What a great weekend! We had some rain too! Lovely rain, now hopefully the grass goes green again! I did get a little time to sew in between all the time out. I decided on Penguin Parade from Melly & Me. Quite cute. Quite simple. I did it a little differently to the pattern though. The pattern uses freezer paper. I just find that stuff a waste of time! But that's just me. So I made up plastic templates for the body piece as well as the rest. These are pretty simple though. Just takes time if you are hand stitching all the pieces on. I did. I don't have blanket stitch on my sewing machine so I have to hand sew. But that's OK, it uses up embroidery thread of which I have rather a LOT! I also didn't put the heart on the tummies. I wanted to show off the fabrics instead. The feet & tummy pieces are scraps, mostly from the quilt top I made the other day. Had them sitting there so used them. The eyes & beak I used felt for as well, rather than fabric. So that's my take on the penguins. BJ picked his tummy fabric. The spots. DJ got the one on the left & mine is the centre one. Needed one a bit more florally for me. Quite cute & yet more toys around the house but oh well, as usual I love the reaction of the boys. Even DJ was excited when I gave him his. His expressions were lovely, so I have to imagine that he was being thankful in his baby ways & appreciative of a toy mummy made him.