I had limited time, like one afternoon to whip up a handmade gift for a visit that evening to a friend with a new baby. What would I make? Clothes? Nah, didn't have any suitable fabric in the stash. Bibs? Nope, likewise didn't have everything I need to make them straight away.
You could be mistaken for thinking I settled on a softie "pushmi-pullyu"...which actually would be a fun thing to make - but I digress.
I sewed it up, did some pressing and pushing and primping and plumping...
...to end up with a playful puppy softie.
And how exactly did I get myself the time to pull this task off?
Why, play-doh pirates, of course!
Find the pattern here.