penguin

3 May

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This penguin was the first Easter present to be completed. As mentioned previously, I used this pattern by DIYFluffies on etsy.

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I cheaped out when I was buying the fabric, so she(?) came out quite a bit rounder than intended in the pattern. The local chain fabric store isn’t keen on cutting in anything but quarter-yard increments, and I really only needed maybe 3 inches more than a quarter yard to cut with the grain as specified in the pattern so I couldn’t quite bring myself to go up to a half yard. I don’t mind chubby stuffed animals, so I figured I’d just rotate the pieces slightly. This was actually nothing to do with price, but more with my inability to use fleece for anything but stuffed animals. I still have a bunch leftover from Christmas, but all in barely usable sized scraps.

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The pattern went together pretty easily, and even with my refusal to pay attention to grainlines I think it turned out well. A little rounder than intended, but pretty cute nonetheless.

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The kids are all more than old enough to be trusted not to try to eat the eyes off of their toys, so I decided to use interesting buttons as eyes. (It’s also worth noting that I sew those suckers on as though I’m going to be using them as anchors when spelunking, so they’re probably not coming off.) The penguin got these clear jewel-looking ones. I was kind of afraid they’d end up looking creepy, but I think they work.

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Though from that particular angle they do look a might menacing.

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One Response to “penguin”

  1. Melody July 20, 2012 at 8:41 pm #

    Love him!

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