In my search, I came across some other projects that just make my mind start running with possibilities.
Like this stitched paper vest (click on images to go to the Flickr pages, and to view more of the details)
Or this "drawing with thread"
Tutorial to turn an apron into a tote bag, by Ambrosian Beads.
Ha! Meatloaf cupcakes with mashed potato frosting!
This video, Lion Hug, makes me cry and smile at the same time