|Cutest Penguin Pendant|
Wait, what's that you say? I HAVE talked about penguins? At length?
Great. Well. I guess I have nothing to add, then. Not really.
I actually made this particular penguin as the start of a bookmark, but since I usually make the pattern with the beads running the other way, making a short and chubby penguin, it took a long time before I could look at this guy and not picture one of my other ones being run over with a steam roller. Which is a pretty painful image, and the main reason this guy didn't end up as a bookmark.
It's bad enough sewing their eyes on; the first eye is just a bead, but that second eye always creeps me out a bit because I'm sewing through a creature's eye. So stabbing this poor, defenseless bird through the eye--and THEN RUNNING HIM OVER WITH A STEAMROLLER--was more than I could handle.