So the princess coat has been a huge success. Emily wears her coat every time we go out, without any arguing or whining. She loves it, it keeps her warm, and I don't have to put up with the comments from strangers I used to get for letting her run around coatless in winter. So it's been a total win-win. In fact, it's been a win-win-win, because I entered a sewing contest with it and I won 2nd prize! (And by just 1 vote difference between 2nd and 1st!)
Pretty exciting. And, now I think I'm ready to tackle a coat for myself after thinking it over for a year or two!
So far, 2010 itself has been pretty alright. Here's hoping it keeps on going that way.