Another Christmas gift post! I realized I mentioned but neglected to share photos of the stuffed penguin I made for my son for Christmas. He has a small one (that cost a small fortune) from the New England Aquarium, so this one is “Penguiny’s Mommy.” (pronounced Pen-GWEEN-ee in case you were wondering).
The pattern is McCall’s 5780, which only has two pattern pieces. That didn’t mean it was simple, however. Most of my trouble was due to the very soft but sheds-like-crazy fabric I used.
The other bird I made was for a friend of mine who is obsessed with playing Angry Birds on his iPad. I’ve never played it, but when I saw this tutorial at Obsessively Stitching, I knew I had to make one of the birds for my friend. It was a big hit. Within hours, he had changed his Facebook profile picture to a photo showing the bird sitting on his shoulder. Something was wrong with my camera the day I took this picture, so please check out the link above for better pictures!