This weekend, the kid saw the fabric and asked what they were for. She still likes Hello Kitty. I hate that I spent the money a year ago for nothing. I started researching how to make a pillow case. I found the original tutorial I had looked at months ago. Vanilla Joy Pillowcase Tutorial
Last night, the kid was bouncing around making the Farmer crazy, so I decided we would do the pillow case project together. The stuff I had read said that this would take less than an hour. With her "help" it took longer, but it was good to spend time together and she got to practice some fine motor skills and get more familiar with sewing.
It was pretty easy and came out very sweet. The lesson here is to just do it. Pick up one of those unfinished projects and spend an hour on it. See how far you progress. The kid is sleeping with hers tonight.