I tried to tell my husband that we should keep this set and make it a big brother and a new baby gift for our little one. No, we're not expecting. This was my futile attempt to encourage my husband for round 2. I thought for sure a cute little penguin toy would totally convince him. No luck. He apparently is not swayed by penguins. So, this is a mama and baby penguin instead. Here it is:
this skirt. I basically just had the idea in my head and went to town. I appliqued the belly and nose on. I embroidered the eyes. The feet and the arms are stuffed with a birdseed bag, as I find arms and legs keep their shape better with a little stiffness. I tied a few strands of yarn in a knot for hair. I added velcro on the arms of each bird. I stuffed and finished the seam with a slip stitch. It really was a pretty easy project. I actually made a pattern this time around too, in case I want to make it again.