The other day B walked into my sewing room while I was working and said, "Oh, you're cleaning up the slow way."
Yes, he knows me well. I made this "little pink riding hood" cape for P from some thrifted pink velvet fabric and fringe trim. She chose the large pink button from the button bin.
Years ago when the boys were small I made capes like this for them and all of the nieces and nephews I had at the time. M was just walking then and his cape was very short. We still have the one I made for D. It is purple with metalic gold trim. I thought P would enjoy a pink cape. And as a bonus, the bulky velvet fabric moves out of my sewing room. Yep. Cleaning up the slow way.
Also, I have started making barn raising blocks out of the leftover bits of sock yarn. I first saw the idea here. I like the way the self striping yarn turns the corners.
I plan to knit up odd bits of sock yarn this way and eventually make an afghan.
Cleaning up can take forever!