Then I got to wondering... could I maybe make this just a tad smaller - maybe with a smaller comb and wattle and maybe it would look more like a hen? Referring to some pictures I found online I refitted the pattern slightly and made me a demure hen to go with my cocky rooster. What do you think?
I don't know if these two felt any attraction for one another, but for me it was love at first sight.
So then I had to make another pair:
These two are vintage-y. Kind of old fashioned.
I think I'm getting the vintage-y look down...
And then finally... before I got all chickened out, I made this cute little pair:
These might just be my favorites!
Am I nuts or what? It seems I couldn't stop until I had nearly a whole flock! But they were such fun to make. In fact, truth be told, something inside me wants to make another pair. For what purpose, I haven't a clue, but there is something a little bit addictive about making these.
I wish I could say these are all original, but only the first pair is remotely so - and only because I think that amber color on the back wings is possibly obsolete. I don't know that the girls look all that much different from their fella's but it's nice having these as pairs - whether I'm using them myself or wanting to gift them to someone.
So... One pair goes into my "Potholders for Posterity" collection, one pair will be used by me, and another pair is going to a friend as a gift. I sort of love them all and can't decide at the moment which pair goes where.
Dare I ask... do you have a favorite?
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