Anywho, I finally got Bear's done! I ran out of the thread color I was using to embroider a little cowboy boot next to his name and wasn't sure when I was going to be able to actually find the exact color, since the store I bought it at is no loner selling thread. Then school started for us, and that didn't go so well, so I had to rearrange everything... blah blah blah.
Well I finally got it done. I am not as happy with the boot, but there you go. Move on. You will see I opted for the same brown as his name, trying to make it all meld together. You know, an attempt to make it look like I didn't do the rest of the boot in blue on purpose. Oh, I probably should have said anything, huh? Anyway, Bear loved it. He hugged it and then ran to his room to lay on it for a little while. He then informed me I should have used penguins. He likes penguins.
Can't please everyone all of the time, I suppose. Humpf.
Aside from making pillowcases. I made a skirt. I took some of the leftover fabric from Sweet Pea and Buttercup's pillowcases and made Sweet Pea her birthday skirt. This was so easy and I was rewarded with big smiles! No mention of penguins at all.
I basically sewed the two strips together, made a tube, and then sewed in the elastic. I did do an extra fancy stitch over the place where I sewed the two fabrics together, for stability and a little extra something.
There are probably fancy terms for all of this, but I don't know them! Anyway, she loved it and so do I! I wish I had more to make one for Buttercup. I might have to go down to JoAnn's and pick some up soon!