*Updated 8/14, 8:08* thanks for all the lovely comments, hope those of you who got the free download enjoy lots of little turtles. For everyone else, the pattern is now available here.
I'm working on an embroidery project, and yesterday I ran out of my main color. I'm going to have to drive in to Jackson to go hunt for a matching embroidery floss, and who knows when I'll get around to it. Argh.
So instead, I decided to try this pattern I had been mulling over in my head. I got a great stash of vintage fabrics with tiny little flowers (my favorite kind of print) at a yard sale this past weekend, and I was eager to get into it. I made two little turtles (because I can't seem to make something for J without also making one for L!) who come out of their shells.
The yellow one was first, and I decided his front legs were really too small, so the red one is a little nicer. John thinks I need to make some little boxer shorts for them, which would be very cute. L and I are both crazy about these guys, and they came together so easily once I got it figured out, I may have to make more. But maybe not.
And yes, I've been singing St. Robinson and His Cadillac Dream all day.
Updated to add: This has been one of my favorite patterns over the years! So I wanted to add a few more pictures. :)