Did you know our Henry is penguin mad? No? Well, he is really is!

So when I saw the penguin family on Basic Grey’s booth at Quilt Market I couldn’t buy a pattern quickly enough.

I wanted a very simple, vintage look for my penguin- sorry! Henry’s penguin- so I dyed some wool blanket and just whip stitched the pieces together raw edges and all. I made the largest size, Peter and he was easily stitched in one evening.

Henry has been waiting for a whole 3 days for his penguin to be finished and this afternoon instead of working as planned I went and bought some stuffing and found some button eyes, sat down and got him done.

Penguin is waiting at the kitchen table for Henry to come home from school. I am waiting to see his reaction and my work will just have to wait that little bit longer (again).

But there won’t always be a penguin mad boy in the house will there?


6 Responses to “penguin”

  1. Plum Cox Says:
    November 14th, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Gorgeous! so full of character too! Planning my own penguin now (although not sure that she’ll be able to read a map!). Thanks for sharing!

  2. Dotty Says:
    November 14th, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Ah what a cute penguin and a lovely surprise for Henry! I bet Henry’s reaction was well worth delaying work for:)

  3. Dorothy Griffiths Says:
    November 14th, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    Janet I have fallen in love with this little fellow he is absolutely adore him, I am sure that Henry will be equally smitten. You are such a clever lady. Have a fabulous weekend
    Lots of love

  4. Lisa Says:
    November 18th, 2013 at 6:04 am

    He is simply adorable and I am sure already much loved. My son loves penguins too. We adopted one through the WWF for his birthday last year.

  5. PendleStitches Says:
    November 19th, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Who needs to be working when a penguin mad boy is waiting for his new pal! And such an adorable pal at that. Great job, as always.

  6. helen Robinson Says:
    February 28th, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    Wow, I bet Henry loved the penguin! I have heard how mad he is on penguins!

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