Okay, Well here we go.. My newest creation and I'm going to share this with all you lovely DIY-ers out there.
There are quite a few little steps to make this little goodie..
None are difficult, so don't worry about that. But it makes sense to me to break into a 2 part-er.
We start with the chick.. because a thinkin' person just wouldn't put the cart before the chick!
Now there are other chick tutorials out there, I'm sure,
but this one will guarantee your chick and cart are somewhat "to scale"
Tools you will need:
- Pom pom maker (I use a Clover set)*
- Sharp small scissor
- wire cutters
- a paint brush
- and a darning size sewing needle
- a ruler
- heavy gauge thread wrapped floral wire
- floral tape
- acrylic paint
- baby weight yellow yarn
- Black beads with larger holes
- small diamond shaped piece of orange felt
Step 2: wrap short wires around either end of the long wire so that you have three 'toes'.
Step 3: Wrap floral wire with floral tape. I use white floral tape to make it easier to get the color I want when painting it, but the green will work just fine I'm sure. Floral tape is very moldable, and it takes paint very well. Totally worth the small price tag.
Step 4: Fold your legs so they look like this.
. ( ack.. that blur. photos on a dark and rainy day!)
Step 5: Wind pompoms. You need two. I use the 1 1/4 inch and 1 3/4 inch wide makers to make the head and body of the chick. And because baby yarn is so fine, I wind it double stranded to save a few seconds.
(cont.) Wind it until the center of the maker is really full. Your chick will need 'body'. The pieces need to fit back together for the cutting and tying, but they should just barely be able to.
Step 8: stitch the head to the fat end of the 'egg' using the yarn and darning needle. Cut your yarn pretty long. We dont want to have thread that needle again! make sure you are going through the tied middle if the pompoms or it could break free. Nice and tight. If you cut you yarn long enough have it come out the bottom of the chick body.
have the needle come out of the head where you want you eye.
Step 11 stitch on felt beak.
One stitch in the center and one on each side, if you need it to get the right expression.
There you have it. Now make two of them!
Tomorrow you will see why two is definitely better than one in this case!
See you tomorrow for part 2... my chickadees!