I decided to make capes for my nephews this year for Christmas. It was super easy and I know they'll get a lot of use out of them. I used flannel, because it was on sale mostly. I appliqued the monogram emblems together using iron-on fusing and then topstiched around them to secure them. As a side note, when doing letters, next time I would trace the letter, cut it out in a square, do the iron-on and then cut out the letter. I accidently nearly fused the letter to the ironing board because I cut the letters out first and then attached a square of iron-on fusing. Anyway. I hemed the edges and then made ties and attached them. I took me perhaps 4 hours to do all three.
But I'm mostly excited about the bib. My nephew Preston is only a few months old, and he obviously couldn't use a cape right now. But my mother-in-law suggested the bib idea and I thought it was perfect. If I were to make another one, I'd do a few things differently (like attach the velcro before I sewed the whole thing together, whoops). And this time I cut out the emblem and the neck loop seperately and then attached them instead of making it one whole piece. I just wasn't thinking clearly, obviously. Anyway, I think they turned out great. Now on to make butterfly wings for my nieces!
I love my life. I have a wonderful husband and beautiful daughter, terrific parents, in-laws, brothers, friends, and extended family. I've had fantastic experiences thus far and look forward to having more. I have the gospel of Jesus Christ in my life and I love it.