Mr. Cluck is going to America…

As I told you, Laura from MAYROSESEWING won one of my chickens – Laura and her kids decided to name the log cabin one “Mr. Cluck” and give him a new home.

Mr. Cluck

Mr. Cluck

If you want to follow the chicken run around the world please visit Laura’s blog.

All about all the other chickens before and how to enter the chicken run  you can find at Avis’ blog from where the chicken run started. In her chicken run gallery you can see all the cute chickens and you’ll find links to all previous participants. Please let Avis know about every chicken that is hatched.  A tutorial to make a chicken pincushion you can find here at Carla’s Granny Maud’s Girl blog. They are fast and easy to make and you just need a very small amount of fabrics – you surely find in your stash. You can use every patchwork block pattern to make these cute chicken pincushions and there are a lot of possibilities to design beak, comb and tail – for beak and comb I took some selvages and for the tail pieces instead of prairie points I folded the small squares like origami square bases… I’m curious looking forward to all the following chickens!

needed material

needed material

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Chicken run continues – and the winner is…

November is over – and it’s done! The next leg of chicken run can start now.

There where 14 comments on my chicken introducing blog post: 4 friendly comments, 6 of my own,  2 pingbacks and 2 interested persons who would like to get one of my beauties and make another one. Two is not much… but it is enough to try the Random Number Generator! And I did!

drawn with the Random Number Generator

winner drawn with the Random Number Generator

The winner is: NUMBER 2 –> The second comment (in order of arrival) came from:

Oh what a great idea. I would love one of the chickens to find their way to Oregon USA. We will call him Mr. Cluck (unless my son overrules this name for something more spirited). It would feel at home with all the neighbor’s urban chickens.
Maybe I’ll get to send one off into the world!


So one of my chickens is now a little rooster and named Mr. Cluck – he will go to a journey to

Laura, Oregon, USA.

I don’t know now which chicken will fly to Laura but I’ll tell you as soon as I know! So, who is “Mr. Cluck”?

The Chicken Run Continues – Pincushion Giveaway / Swap

Few weeks ago I won a little chicken-pincushion. In spite of Carrot Leaf’s persisting flight* from US, Kentucky to me to Essen, Germany (… or maybe around and around and around the whole wide world…) I want to  introduce to you the chickens I sewed to give one of them away to the lucky winner.

All chicken pincushions I made are between 3″ and 4″.

First Chicken I made was a log-cabin-one. I called it Big Martha – it was the first one I made month ago. But now she would like to go on a journey… so if you like her, how would you name that little chicken?

Next chicken I made was a little one in chenille technique…

Also I made a chicken out of Japanese fabrics. I baught this wonderful fabrics few month ago on a local fabric market – but now I used it first time to make this little chicken:

Last but not least I designed a chicken with scrappy appliques and eyes out of  small freshwater perls  for you:

And this is where you come in: If you would like to win one of these chickens all you need to do is:

1. Agree to make another chicken and give it away on your blog within 4 weeks of receiving your prize. Include a link back to so that all the chickens can appear in her Chicken Run Gallery which will include a link to your blog if you have one. Please let Avis at know about every chicken that is hatched.  A tutorial to make a chicken pincushion you can find here at Carla’s Granny Maud’s Girl blog.

2. Leave a comment below to say what you would like to call your preferred chicken, which country it would be going to and why it would feel at home there.

The chickens are made from small scraps of fabric and a small amount of stuffing. They are stuffed with polyester batting. Please do not stuff your giveaway chicken with foodstuff or plant material as it may not be allowed into the country you are sending to. It is also possible to send the chicken without stuffing.

This giveaway is open to everyone in the whole wide world until the end of 30th November  (local time) and will be drawn using a random number generator. Numbers will be allocated in the order that comments are received.

Good luck!


Carla sent the chickens from Kentucky at 31 October... after 2 weeks they reached Essen, Germany

Carla sent the chickens from Kentucky at 31 October… after 2 weeks they reached Essen, Germany

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October is gone … short pictural review

October is already over… time is running. Time for a short review:


Carrot Leaf ... the cute Kentucky-autumn-chicken we are now waiting for!

