Thing 1 had a birthday party to attend a few weeks ago, and his friend loves lizards! We looked in vain for some sort of a stuffed lizard for him, and then Thing 1 thought that a pillowcase would be fine. Then we searched in vain in the fabric stores for a suitable fabric - I know I've seen cute lizard fabric in the not too distant past! - and came home to find the perfect flannel print and coordinating solid in my stash. Go figure! I made this up the night before the party, and both the boy and his mom loved it!