Anne and I became best friends in first grade. When my family moved to Nashville from Portland after I finished 3rd grade, she and I kept in touch by mail. (We were voracious letter-writers.) Her mom is responsible for teaching us to sew, which I wrote about here.
This was my Christmas gift to Anne. It was mailed to her after Christmas, which by now is just keeping with tradition. I am always, ALWAYS late with her gifts. Anne has been a lover of turtles for many years, and her family always has several turtle pets. That is why I chose the exterior fabric. The lining was hand-dyed by yours truly several years ago.
This is the fourth pair of these babies I've made, and it is a little hard to part with them each time! They're so cute and make the best gift. I'm just a little bit ready to make something else, so I think I'll retire this pattern for a while and focus my energy elsewhere. Read my pattern review here!