Sunday, October 3, 2010

more guilt induced crafting: a penguin

This fuzzily-photographed penguin is based on this lovely pattern with some details inspired by Harry's penguin-shaped (!) nebulizer.  I made it in about half an hour, in classic kid-on-the-lap fashion:  raw edges, no ironing, and zero attention to detail.  I'd be very satisfied with myself if somebody would play with it, even for a single minute.  Alas, most of the toys I make really underwhelm my kids, which is actually to say that they underwhelm Joseph--the babies are content to play with garbage/laundry/lint so I'm not taking their interest as a ringing endorsement.

6 comments:

nonficwriter said...

I think that penguin is actually quite cute! Good job!

Not Hannah said...

Maybe you should make a penguin OUT OF LINT...think of the possibilities.

(My wv was "pedbug." Pretty sure that's an omen.)

Mz M said...

Penguins are my favorite!

Christina Bunton said...

Very cute.

Kira said...

Has Joseph reached a stage where he's happy to play with something that is destined for someone else? Tell him that the penguin is for Ravi and test it out. I can guarantee that if I'm cutting out felt hearts or leaf shapes to add to someone else's longies or apples for the playfood swap, Ravi will play with them for days. He's also claimed that he's "taking care of the baby toys for Vir" until he is older. Hilarious.

Karen said...

Kira, that's brilliant. Joseph says things like "I'm playing with this for Violet" etc.