The girls had a birthday party to go to this weekend, a cookie decorating event with a really sweet (ha!) 8 year old.
I had this great Michael Miller's Kitchen Gadgets fabric (bought quite some time ago), and using Joanna's very simple Chef's Hat tutorial (the link makes my computer crash, but she so graciously emailed me the .pdf file) and improvising on a kid-sized oven mitt lined with Insul-Bright, we packaged this up with a set of nesting metal cookie cutters, some frosting, and fancy sprinkles. Of course I also wanted to make the birthday girl an apron, but didn't since she already had her personalized one from Rebecca's art party. Two chocolate chip cookies that I crocheted (whoops, forgot to take their picture) were tied to the gift bag as the finishing touch.
The gift was very well-received, and I felt so good knowing that everything came from my stash. The only thing I had to go out and buy was the Velcro to make the hat adjustable. Only .99 and I even had the audacity to use my 50% off coupon on it. Can you believe it? What a cheapskate frugal woman I am, eh?