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"Chicken Jungle" is the name of my garden, where I once raised a flock of free range hens. I don't actually have chickens at the present moment, but their influence is still there in the fertile dirt. It's a jungle - a tangle of native plants, shrubs, weeds and occasional vegetables. . I admired how they zestfully seized every single scrap they came across and immediately put it to good use. Like the chickens, I like to do things from scratch with bits and scraps of all kinds, including things that would ordinarily get thrown away. I first started stashing fabric scraps and sewing patchwork items in the 1970's when I was around 12 years old, and ever since then I've been saving every kind of scrap under the sun. Not only fabric scraps.but old.buttons and lace, rickrack, old sequins,beads, charms, old bottles and bits of weathered glass, seashells, old china (whole and in pieces) and countless tiny what-nots. I like to use seashells…

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  • Female
  • Born on August 14
  • Joined February 17, 2013

Favorite materials

Vintage fabrics, some modern fabrics, hundred percent cotton quilt batting, colored hemp cord, interesting natural items like shells, driftwood, plant materials, various assorted doodads, I love experimenting with unusual materials when I have the chance

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Colorful chicken dolls and doorstops and...

About

"Chicken Jungle" is the name of my garden, where I once raised a flock of free range hens. I don't actually have chickens at the present moment, but their influence is still there in the fertile dirt. It's a jungle - a tangle of native plants, shrubs, weeds and occasional vegetables. . I admired how they zestfully seized every single scrap they came across and immediately put it to good use. Like the chickens, I like to do things from scratch with bits and scraps of all kinds, including things that would ordinarily get thrown away. I first started stashing fabric scraps and sewing patchwork items in the 1970's when I was around 12 years old, and ever since then I've been saving every kind of scrap under the sun. Not only fabric scraps.but old.buttons and lace, rickrack, old sequins,beads, charms, old bottles and bits of weathered glass, seashells, old china (whole and in pieces) and countless tiny what-nots. I like to use seashells whenever I can get to the beach. I also love doing things with the plants growing in my real Chicken Jungle, such as making grapevine wreaths and dried flower arrangements, and dyeing fabrics with plant dyes. I love making unusual succulent plant pots and macrame plant hangers, and planting them with cacti and succulents from my garden.

Macrame has a special place in my heart because my dad taught me how to do it long ago....he taught me how to make plant hangers using the same knots he used while he was in the Navy in the South Pacific in World War II. I enjoy carrying on that legacy from him. I experiment with various natural fibers, and I like to combining macrame it with beads or shells to make unusual plant hangers and hanging macrame lanterns.

I recently found a great website on chickens - http://www.backyardchickens.com/ It is a very informative and entertaining place to learn more about chickens . If you like chickens, I recommend it!

I offer free shipping on 2nd item ordered and each additional item (when it is ordered at the same time as the first item)

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