In the above picture, the turn-inside-out-opening isn't hand-stitched closed yet, that's why you can see a little opening.
I'm pretty happy with the way that it turned out, but I also have a bunch of little nit-picky things that I don't like. Next time I am going to hand embroider around the "M" so that it has a more handmade feel. I don't like the teeny little stitch I used on the emblem, you can't see the yellow thread enough. Also I made a huge mess of the velcro when I machine stitched on the little squares. Next time I'll hand stitch that, as well.
I know Mason doesn't care about these things but I see all the little imperfections whenever I look at it - I'm trying to be less critical and just see it as the awesome cape that is sparking his imagination like crazy! He is having so much fun with it.
I also decided to make myself a new camera strap that had a little more personality and was a little more fun than the plain black one that came with my camera. I used some old fabric that I had in my stash and this is what I came up with:
It was so easy to make, I just machine quilted a piece of material I had sewed into a tube turned inside out, and then reattached the leather end pieces I had unpicked off my original strap. These are not the best pictures because the strap was attatched to the camera at the time! And this was when I was only 1/2 done - as you can see there is a pin holding one of the ends together still. I have seen people that have these for their cameras and seen then for sale on Etsy, but it wasn't until I saw that Erin from House on Hill Road had made one for herself that I decided I could make one, too.
Again with the camera strap there are little things that I'll do differently next time - but what can I say? This was my first time attempting to sew either of these things.
I've also finished Mason's curtains for his room (well, 99.9% finished), and now that I finally got Marc to hang the curtain rod I have them hanging up with the ends pinned where I need to hem them. They turned out good, too. I'll get some pictures of them later on.