there is really no telling, of the things I make, what is going to be a hit with the boys. they love their t-shirts and quilts but the bucket hats…meh.
that is why I am so happy to introduce pepper the penguin, a much beloved new member of the family.
I find pepper tucked under a blanket in the playroom and I find pepper at the bottom of a pile of stuffed animals. it’s a good sign. pepper is in the mix and having quite a few secret adventures.
this is the first true-blue stuffed animal I have made and I have to say it’s really exciting to make a stuffed animal and have it look, well, like a real stuffed animal! the pattern is from abby glassenberg design and I was lucky enough to be a pattern tester for this pattern.
the good news is the complete pattern was released today and it’s an exciting 2-in-1 pattern with pepper in fabric or crochet. abby obviously knows her stuff when it comes to making softies and her patterns prove it…this one was clear and thorough even in draft form. now, I am tempted to make a shark and shake things up for old pepper, just kidding…I am only tempted, that’s all.
pepper was actually such a hit that C wanted one too. he has very specific ideas about how his penguin needed to dress. I had to take notes, he insisted. it turned out very, ahem, colorful. they are pretty good friends these two, pepper and pepper.