Thursday, October 4, 2012

A baby gift

One of the girls in the office was due to have a baby at the end of September, and she was having a farmyard theme in the nursery.  So, I made her a hen and baby chicks.  Well, (confession time)  I ran out of time to get the baby chickens made, so I gave her the hen and a note to explain that the chicks were staying in the special "baby nursery" until they were well enough to join their mother.  Here is Mrs Hen

and the babies.  They are meant to be ticked into the wings of the mother hen.

This is a Melly and Me pattern - an "interesting" construction method, suggesting a piece of cardboard in the bottom to make it a flat base....mmmm... I used that stuff you use to make shaped bowls - cant remember what its called, but I think it's a better solution for a toy that will need to be cleaned at some stage.  And I made the chicks out of felt - I think that was an easier option ...

9 comments:

  1. How cute!
    Yes, sometimes instructions (re cardboard) don't seem right.

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  2. The hen and chicks are so cute. A lovely addition to any nursery I think. Hugs.....

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  3. That is adorable!!!!! What a fabulous baby gift.

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  4. They look great - Well Done !

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  5. Just gorgeous Susan, they will be a great addition to the nursery...

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  6. Oh I love that...how cute. Glad the chicks will be reunited with their Mum.

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  7. very cute Susan,well done.xx

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  8. Mother Hen looks great and her babies are just the cutest.

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