Her daughter is in love with the grandmother character of a cartoon show that I've never even heard of. There are dolls of the major characters, but Abuela didn't get a doll. And that's who her five year old daughter wanted for Christmas. When Christmas came, she was disappointed. And then her mom thought to try Etsy, to see if anyone could make one.
The mom sent me a photo of the character -- which I'm not going to put up because it's licensed and I'm not and it's not an exact replica anyway, just an "inspired by," but still -- and I got to work. The only fabric I didn't have on hand was light gray for the hair, but luckily the thrift store down the street had a pale gray men's shirt on the dollar rack. I used the lower portion of the sleeve, so I still have a whole large shirt left for other projects.
All the other fabrics I had on hand -- the bright pink was the pocket from a skirt, the paisley was the back half of a vintage skirt that I'd cut up ages ago, the lace was two separate bundles of hem lace that probably arrived in a cookie tin from one or another elderly female relative.
She went to the post office on Tuesday, in time to arrive for a special birthday party this Saturday.