My daughter and I went through her dresser drawers this week, putting summer things in storage and too-small things in a box to donate, making room for the winter clothes. One of the too-small shirts was one from her last day at pre-school. They had all worn plain t-shirts and signed them with permenant markers.
Little Bear, of course, didn't want to part with this keepsake, so I suggested we make a pillow out of the signed parts of the shirt. This was not acceptable, however, because she wanted it to still look like a shirt. Her solution was to just stitch closed the neck, arms, and waist of the shirt and stuff it a little bit. I think it turned out just the way she wanted it to.