Monday, July 20, 2009

Sock Penguin

Can you believe it?! I think I'm going crazy making all these sock toys for my son... But, I just can't seem to help it... I get these ideas in my head and I think, "Oooh! I can make this animal next!" So, here's my newest animal... Sock penguin. I didn't use a book or a pattern or anything. Just my silly imaginative brain... And, the good news about the penguin is that he only required one sock! However, I did use some pieces of felt for his tummy, beak and feet, and the fish... I am trying to make these animals look a little bit less pathetic, but I am still new at this, so I'm sure they will get better in time. :) 

So, it seems that penguins are my son's favorite animal thus far... Here's how it happened: I was at the store with my mom one day when my son was about 6 months old, and there was a display of all these cute little stuffed animals, Webkinz I think. I thought he might like the polar bear or the rooster, but he was very interested in the penguin, probably since it was black and white. So, I bought the penguin for him. Now he can't sleep without it. It's his "security blanket". So, in case something happens to that penguin, I bought another one that I keep in a drawer, so hopefully he'll never be without his favorite penguin. Anyways, I thought I'd make him a special penguin too. He doesn't like the sock penguin nearly as much as the store-bought one, but he still plays with it a little bit... It was my husband's idea to add the fish. He always has an opinion on anything I make. :) I think it's cute that he wants to be involved. 

Anyways, enjoy! 



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10 comments:

Multiple personalities.. said...

Stopping by from SITs...I think your home-penguin is adorable, and the fish really adds something special to him. Have a great SITs day!

Jeve (aka John and Steve) said...

Very adorable. Did you hear about the penguins from a German zoo adopting a surrogate egg? It's not a joke I promise. Just thought I'd share.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/unleashed/2009/06/gay-penguin-dads-in-german-zoo-hatch-chick.html

Mama Mel said...

Jeve: Thanks for the link! I did hear about this a while ago and I think it's very cool! :)

thatgirlblogs said...

he has a very friendly look about him. good job!

visiting from sits - have a great day!

Night Owl Mama said...

U are so creative thats too cute

WhisperingWriter said...

Stopping by from SITs.

That is too cute. My husband loves penguins.

Rhonda said...

That's really cute! And great idea on the penguin stash! Except he will probably notice it doesn't smell. My daughter was ANAL about us not washing her Red Teddy, because it would lose its stink!! lol

Thanks for stopping by my bog today! I had a lot of fun!

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hyltonta said...

I love this sock toy for several reasons: I love penguins, I love how adorable it is, and I love that it's homemade.

Megan said...

So cute! I've never seen a sock penguin before and I think you did a great job creating one!