I made Pumpkin a poncho which kind of reminds me of Sherlock Holmes in pink. I used a discontinued pattern and then altered it by cutting it up the front and adding three inches to each front piece to fold under to make a facing for the buttons/buttonholes.
Because the fleece was a plaid and I wanted the plaid to match up, I had to add three inches to the back also. I wasn' t really planning on that little detail so I was getting pretty frustrated (okay. . . extremely frustrated ), but finally decided to make a pleat in the center back to allow for the extra 3 inches.
I ended up really liking the pleat because it adds to the Sherlock Holmes look we've got going on here.
Pumpkin also really liked the drawing pad/ crayon holder. She was mostly quiet during church, and I think mostly quiet is pretty good. Hopefully it will continue. . .
What are your favorite gifts to make? I'm starting to think about Christmas and would love more ideas.