I kinda just made it up as I went along-- didn't measure anything, etc etc. Also got to know my new sewing machine better, when I somehow messed up the thread tension and had to try to get it right again. Overall, ok for a first shot, but there is DEFINITE room for improvement! I figure the kid won't mind, though, and the fabric is cute enough that maybe people will just focus on that instead of the mistakes.
Of course, I had to make a card! And since I had scraps, and the fabric is adorable, I just had to use it....