For the past few months I have been making baby quilts out of all of my odds and ends fabrics. Of course to complete them buying even more fabric was necessary. Now they are all done and I do have less fabric, that's a good thing, less clutter. So, in the process smaller pieces of fabric accumulated so I made yo-yos out of those bits. A few ideas came to mind but they ended up being a really colorful curtain for the window on my patio door. There are some left and the plan is to use them for a lamp shade when I find one that will work.
One of my cousins is pregnant and the baby shower is in a week. I debated what to do for her and finally decided on a Teddy Bear. I posted about this pattern previously but this time, my fabric selection is a bit different. From my favorite, the Goodwill, I got a denim curtain panel for 1.49. The fabric is really soft and was plenty to make two bears, one for another friend due later this year. Instead of just using the obvious 'front' of the fabric, I reversed some of it. It has a great two-toned effect. For an extra bit of interest I added a few patches on the bear. My cousin is waiting to find out if she is having a boy or girl, so with the denim it work for either. I still need to add a ribbon around the neck, but haven't found anything I like yet. Most likely it will be red or blue. Hope she likes it!