Saturday, November 16, 2013

walk this way...

i'm sure that's just what these little critters would be saying...

as they teeter along holding on to their wreaths
it's kind of hard to get a good grip with a flippery-type of wing you know


the pattern is from the cheswick company and was quick and easy - the hat being the fiddliest part, the feet being the most fun


i deviated from the instructions for the hat and feet, choosing to make the  former from fabric rather than paper, and making the feet with black fabric and glue instead of painting white muslin and felt


they all stand upright rather well but do look as if they are off kilter and ready to tumble - i kind of think that's half their charm

the pattern names him barnaby but the one below will be oliver

doesn't he look like he's asking for more?


i'm not sure i want to part with them, they have such personality

it's funny when you make them

each step, each addition changes them and as you go, you see their character develop

making just the right nose, getting their eyes going in just the right direction, all determine just how expressive they can be


way more fun than landing in a barrel of pickled herring!

18 comments:

deanna7trees said...

i think i hear them singing. they are just delightful. love the printed hat.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

They are such a jolly bunch, each with their own personality. I'd not want to part with them either. You did a lovely job as always.

Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

Celestina Marie said...

How adorable!! What a darling group of friends. Each have their own personality. You are an incredible designer.
Have a special Sunday.
Hugs

Marj Talbot said...

What fun - they are great and hope you keep at least one for yourself. They look as if they're stumbling along - really cute and nice. Great job!!

oldgreymare said...

This troop is adorable! They do look like they are about to tumble in a clown parked car kind of way.. you must make a crew for yourself also because these will certainly sell..

Shirley said...

Good Morning Jillayne, They are so adorable and look just like they are stumbling along. I love the character of each one that you made. They are awesome. Have a wonderful day. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

Suztats said...

Oh, they are so cute! Look like they're wobblers......lol

Wendy said...

They are adorable. The two in the bottom photo definitely look like they've been at a bottle of Scotch!

Dorthe said...

So lovely and sweet they are dear Jillayne , -I love your friend Oliver with his beautiful hat, and looking so cute ...yes my friend, you have to keep one? for yourself, you can`t part with Oliver!!
Thank you for your so kind comment , so very sweet of you,- thank`s.
Hugs from Dorthe

karen said...

wow....seems everyone is in festive mode!!!
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Createology said...

Happy Feet and uber adorable. Yes, each one has its very own penguinality and is super cute. Your stitching really makes them come to life. Jillayne it is wonderful to see you creating. Creative Stitching Bliss Dear...

Laura said...

Brenna is a penguin FANATIC so I will most definitely need to special order one of these bad boys for Christmas, please and thank you!!

lynn said...

those penguins are adorable... and im sure all your projects will be great for the sale.. take time for you... and enjoy the season..
sending big hugs
lynnl

Brynwood Needleworks said...

What sweet, little penguins, Jillayne! I agree with your...their wonky demeanor is half their charm. Adorable.
xoxo
Donna

KW said...

Too cute, I'm thinking you took their flasks away for the photo shoot.....

Alisa said...

Oh good grief... how darling are they?!! So much character.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Oh my gosh, they are adorable Jillayne! And Oliver is a perfect name for him :O) Deb

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

I love them!