So one Saturday my friend and I decide to do a bunch of crafts from the Martha Stewart easy Christmas magazine. We both bought it and had grand plans. We were going to make beaded butterflies, Christmas cards and felted wool animals. No problem, or so we thought. My friend blew up the pattern for the lamb, the pig and the birds. I had collected a number of wool sweaters at my local thrift shop and had put them through the wash and dryer a number of times. Tiny sweaters, and pattern ready I cut out all my pieces, and boy were they tiny, but no big deal, or so I thought. I’m new to sewing and tried to sew my wool pieces with the sewing machine, jamming the thing over and over. So I start to hand sew all the tiny pieces! Then I realized in cutting out my pattern I had done one side the wrong way and it wouldn’t match up. No biggie I’d go back and cut with my leftover sweater piecies, ugh. I didn’t realize as I sewed that I had dropped the main head piece on the floor, so by the time I sewed and stuffed the thing it was too late. Oh well he would just be “cute” with his gigantic ears sticking up. I finish the thing hours later and look at it done and just start laughing, what was this thing?? Especially when I found that head piece on the floor under the table. We gave up after 2 or 3 hours having only finished my lamb and her duck (not a craftfail). We went and showed the guys and they made a few comments on my GIRAFFE! It ended up as a dog toy and as soon as my dog Elroy picked it up the tail dropped right off! So much for felted lambs!
B.T.W. I did end up making two pigs and two birds (though mine were ducks, not chickens, lost some head pieces again)