Crafty in the Med

I'm here to enjoy meeting other crafters and to share my ideas and projects. I love to crochet,cross stitch and embroidery but I'm keen to try new crafts too. I love music and I love to sing! Singing makes me happy. I collect jugs....its their shape I think! I am addicted to yarn and buttons. I get lost in book shops and can spend all morning there and I absolutely adore rummaging in flea markets. I love to read sci´fi/fantasy,buried treasure, and off world adventures. I have a passion for history! I would be the first passenger on the first time machine ! I BELIEVE IN MAGIC!

Sunday, 9 April 2017

The Sixteen

After 16 I really do not want to have to make anymore in fact I feel somewhat chick saturated.  Nevertheless I have to admit I really enjoyed making them and I found that I was giving some of them names even. They looked back at me and seemed to say I am Big Sister and I am Rooster or I am Punkie Chick and me Stroppy Anne :-). Therefore,names they were given!

These photos were taken at what I thought was the completion of them all until I realised during the recount of my pupils and students in my Tweens and young adults class that I had left someone out and there were 16 to make for and not 15 in all. Hence the photo of the last one being hastily made. 

No pink one...sorry Willie! However the forgotten one,the very last one was given pink eyes :-)

The original pattern comes from Sarah at Repeat Crafter Me . As usual I tweaked it here and there to suit my own ideas for the chicks. I gave the egg shell more of a ragged edge and the little roosters were really my own pattern. I also added some piercing! 
I used DK bits from my stash and used a 4,50 hook on the big chicks and a 3.50 hook for the egg shells. I used Katia Capri cotton (again from my stash)for the Roosters and a 3.00 hook and red embroidery silk for crest and tail.
They have all been given out and I believe everyone was delighted. As the Roosters for the boys were attached to key rings the boys instantly hung them on their school bags.

Time has gone by and I think it must have been last November when Busy Little Chicken blog mentioned to me that she would like to have more followers and wasn't sure about how to go about it. At that time I said I would give her a mention on my next post indicating her request.

 I forgot!!!! So very sorry Busy Little Chicken!!!

Here it is now. Please pop over to visit Busy Little Chicken who is really keen to contact other Crafty bloggers and could you share her blog with your Crafty bloggers too.  

Punkie Chick

Stroppy Anne

Big Sister


Have a great day!!!

Amanda :-)


  1. They are great. I love them, though they bought an awful memory for me. When I worked in the craft shop there was an egg cosy I had made on the counter, a lady came in and said could she have some of these made, yes I said expected half a dozen, she asked for fifty, I said I couldn't make that many in less than a week, so she settled for twenty, but wanted them quickly. So I got my own back on a couple I stitched the eyes on crossed! She wasn't impressed and bought them back to be altered!

    Julie xxxxxxx

    1. Dear me!!! I can certainly understand that you'd rather push that memory to one side!
      Thanks for visiting :-)

      A x

  2. Haha you've been at it too Amanda, I can certainly relate there are only so many chicks one can make before going crazy, yours are much more detailed than mine they are lovely well done on making so many. :) xx

  3. HeHe! I am devastated...My deva has never been so stated! :(.
    But then l thought..well, chicks are yellow, but they can be
    Why is Rooster laying on his side...Bit to much vino!
    Seriously though...They look great....all individuals, and that's
    nice..and on Palm Sunday to!
    Well done Amanda...Your Chicks look Chique...! :0).

  4. Might as well mkae a good square two dozen while you are on... :-)

  5. Those are ADORABLE! I need to make one. I have the egg crochet pattern.. I could just make up the white shell part.. cute! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  6. How sweet are those!? I would like to make an big batch of them. Wouldn't they be cute just hanging around your home and peeking out of strange places?! Ha ha!

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    1. Many thanks for your comment and visiting my blog. I am going over to see your blog now :-)

      Amanda :-)

  8. What an adorable flock! I love punk chick!

  9. Oh my goodness...they are pure sweetness! Makes me wish I could follow patterns better! They are SUPER cute! Makes me smile first thing this morning! Enjoy your week! Hugs, Diane

  10. They are fabulous... I like the way their characters seem to have developed. Hope your are enjoying your Easter break, Jx

  11. Super chicks, lovely little gifts, no wonder they all loved them. Have a good Easter xcx

  12. OOhh Amanda - they are just sooooo gorgeous & sweet. You have done an amazing job & I love how you have named some of them as their characters develoP!! Have a wonderful Easter Amanda. Julie xx

  13. Wow, they are so beautiful, what an amazing and sweet gift.
    Love the stunning eyes.
    Happy Easter!

  14. They are so cute! Such a sweet little flock :)
    Helen xox

  15. Oh my how adorable are these little chicks. You've been very busy, my friend, XOXO


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Amanda :-)

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