She dug through an ancient sewing basket of scraps that Auntie Jess had acquired from her grandma many years ago. (Gee, did that make Jess sound "ancient"? It was the basket, though, that was ancient... it had been mine many years before that. My very first sewing basket, in fact. Yep, that's ancient! Or I guess the word is "vintage" these days. Ha.)
This is what the finished project looked like:
The buttons were new, though, as was the fleece on the back side. Everything else came from that basket. Recognize anything, Jess?
I quickly stitched it all together with the sewing machine, in order to get it finished before Daddy came to pick her up. Almost made it! But he was patient and waited till Courtney had stuffed it (her first experience using a forceps) and I sewed the hole shut and had a very fast photo shoot.
I realized as I was editing the photos that I forgot to stitch on the mouth. Apparently Courtney didn't notice it, either. Oh, well... there wasn't room for it, anyway... and it looks fine without it, right? ;)
Speaking of a mouth... Miss C had to do a silly pose, too (terrible lighting). :)