Well, I had every intention of getting a whole bunch of things done this week but as usual....Life Happens!
I started out trying to make a cover/carry pouch for this:
My best friend Bee (Lisa) from Bees Whimsey gets intravenous lidocane treatments for pain weekly and has to wear this bottle with a pump for 36 hours at a time. The carry pouch they gave her is just not doing it for her!
This was not the first one I made...I did a prototype but it was dismal! And just not suitable, so I tried again and this one is much better. So one task down....umpteen to go! Then....life happened!
This is Bean....my "take after Momma, accident prone" little man. He fell at school on Tuesday playing tag and they believe he fractured a scaphoid bone in his wrist. So we spent Tuesday and most of Wednesday dealing with the wrist, the Orthopaedic surgeon, and the teachers who felt that he wasn't hurt enough for him to be able to call Mamma (after he asked 5 times to 2 different teachers!!!) Wednesday was a rough day for the teachers and the principal....I am quite a Mamma Bear and I did NOT take kindly to them not letting him call me! Plus, I have a fair back ground in health care and I like to be the judge of whether my children need medical attention or not.
Any way that was handled well by the staff and sincere apologies were given to myself and my son.
However, it did put a serious crimp in what I got done for the week! As I mentioned in an earlier post "Iris" my body double was seriously lacking in the curves department and needed a little maturity in her prepubescent appearance! So I cut out some fleece ovals, layered them and stitched them together to be a belly (the belly actually needed two pads!) and a tushy (just needed one)!
Then I tucked them into a cut off nylon stocking panty and smoothed them out!
Now... doesn't she look more curvaceous! And well truthfully more like me! Now I will be able to use her for her purpose to make my garments fit me better! I can't wait.
Then as I was cleaning up my sewing areas and trying to merge everything into one place I came across a box of old buttons that used to be my Mom's. I have always loved Vintage buttons and she used to let me play with them as a kid so I was very happy to find them. There is a picture of the whole lot and then two really neat ones that I pulled out. The first has an orchid picture under a clear coating and the second button is cut glass! I love that one.
Also in my sort, I uncovered a long buried fabric stash. A dear friend of mine gave these to me about 17 years ago. They were from her stash and she considered them old at the time! She is in her late 80's and can no longer quilt so my sister has gone to British Columbia to pack up all of her fabric and bring it back here to me as a gift from my dear friend Hazel. I am sad for her but at the same time I am soooo excited! I have promised her that her stash will be put to good use. And I am sure with help from all of you....that some suitable purpose will be found for every scrap of her fabric.
Well that ends my week in review! Sorry for the lack of posts this week but it was a little hectic! Happy Thanks Giving or Happy Columbus Day! Or just happy weekend! Until later......