What are you most proud of? That I made something beautiful and useful. The old gray polyester cover it came with was so ... unattractive and uncomfortable. Every time I pull out my heating pad now, I smile. :) What advice would you give someone starting this project? Go a little crazy! It spends most of its time in the closet, so it's okay if it is a little more loud than you are used to. You might find that you actually like that much color (or whatever your version of crazy is). Have fun!