Averia, that was my favorite pattern, too, when my girls were toddlers. Comes together so quickly and easily and yet looks so cute when worn, plus it's easy to embellish with applique, laces, ribbons, buttons, embroidery, piping, patch pockets, etc. and can be reversible.
My daughters made donations in my name to charities I support. And dh hates to shop so he gave me loads of cash to spend at JoAnns and Michaels (my homes away from home). I bought paper punches, dies, ink pads, a Cricut cartridge, pads of paper, yarn, storage for thin dies, clear stamps, washi tape, and fabric. Terrible since I'm suppose to be destashing, but wonderful new toys to work with!
For our extended family, I made two infinity scarves, a set of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle pillowcases, a fabric storybook, two tutus, 5 bandana aprons, a hat and scarf set for a nephew and for his sister, a hat, scarf, and fingerless gloves. Then I gave each of our daughters a scrapbook, a box of embellishments, and a case of scrapbook papers with some ready to finish layouts and the commitment to get together to work on the scrapbooks on a regular basis throughout the coming year.
lol somebody has to keep these young whippersnappers in line!
Since I'm 'ancientofdays' and out-age you, I think that's MY job! But I can see that there may be a real need for two of us. Some of these fence sitters and tempters definitely need our assistance getting on the right side of the fence (and finalizing their lists before SUs end).