this amazing tutorial (in Finnish) for a stuffed whale made from old jeans. Like whoa. I have old jeans! I have a child who loves stuffed toys! And best of all, I have a friend who is from Finland who just happens to be an amazing seamstress! It's a sign.
And then today I stumbled upon this tutorial on how to make a skirt from an old jumper. I really love these and, I'm probably being naive here, but the instructions sound pretty simple. Definitely time to dust off the old sewing machine . . .