Loo received a Care Bears movie for Christmas this year and it's now his favourite movie. He loves it. Beri got a Cheer Bear and since then Loo's adopted it and declared it's his favourite Care Bear. Then something funny happened. He asked me to make him a Cheer Bear shirt. I have to admit it took me a couple weeks to really think it through.
I'm pretty proud of it for a few reasons.
I combined patterns to make this. Usually when I try things like that it blows up in my face. For this shirt I combined Figgy's Tee for Two, Lil Blue Boo's Recycled Hoodie, the hat from Little Things to Sew and the pocket from the Mani Mini secret pocket blouse.
It's one of the cutest things I've made in awhile and more importantly he's super in love with it. When I dropped him off at daycare the other day all his friends were standing around him asking him questions about his shirt. He looked so proud! Even if I did hear one older girl ask him if he was a "green rainbow alien".
This kid's had a rough couple weeks. We all have. We found out early this year that he has Nephrotic Syndrome. What, you might ask? That was our reaction too. I'm making the decision not to share many details here but I'm also not trying to hide it from anybody. He is okay! We're all okay and we're dealing with it as positively as possible. He's doing fantastic and we have so many things to be thankful for. Choose Joy right?
It was really nice to make him something that means so much to him.