Friday, January 2, 2015

handmade gifts 2014: penguin ornaments for thing 1 and thing 2


My last handmade gift post for 2014. Two more penguin ornaments, this time for my two sweet girls. They get such a huge kick out of decorating the tree with special ornaments and I can't believe I haven't made them more. It warmed the cockles of my heart to hear them oohing and ahhing over last year's princesses as they came out of storage this year.


This short, fat one is for my youngest girl. As I made her I imagined she's a very girly, pink-wearing, sweet eating sort of penguin and refuses to go anywhere without her stuffed polar bear, Mr Bibbins. She's wobbling around on her first pair of ice skates and very proud of that.


This taller pengy is for my oldest. I imagine her as a more patient and adventurous 12 year old sort of penguin who likes to ice fish and gaze into sunsets as the wind ruffles her feathers. Her momma makes her take her pesky little sister along on all her outings. Such is the life of a preteen penguin.

These two were made in the same way as the earlier ones, with hand painted pinecones, painted wood beads, stiffened felt, and pipe cleaners. This time I added poms for feet and made the blades from tinsel pipe cleaners.


Here are my dear Things 1 and 2 getting some no doubt good advice from Santa. I hope they listened! They can talk to their therapist later about how their mom still takes them to get a picture with Santa.

So that's a wrap up of all the manic handmade gifting this year. I hope you all had a great new year's celebration. I've spent the day putting away all the Christmas things and orienting my brain into 2015. It's not taking very well. I need more egg nog! Who drank all the egg nog?

Oh yeah. That was me.

6 comments:

  1. You are so delightfully creative! Love your penguins and their tiny little toys!

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  2. How do you stiffen your felt? These are just adorable!

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    1. Hey, Jeannie! I purchased pre-stiffened sheets of craft felt from Michaels. They are probably available at your local craft store!

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  3. I love all your handmade ornaments, but these penguins are my favorite! Soooo sweet!

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    1. Hi, Karin, you are so nice! Thank you! I loved making them. Happy new year!

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