the other day I was reading this tutorial at mesewcrazy.com and my 7 yo asked me to make him the cooler than cool penguin there.
So the other day I took the five youngest children to Joann Fabrics (which was an adventure, let me tell you) and the 4 younger boys each picked out fabric for me to make them pajama pants and we got some black, white and red fleece to create this cute little guy. (Red because *E* wanted it to look like a particular type of penguin.)
I printed the pattern and cut everything out the other day, followed the first couple of steps and realized I had no eyes for the poor guy which meant I had to take a break.
Today I went down to the dungeon/ sewing area and spent about an hour putting this baby together. I didn't do everything exactly like the tutorial. I left off the embroidery around the belly and I didn't make a hat for him, but isn't that the joy of making things, taking creative license?
I am so thankful for the creative people who share their nifty projects and ideas. I am inspired and it encourages me to try all sorts of new things. If you share your cool ideas, thank you!