It's my berf-day. I'm 35, and you know what?
But we'll get back to that in a minute. First, check out these trouble makers.
Their imperfection is so yummy, I could eat it with a spoon. When I spotted this variation on Pinterest, I got goosebumps.
(when I get excited, I shiver. don't ask.)
I mean COME ON. Scrumptious.
I clicked over to check out Jill's directions and she even had a free printable template. And, obviously, some kind of special kool-aid (that I must have sipped) because I got the notion that I could TOTALLY DO THIS. Especially since I already had this thrift store shirt that I scored for 99 cents. I snatched it up even though it was a small, because hello? Cute, stripe-y and perfect for layering.
The time was now.
I took my template and some scissors (that I could use just fine, even with my non-small hands) and went to work.
I opted out of adding feet because they gave me too much trouble, and instead of felt arms and back, I used bits of leftover black apron fabric and some denim. Because everyone knows I can't throw away worn out jeans.
I left the top of the pocket open so it's still functional. Maybe a tooth fairy pillow? A place to keep worms dug up from the backyard? Whatever you want it to be. The "Room of Requirement" of penguins. In this case, I needed it to be a baby gift.
Now that y'all are experts in wrapping, you recognize my madness. An initial and scrapbook paper carries on the denim/black & white theme without being....themey. He can travel in style to his new home.
Speaking of traveling, did I mention Mr. Penguin had a friend?
He does. Or at least he did, before I split them up. Since it's MY BIRTHDAY, I hereby decree that it's present time. FOR YOU.
Leave me a comment telling me your favorite color (or whatever else you want - I'm not picky), and I'll randomly pick a winner to get a penguin and a piece of birthday cake.
Okay, no cake. But yes to the penguin.
Open through midnight on Sunday, Nov. 20th.