I don't want to over-share personal information when you're really here to read about felt ornaments! Suffice it to say that my husband and I are in the process of adopting a 12 year-old girl from foster care and she's a big fan of penguins. I have
ridiculously high reasonable expectations about her level of excitement for all things Christmas -- particularly ornaments. It seemed obvious to a) start her a collection of felt ornaments and b) make her first one a penguin. Percival it is!
Definitely not the most exciting of the Carolyn DeAngelis patterns, but still pretty darn cute! I think Mariah will like him . . . . especially the earmuffs, done in her favorite shade of turquoise.