I found a fabulous little book called "Pretty Little Cozies" that has patterns and instructions for making cozies for an amazing variety of things. The one that really interested me was the cover piece - a cozy for a french press coffee maker.
But they used a totally patchwork background with folk-art flowerpots, butterflies, etc. I really wanted to do a chicken theme for my D-I-L. Unfortunately, chicken fabric seems to be 'out of fashion' this season so I ended up drawing my own birds, cutting them out of a variety of fabrics and stitching them to an 'egg' printed background. I did applique decorative stitching with embroidery thread.
So, here's the piece in whole:
This is how it will look on the press, Viewing the side with the two hens.
This is the side with the rooster:
Her is a closeup of the hens. You can see the stitching better in this shot. Notice that the hens have blue beads for their eyes and I gave the lower girl a few 'seed beads' to peck at.
Here is the closeup of the rooster. He is much more colorful than the ladies! Notice the green fabric I used for 'grass'. Love this!
Hope you enjoy!