This weekend I pulled out the buckets of quilting cotton scraps and spent a fun few hours sewing some new Pete the Bears. Pete is a free pattern (download it right here) and is the perfect little canvas for playing with fun color combinations, trim, and buttons.
My original Pete was sewn from wool scraps and had a heart-shaped applique, but he can really be sewn from any sort of fabric and embellished in any sort of way.
This is the kind of thing I sew when I just want to play and have fun in the sewing room. Hooray for Pete!