With Jack and the Beanstalk on my mind, I created something called the Golden Hen Rattle. I took the hen design from my fabric and turned it into a three dimensional object, my favorite part is the feathered tail. I love how it cascades out. I’m also delighted with the color combinations, the yellows, blues, greens and coral blends well in a baby room. I started with one bird, but ended up making a brood of them.
As I was brainstorming on this project, I thought I would make a pincushion but decided on a baby rattle instead. I searched online hoping to find some type of noise maker to enclose in my hen, but I didn’t find anything I liked. Then I started to think outside the box, something earth friendly, then it clicked, my little secret…a TIC TAC case! I filled it halfway with seed beads and secured the top with tape so there’s no way it will open. Since I recycled something, I didn’t spend a dollar, something I love doing.
I decided to keep one of these pretty little hens for myself, minus the noise maker. Instead, I added a little weight by using plastic pallets. I keep him at my sewing workstation as a pincushion. To check out more of my Jack and the Beanstalk Rollout go to Rollout #1 or Rollout #2.
You can find The Golden Hen Rattle pattern on my Etsy store. For $8.00 you can buy a downloadable pdf or
for $8.00 you can get a copy shipped to you. TIP TIME: I like using cardstock when printing all templates. Feel free to share your thoughts on this pattern and I would love to see what you create, don’t forget to share!