Scott needs a home. He is a creation of mine, born of necessity and I have no more use of him. Cruel, I know, but there is only so much space in La Maison Tialys.
When we first started our ‘breakaway’ sewing group, I was under pressure to come up with a project. I’d just seen a tutorial to make a penguin, suggested it to the others and off we went. Now, he’s not the normal sort of thing I make for my shop and, in any case, you can’t make these to sell – it is written. So now, like Dr. Frankenstein, I am rejecting my creation and, because I am not heartless and don’t want to consign him to wandering the wastelands, I am offering him to you.
He isn’t perfect by any means – after all, most of the time I was chatting (badly, in French) and using an unfamiliar machine – but he is free to a good home and he has a certain chilly charm. If you want to give him to a child, it should be alright but you might want to snip his little button eyes off first – ouch!
By the way, despite looking gigantinormous in the photo, he is only about 25cm (9-10 inches) tall so you won’t have to move anybody out of the spare bedroom or anything.
Anyway, should you wish Scott to come and live at your house, just leave a comment below and I’ll have a ‘pick out of the hat’ ceremony, let’s say on Sunday, 25th March. Make sure I know how to get hold of you as last time I had a giveaway the winner disappeared into cyberspace and I had to give the prize to the runner up.
By the way – if you want to make one yourself – you can find the free tutorial here http://www.purlbee.com/purl-bee-penguin/
(p.s. Hee hee – I thought Scott (as in Scott of the Antarctic) was a good name but, as I typed in the title, I realised that was a better pun! Sorry, just thinking out loud and finding myself amusing)