First off let me say - Wow! You really liked the birds, didn't you? Show of hands now, how many of you have started making birds of your own? I do hope you'll share your flock; perhaps we need to start a flickr group.
I'm still behind on my feeds from Google Reader, but I did manage to catch up on about thirty posts or so. Only 420 to go! Anyways, Visty's post about her stinky but adorable thrift store chicken got me thinking. A few years ago I read in a design magazine that every home needs a little splash of leopard print. I took this to heart and wallpapered Avery's room in a pale leopard print wallpaper. (She was three at the time and took no note of her wallpaper, but by the time she was six she decided it had to go.)
I no longer decorate with leopard print (though I do have two leopard print sweaters in my closet), but I've come up with my own animal related design tip: every kitchen needs a chicken. Visty has one, my mom has one (a ceramic rooster, whose head she uses to dry her ziploc bags), and here is mine:
Inspired by Lori at Camp Creek who makes ornaments for her boys using their favorite illustrations from children's books, I made this using my favorite illustration from Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing by Judi Barret, illustrated by Ron Barret. This picture absolutely cracks me up. I can't help but smile when I see it. It wasn't until I took a picture of it that I noticed the print on the chicken's pants:
Fried eggs. Could it get any better?
Well maybe it could get better - for you. How about a little giveaway? Leave a comment and I will draw one name next Thursday (October 30, 2008). The lucky winner will receive a pant wearing chicken plaque of their own (the wooden plaque is about 7 inches square).
If you already have a kitchen dwelling chicken of your own, join my new flickr group: Every Kitchen Needs A Chicken. (Mom, I do hope you'll take a picture of your chicken and email it to me so I can post it on flickr. It's up to you whether the chicken is wearing a plastic bag over it's head or not).
I might disappear for a few days to finish up some projects and spend time with family visiting from out of town. Have a wonderful weekend friends and I'll see you next week.