Friday, January 13, 2012

Because Laughter is Good....

and I still haven't found my groove, and the Hancock's of Paducah catalogue is sitting right here on my desk.

Some times you just have to wonder what goes through the minds of creative people.  I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall when they pitched their ideas to the fabric companies.

Donkey is in the rain is just so....pedestrian...don't you think?!

Jack & Jenny Donkey Galoshes Grass #K 12529 47

Jack & Jenny Rainboots Grass #K12530 37

Jack & Jenny Raindrops Grass Green #K 12531 47
It also comes in a pink and green colorway.  I want to see this fabric in the next Kaufman challenge.  Heck, I want to be in that challenge just so I can have an "excuse" to make something with this delightfully silly fabric.

I grew up next door to a chicken farmer.  I spent many hours entertained by my cats as they watched the hens in the corn field.  I also spent many hours in a vain attempt to teach the chickens how to fly.  Catapulting them from see saws and dropping them from trees did no good in aiding them in their aeronautic education.  It didn't damage the chickens - their wings, although lousy for flying make adequate parachutes - but it may have had something to do with the large number of double yolks we got.  Check out these fancy fowl...

Chick Chick Dotted Hens Daisies Country # K 11952 276

Chick Chick Farmyard Chicken Suzani Country #K 11953 276

Chick Chick Country Daisy Blooms Sky #K 11954 63
 Again - you can get these funny fowl in bright pink and green too.  Hey....wait for it...

Chick Chick Dotted Hens Daisies Summer #K 11952 193

Get Together Pig Toss Chartreuse #PW DW 065 CHARTREUSE
A green eggs and ham quilt!  Ooh, I'm silly today.  (Silly is better than depressed.  I hope I'm cracking someone up besides myself.)

As long as I'm acting like a first grader....doesn't this quilt look like someone has been playing with pencils?

Satsuki Japanese Seville Bright Quilt Kit #K 11991 195 QK

I'd love to see it done in bright colors against a background that has thin lines on it - like notebook paper - or maybe even one of the fabrics that has handwritten words on it, or the sketches from Moda Etchings.

Etchings Antique Architecture Charcoal #M 4060 15

One more before I go to lunch....

I have long been an admirer of toile.  It appeals to the closet girlie girl in me.  It is always so delicate and calm, serene even.  Occasionally you see a toile that has unconventional images or colors.  I remember one, about 17 years ago (eek), that depicted Tom Sawyer.  My favorite bit was of little boys skinny dipping.  Nothing hinky...just boys in a pond with their clothes draped over a bush.  It was very subtle, and unless you stopped to really look at the drawings (and how many people actually do that?!) you would never have noticed.

Civil Rights Toile #TT 8955 WHITE
This is the first time I've seen a toile with stick people.   Please do not be offended that I find it funny.  It has nothing to do with the topic of the toile.  I've never seen civil rights fabric either and think that is kind of cool, although I don't know that I would ever use it.  I don't know that I would ever use the donkeys in golashes either.


carol fun said...

I LOVE fabrics that have animals in clothes - don't know why but I just do- LOL! As for the dotty chickens I absolutely must get some - my blog is called The Polka Dot Chicken - this fabric was made for me!

Lynne said...

The donkeys were my absolute favourite! Thanks for the laugh - DD and I both enjoyed it!