So, as always we have got the kids some books for christmas... this year I also decided that Ian's Oliver Jeffers Lost and Found book needed a Penguin friend to go with it. So I crocheted this wee guy up. I made him up as I went along and think with his fleecy tummy that he will do just rightly. I do love a coordinated gift.
On the subject of gitfs that have a theme. We got Ian this book too. I love the Red Ted Art Blog by Maggy. I follow her on Instagram too and she is one creative Mama. Following her idea on her blog for an art hamper we have also ordered a load of art and craft bits to go with it. I also got some walnuts for the nut based crafts in the book. But... walnuts are hard to crack cleanly in two. In fact it is driving me a bit bonkers. So far we have 2 useable walnut shells haha!
Oh! And the hat! I had some lovely tweed yarn I got on our summer trip to Ireland and have been meaning to make a hat for ages with it. Spurred on by seeing the lovely Heather in her wooly hat I got cracking and made a cosy hat just for me. And I even added a girly lacy flourish to the hat too. And I can honestly say that I am not talented at taking photos of myself so excuse the glaikit looking mirror selfie.