It was a lot more work than I anticipated, but I'm happy with how it turned out (and glad to be finished.) Hand sewing is REALLY not my thing...and I think I might have broken my sewing machine trying to put three layers of fleece through it...oops. I have not accessed the damage yet, but hopefully it won't need any amputation. = / Click here for a tutorial! (That is, for the throw. NOT for sewing machine surgery.)
The color choice is based off of the accent colors for Dmitri's room: Orange & Turquoise.
Here is the Drawing Board for Dmitri's room...
Paper Cranes & Goldfish
1. Paper crane mobile
4. Goldfish in a bowl
I wanted a unique motif, and I considered several different "themes" including Dr. Suess & The Little Prince...but nothing was perfect. This asian-inspired idea seems to fit the simplicity of a child, and shows a hope for abundance and peace.
This is just the beginning! So much more to come out of my idea book!