It's been FOREVER since I've blogged! Time has just been going by so fast these last few months. Anyway, I finally got a chance to sit down and sew up a little something fun to share. My friend Virginia of Gingercake recently published her second book, Pretty Birds - 18 Simple Projects to Sew and Love and sent a copy over for me to check out. The book includes instructions and pattern pieces to make adorable birds such as owls, chicks, doves, bluebirds, canaries, flamingos, and many more. I chose to make penguins - thought they would be fun for the kiddo. Turns out I was right - she absolutely loves them. I finally feel redeemed as my past attempts to make handmade toys weren't so well received!
The book calls for using wool felt for details such as beaks and feet but unfortunately I did not have any on hand. I did have some yellow interlock that I interfaced so it wouldn't stretch much and used that instead. I think it worked out well! I used some scrap fabric for the face, back, and wings and used some organic knit sherpa for the belly on both penguins. This was a super quick project - I think sewing on the button eyes took the most amount of time.
Winner has been contacted!