I LOVE Dr Seuss books.  And so does my Mum.

I LOVE Seuss Landing at Universal’s Islands of Adventure in Orlando.    And so does my Mum-In-Law.

So when I found a UK stockist of the range of Dr Seuss patchwork fabrics, I just had to buy some.

I sent a selection of fat quarters to my Mum for her birthday – here’s a picture of her goodies:

Dr Seuss fabrics for my Mum

Dr Seuss fabrics for my Mum

Then it got close to Xmas, and I got a little more adventurous and bought some more Dr Seuss fabric to make a pinny for my Mum-In-Law!

I took a few in-progress photos:

Laying out the pieces for the pinny - I can see how it's going to look and am mega excited!

Laying out the pieces for the pinny – I can see how it’s going to look and am mega excited! It doesn’t take much I’m afraid!

The pinny is now mostly sewn together and I've got the ruffle on now.

The pinny is now mostly sewn together and I’ve got the ruffle on now.

In the picture above you can see on the right hand side some yellow and brown paisley fabrics.  That was the pinny I used as a template.  My husband’s Gran made it many years ago and never used it.  I saw it, loved it, and she gave it to me – I use it ALL the time! 😀

Attaching the waist tie to the rest of the pinny . . .

Attaching the waist tie to the rest of the pinny . . .

. . . and here's the completed pinny!

. . . and here’s the completed pinny!

I was going to take a picture of my Mum-In-Law with it on, but forgot.  Oh dear, how sad, too bad, never mind!

It really was the highlight of my Xmas, giving someone a present that I’d made, that I loved and that I knew they would love too.  I even made up a little Dr Seuss-type rhyme to go inside the card!

But it doesn’t end there.  My Mum-In-Law makes these lovely needle covers and I decided I really needed one.  So I asked (very politely!) if she could make me one, and this is what I got on my birthday!

A Dr Seuss needle cover!

A Dr Seuss needle cover!

And opened out it looks like this on the inside:

The inside of the Dr Seuss needle cover

The inside of the Dr Seuss needle cover

And like this on the outside:

The outside of the needle cover :-D

The outside of the needle cover :-D

How cool is that?!?  😀