kitchen and DR unfortunately have a chicken theme. This so rocks woman! Does everything you touch turn to gold???