Despite the mismatched thread, my mom recently exhibited her creative abilities by making me this beautiful Kimono bath robe for Christmas. The pattern is from Amy Butler's book In Stitches. She lined the robe with lavender flannel, which makes it cozy and extremely difficult to get dressed for the day.
This reminds me of when I was younger and how my mom would make most of my clothes. It's funny how as a child you don't truly appreciate that sort of stuff. I always thought we were too poor to buy stuffed animals and clothes. We certainly weren't "well to do," however now I realize she didn't "have to" make my clothes, she wanted too. How blessed I was and still am. Now, when I find anything she made for me as a child, I grab it. I cherish it. It's priceless.