Carrot Leaf … the cute Kentucky-autumn-chicken we are now waiting for!

I’m still waiting for my Kentucky-Chicken “Carrot-Leaf”.  It didn’t arrive … it is on its way now for appr. 4 weeks… hope that nothing bad is happend to Carrot-Leaf… perhaps on its way it found a nice place to settle down???  I hope that the small cute chicken is all right… Nevertheless meanwhile a new chicken was sewed here …  I’ll wait until next Sunday to introduce to you the chickens you can win… but here you get a little foretaste:

Chenille chicken

Chenille chicken

This cute Chenille-Chicken is waiting for you!

2 All in all October was a very buzy month… I tried a lot of things in my autumn holidays, had a lot of work too. So I will show you now what I did with all the chestnuts I gathered up: I made a small chestnut filled satchel out of it – you can use that for massage of back, shoulders or neck – the satchel is used for carfully pressing or knocking.

The whole month I was buzy with trying a really cute crochet pattern: some crochet mice… I found the tutorial on thegreendragonfly blog… but be careful – it’s unstopable!

I tried chenille-technique 1st time:

In October I discovered  a beautiful knitting pattern – I found the link on a Canadian knitting blog:  Aster Flower Knitting Stitch  by Knitting Unlimited – seems to be difficult first, but it isn’t – after just a few rows it was possible to knit without the pattern. I have some wonderful baby alpaka wool my mother brought along last year from a trip to Peru … I think it will be a beautiful smooth shawl soon:

Beside all that I was kind of pouch-addicted… I tried different patterns and materials, with or without lining, small or bigger… cause I aimed to understand pouch-construction.

The pattern for the small pencil- or glassespouch with the endless zipper I found on a German blog (himbeerkamel). It is in German – but I hope with the step-by-step foto-tutorial it is self explanatory.


3. October was kind of shopaholic... ebay… dawanda… local fabric market … lots of precuts, fabric and other stuff are waiting now for use!



4. October was successful … I successfully passed a postgraduate professional education: “Coaching with creative techniques”.  Beside my full time job I started it last year in November … now I’m happy that I climbed that mountain!

successfully passed a postgraduate professional education: Coaching with creative techniques


Thank you for stopping by.

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29/09/2014 The next leg of chicken-run… Giveaway / Swap

I am the winner … Carla from Dancing Moon told me that I won her chicken, which I named “Carrot-Leaf” because of its colours and all the leaves on its plumage!

Carrot Leaf ... the cute Kentucky-autumn-chicken we are now waiting for!

Carrot Leaf … the cute Kentucky-autumn-chicken we are now waiting for!

Few month ago I already made a chicken – Big Martha – here is my original post.

Now me and Big Martha are curious about Carrot-Leaf’s arrival… she has to travel all the way from Kentucky, US to Essen, Germany… How long the journey probably will take??? I suppose I am not very patient!  But I will use the meantime to make some more chickens I will introduce to you after Carrot-Leafs arrival… and then you have 4 weeks to choose a chicken you would like to win.

The Chicken-Run  started in the North-East of England in January 2014… by Avis on her “Oh Sew Tempting” blog – there you can check out the gallery of chickens that have been running around the world until today – and the idea and the original giveaway

The promise if you win, is to make another chicken pin cushion and offer it  on your blog. There are just few things more you have to do to win… I will tell you after Carrot-Leaf’s arrival … or check it out meanwhile on the other winner’s blogs…

If you want to make your own chicken while waiting with me for Carrrot-Leaf…. you can find a helpful tutorial at Granny Maud’s Girl.

… I’m so excited!

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26/04/2014 The Chicken Run

Avis from UK started a chicken-run-contest in January 2014 on her blog The idea is to send chicken-pincushions around the world… people who winning a chicken agree to make another one and post it on their blog to continue the run. … I’m not involved in trying to win (until now 🙂 ), but after Carla on grannymaudsgirl published the instructions for making the chicken-pincushions out of paperpieced logcabins… I made one, because they are just cute! Beside this I love the idea that these cute chickens are running to connect people from all over the world!

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