But let's start with the washcloths/dishcloths/massive coasters/totally not pot holders first before I go off on a feminist/video game history tangent.
I could not un-see the completely obvious difference between the original rows and the new rows. I'm sure after a few moments of staring at this picture, you'll be able to tell that I am insane, but the most important part of handmade presents is deranged perfectionism.
stars work better with the theme anyway. Kristen only gets one star to make up for the fact that I just made Steven circles because they don't take very long.
Trying to figure out which of the many available Princess Peach sprites would work the best was challenging. As I predicted, I eventually just went with the select sprite from Super Mario Bros. 2. Kristen and I always played as Princess Toadstool for what I assume were identical reasons: she was a girl, and she could fly. Or maybe she couldn't actually fly, but she could glide on currents of wind.
I spent a lot of my youth desperately clinging to what few female playable characters there were at the time. There was probably a point in my life where I would have had a definite preference for Ms. Pac-Man despite the fact that she was just Mr. Pac-Man in drag (did you know that modern children have so little familiarity with the Pac-Man franchise that when you make your own crude worksheet with little drawings, they'll assume that if there's Ms. Pac-Man, there must be Mr. Pac-Man?)
As you can see, I quickly gave up trying to center the Delicate Lady's Yoshis since that involved too much math. I considered the blank space and decided to put in Kristen's favorite kind-of-a-vegetable: mushrooms.
I toyed with the idea of making them pink since, duh, Kristen, but then I remembered the soap that had started this whole thing.