Whenever A sees something he likes, he cuts out the picture (he is an avid catalog collector), and brings it to me. He always wants to create his own home made versions of everything. He has improvements, new colors, changes, you name it, to make it exactly how he wants it.
We made this batch of plush toys after such a moment. The big one is a great travel pillow, and the little ones he said he NEEDED ... they have wheels AND a wrist tie. I don't often buy big chunks of fabric lately - I raid the remnants bin at the store and that way we always seem to have a little bit of anything and everything for our latest project. Worn clothing/blankets/towels/sheets also work great recycled into craft projects.