Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Meet Poor Pathetic Chicky

Oh, yeah, he is as ugly as sin, but you should have seen him when I first got him. All the stuffing was as flat as a pancake. It was Flat Stanley flat.   Kiefer handed him to me saying, "Can you fix this?"  Chicky is Jordan's stuffy from her baby days.  It is made of a nylon-type fabric that is so worn you can see through it in places. With all the holes, tears, and open seams, I didn't really know where to start trying to put him back together.

I found this to be a daunting task.  I feared ruining something that was really important to Jordan. (Stop laughing,  Sandra.)  After staring at it and thinking about it for a few weeks, I realized I could not possibly make it any worse! I mean really!  

 So, the surgery began. I decided against removing the wings for restuffing because the fabric is so thin. Just look at that pathetic see-through head.  I tried to fix a few of the "open wounds" on his head with darning--not my strong suit. I cannot tell you how many times I started restuffing Chicky only to find yet another hole or seam needing repair.

I finally got most of the damage repaired including getting this leg sewn back on which was a major PITA.

 Let's be honest, though.  Chicky is one ugly dude--sorry, Jordan.

I made him the blanket thinking it would help.  I know, I know, it just further emphasizes his shabbiness.


I think it's time for the talk about keeping memories and photos instead of dead toys.  Oh, wait a minute!  Kiefer and Jordan moved to the new apartment.  Chicky is going to their house!  Yay!  Problem solved. 


  1. Ummmmmmmmmmmmm yeah that thing is fugly. FUGLY! But awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww @ momma chick for fixing himi - even though you must have shuddered with each and every stitch. Gotta love a well loved lovey!!! The blanket is sweet - it would be sweeter if you put it right_on_top_of_that_monstrous_beast_from_the_depths_of_hell :)

    I'll dig out the boys' bankies and post a picture - they're ... special :D

  2. ... and himi would be him. I was still shaking from my first view of Chicky :D

  3. That would have been nerve wracking. Much easier to sew one from scratch. I think I would have said that the tears, holes, etc, were all part of the memories, hoping to get out of it.