I just finished updating one of the first three patterns I wrote. The Golden Hen pattern that I originally created as a baby rattle is now available as a pincushion. Oh my goodness, it feels so good to get something off of my list of things to do!! I love these hens and they are so much fun to make. I am literally smiling the whole time I make them because they are so stinking cute. Here at Casa de DEMOO, I am working on a flock of them. I will be listing them as finished goods in my Etsy shop and listing the pattern there as well. What a wonderful Friday!! Because I am in an extra happy mood, I will be giving one of these cuties away.
These golden hen pincushions are really nice in wool. Here I use dyed wools, but you can totally use cotton fabric instead. My very first pattern test was made out of a funky green fabric that was given to me after an estate had been sorted through. I gave a lot of the apparel fabrics away but kept the cottons which have been perfect for testing blocks. My dog Enzo loves that bird, so they make a nice dog and cat toys, too. LOL.
Why I created the Golden Hen
Making these birds has taken me down memory lane. You might remember the fabric line I created based on Jack and the Beanstalk. I was able to print it with Spoonflower.
I wrote three patterns in support of that line. Two years ago, I updated the Garden Star Quilt and now I updated the Golden Hen pincushion. Which is a three-dimensional interpretation of the hen from that fabric line. Now I need to update the Vines pattern. But I have a few new patterns that I want to finish up before I start working on that one again. My major goal for the upcoming year is to make time to draw. So I will be sharing a little more of that here as well.
This giveaway is closed rosiegma is the winner. I will email you asking for your mailing address. To enter into this giveaway for a chance to win this hen with pins and the pattern, comment on this blog post and tell me about your favorite way to hold your pins. My mom keeps them in candy tins. I will announce the winner here, next Friday which is April 2nd, 2021. Good luck everyone!!