My first made thing of 2012:
superhero cape, my daughter naturally asked for one. And really, I've been remiss in not making her one sooner, since she's been wearing one or the other of her brothers' initials on her back for a while now. First she said blue, but when it came right down to it, she wanted a red one, too. So one day last week while her brothers were at a movie with dad, she and I went to buy some more red fabric. She picked out the fat quarters for the shield and her initial, too. Monday afternoon, I sewed. It was all done but the Velcro at the neck closure, which I sewed on by hand Monday night while she was in bed. When it was done, I hung it on her doorknob. She came into my room Tuesday morning holding it.
"My cape! Thank you for hanging it on my door handle." Then she asked me to put it on her.
Of course, when a super hero is wearing a cape, she needs to run.
Although if you ask nicely, she will stop for a second.
It might look like a cape, but what I really make is smiles. :)