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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Chicken Swap Sneak Peep

Chicken Swap Detail
Originally uploaded by Green Kitchen.
Here's a detail from a chicken swap I'm doing with Plump Pudding. Obviously I'm not very good at keeping secrets, but all is not revealed and I still have a few more surprises to add to the package. I started this project before I read her post about being a fickle-minded pincushion user. Hopefully this one holds her interest for awhile.

Side note: I'm watermarking my photos now because I'm a bit of a paranoid person and I've read a couple stories that got me thinking. And, although I'm not protecting any personal business interests, I do loath thievery. And, if I found one day that someone was using my photos in some non-ethical way, I might seize up and not be able to blog anymore. And, that would be a sad, sad day.

P.S. I forgot to mention that Bella Dia's pincushions and Wee Wonderfuls' Shrinky Dink pins were my inspirations on this one. I didn't have any Shrinky Dink sheets in the house, so I used Fimo. To make it an actual chicken swap I had to make the chick to tie it all together.

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Blogger capello said...

AWESOME pincushion and pins!

Tue Feb 28, 12:10:00 PM PST  
Anonymous abby said...

Great little pincushion there! Good idea about the watermark-how'd you do it?

Tue Feb 28, 01:23:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Cathy said...

The chicken pin is sweet! I love it.

Tue Feb 28, 01:33:00 PM PST  
Blogger Aurora said...

Nice! Cute! Awesome! Loving it.
Thanks for the email! Keep up the good work.


Tue Feb 28, 01:35:00 PM PST  
Blogger eireann said...

I love the colors! And the composition of the photograph! And the tasteful watermark. :) :) :)

Tue Feb 28, 01:45:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Alison said...

Really sweet :)

Tue Feb 28, 02:00:00 PM PST  
Anonymous sooz said...

These are really great - I had never thought to use Fymo for pins! And how could anyone not want to use this pincushion?! Great job.

Tue Feb 28, 03:23:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Karen said...


Tue Feb 28, 03:35:00 PM PST  
Blogger Frizz said...

I thought you bought the pins for the homemade cusion. OMG -how did you do that!! Awesome! The chick is So cute!

Tue Feb 28, 04:21:00 PM PST  
Blogger Gillian Greding said...

This is SO lovely! I love your little chick...

Tue Feb 28, 05:19:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Dana said...

These look great!!!! How sweet they are.

Wed Mar 01, 04:37:00 AM PST  
Anonymous laurie said...

your chick is really cute! our fimo stories are almost identical - after seeing hillary's photos i made my first fimo pins because I didn't have any shrinky dink either! great minds and all that, huh? :) mine have turned into a full-time fascination. too funny!

Wed Mar 01, 07:59:00 AM PST  
Blogger Green Kitchen said...

Thank you everybody!

Abby: I made the watermark in Photoshop with a couple text layers over the photo. The big one is about 10 or 20 percent transparency. Hope this helps.

Cathy: Thanks for you visit. I just added you to my bloglines.

Sooz: You should see Laurie's blog (see her link in her comment above), she's the queen of Fimo pins.

tfrizzy: I sent you an email with a little how-to.

gillian: Thanks for the first time comment!

dana: I just added you to my bloglines, too.

Laurie: Now that I re-look at your blog I see that I took your idea without realizing it! You truly are the queen of Fimo pins! Sorry I didn't acknowledge you in the post. I'm at about 130 crafty blogs in my bloglines and I get a little confused sometimes, not to mention the mother-brain-sydrome I've got. ;)

Wed Mar 01, 10:43:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Ellen said...

I like the pins! Nice job. Do you think that you could post a tutorial about 'how to watermark'? :)

Thu Mar 02, 05:00:00 AM PST  
Blogger norththreads said...

So sweet! so adorable, luvvin it!!!

Fri Mar 03, 09:51:00 AM PST  
Blogger Mirre said...

The pincushion look beautiful and so do the pins!
I want to try making some too soon :)

Fri Mar 03, 12:22:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Ulla said...

Found your blog through Abigail's. Your art is wonderfully whimsical and very inspiring. Love the little chicken, apple pocket and other treasures. Look forward to seeing more...

Fri Mar 03, 12:28:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Kristin said...

This is so incredibly cute! Lovely gift.

Sun Mar 05, 02:48:00 PM PST  
Blogger Blaize said...

I wanted to tell you that I showed your blog to Brian when I was up in Oakland, and his immediate question was "Does she sell things in stores? How can I buy some of these things." Just thought you should know that Brian, who is an angel as you know, wants to own things that you make.

Sun Mar 05, 03:09:00 PM PST  
Anonymous juju said...

Nice blog. I will be linking to you.

Tue Mar 07, 12:34:00 PM PST  
Blogger Becky said...

Love that green! Wonderful blog by the way. I'm hooked.

Wed Mar 08, 06:52:00 PM PST  
Blogger Green Kitchen said...

So nice to see some new people commenting! I'm looking forward to checking out your blogs.

Wed Mar 15, 08:19:00 AM PST  
Anonymous gracia said...

Oh, lovely 'secret' pincushion... I'm in the midst of making pincushions in the shape of little owls. Love reading your blog. Cheers, gracia

Thu Mar 16, 03:52:00 PM PST  
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