Gingercake’s Penguin Pillow review

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I made Charlotte a pretty flippin’ cute penguin pillow the other day…and I think it’s safe to say she’s in love….you’ll see. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I used this lovely pattern from my sponsor, Gingercake Patterns and Design.


The flannel I got from Joann’s-they had it on sale a few weeks back for $2 a yard-love that kind of a deal! Sadie called dibs when she saw me sewing it up, and when I told her it was for Charlotte she didn’t like that. Seeing as her bed is full of mommy-made softies, I think Miss C deserves one of her own! (Speaking of Sadie’s bed, I finally finished her quilt! pics to come soon!)

I think she agrees! She loved pointing out the penguin’s nose! (You can kinda see where her scar is going to be too…darn)

The pattern was very well written and a quick sew-I think I had it finished in less than 2 hours, start to finish. I love how the darts add shape to the head and cute little bottom, too!

ย HUG!

She was one happy girl! ๐Ÿ˜€


  1. how cute.xx

  2. two cute lovely baby! well done:) super penguin!


  4. Keep putting merderma on that scar. It will fade. (You have to do it 3 times a day for a good long while though, like 60 or 90 days?) She is still cute as a button though!

  5. Holy smokes, that is one ca-ute little gal. Can’t wait to see you guys next month!

    Ps. This is Joanna, in case you couldn’t tell by the “ca-ute”

  6. Hi, you have to honor the days of the craftsman here in Brazil! Go on! Congratulations!

  7. Such a cute little penguin and Charlotte. ๐Ÿ™‚ My daughter cut her head open really bad a year and a half ago. I just kept putting mederma on it twice a day and you can hardly even see the scar anymore. I was so worried about it. It’s quite big and right in between her eyes. Mederma works wonders!

  8. oh gosh, this is just ridiculously cute, jess. between the penguin and your charlotte, i’m not sure i can handle it!!

  9. SO CUTE!!!!!

  10. utterly adorable!! Penguins are my favourite, I’d be fighting with my kids over this!! I’d have to make 3!!

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  12. Too totally cute! Both the penguin and Miss C, who will probably not have a noticeable scar, she’s young!

  13. Oh My Gosh! This is the cutest little girl – (the penguin looks good too). Good Job!

  14. What a snuggly penguin!

  15. you did a great job! I am so glad you liked the pattern ๐Ÿ™‚ Charlotte looks like she is cuddling up perfectly! Thanks so much Jess!

  16. what a cute pillow pattern. It’s going on my list of things I want to try some day. Wish I’d known about the flannel sale at Joann’s …

  17. so….cuteeeeeee!

  18. Thanks for sharing this! I have a friend expecting her first little “bundle” in Oct. and her nursery is penguins…. This cutie will fit right in ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Hi Jess! Though I don’t comment much, your blog is one of my favorites, even though I’m a card designer! Your girls are the most adorable and Charlotte’s cheeks make me smile, especially the last photo on this post….I’ve shared it with so many people….that is pure happiness on her face!!! Anyhoo…just wanted to let you know that you have inspired me to make a penguin pillow, even though I haven’t sewn anything from a pattern in 30 years!!!! If you’d like to see it, my blog post is
    Thanks for sharing your talents, your goofiness :), and your adorable girls with us! God bless!

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