My turn! OK... I started with this green t-shirt:
And then in the course of making my project, decided I also needed this t-shirt:
The green one was the base of my project: A puppet! I drew on it, sewed it, cut it, and turned it inside out. Used a cardboard box & foam sheets for the mouth, filled the head & arms with poly-fill I had in my craft closet. Hot-glued on the eyes, sewed on the pompom eyebrows, nose, and hair (which is leftover yarn from latch-hook kits I did years & years ago).
The blue one would've been WAY too large to be a t-shirt for the puppet, so I made a new puppet-sized t-shirt out of that one. Cut out the shirt pieces (eyeballing it, no real pattern) and sewed them together. The denim embellishments are from an old pair of jeans I was going to throw away. And it's "09" because that's my nephew's birth year and I'll be giving the puppet to him - it's made sturdily and well, and not just for this contest. I even cut off the collar of the t-shirt, cut it shorter, and sewed it on to the puppet's shirt neckline.
An indoor shot:
And then we took a trip to the yard (during which I got horribly riddled with mosquito bites, what's with the mosquitoes this year?!):
And a close-up of his adorable, expressive face:
Oh, and if you're wondering, the only part that's machine-sewn is the shirt: the denim parts and the body of the shirt. The arms of the shirt are hand-sewn, as is the collar. And the whole puppet itself was done by hand.