Something for the boys
I have three younger brothers and when I was very young there was a situation where I was favored with gifts over my brothers just because I was a girl. While I enjoyed the attention and gifts I felt guilty that my brothers weren't included. Our parents never treated us different and didn't tolerate other people treating us different. That particular situation never happened again and that was a good thing.
I've been making the doll dresses for my SIL's granddaughter. She also has 3 grandsons and I didn't want to leave them out. Two of them are obsessed with dinosaurs and the little guy likes busses.
I found some dinosaur fabric and EMS fabric. I made each of the older boys a pillowcase and the little guy a pillow.
I'm using the leftover fabric to make them some lined toy bags. Kids love bags. A good drawstring bag has the added potential of becoming a weapon.
She will give the pillow/pillowcases to the boys next week and it will be good for the boys to get a gift when the girl doesn't for a change. I also found these hat kits that I'm going to make later this summer. I saw them a while ago and fell in love with them but didn't think I had anyone to make them for. Fortunately I got a Lion Brand newsletter while I was making these gifts and I realized that I could get them for the boys. They are all young enough to be big Sesame Street fans. These will be for later this year but I think they will be a blast to make.
In between sewing sessions I went to the doctor for my toe injury. It's confirmed "turf toe" which is really funny because it's a common football injury. I have the added complexity of it involving 3 toes. There's nothing special about the treatment. I have to wear my stiffest shoes (that I hate) every day for several weeks and I have to start some PT in a couple of weeks. It's just going to take a long time because it's a foot injury. It's mostly just annoying. I didn't do it being athletic, I did it moving heavy furniture in flip flops. It's actually pretty funny and typical of my kind of injuries.
3/25/2021 07:56:36 am
The pillow and pillow cases turned out great! I am sure the kids will love them. I do the same thing when it comes to giving a baby quilt. Sometimes the newborn is not the first child and I didn't know them when the other kids were born. I make sure all the kids get a quilt so they don't feel left out.
3/25/2021 08:21:40 am
I love those pillowcases. They are so fun.
3/28/2021 08:02:00 pm
Vicki, excuse me for giggling about your injury. It just reminded me so much of mine. I was wearing flip flops while pulling a pizza box out of the refrigerator for my grandson when I accidentally also pulled out a Corningware dish of leftovers. The Corningware dish hit the floor and broke into shards, one of which bounced up and cut my foot in front of the ankle bone, resulting in a trip to the emergency room. My husband pronounced it “incorrect footwear in the kitchen.” A few years later, I was walking back to work after lunch wearing sandals, tripped on a raised area of the sidewalk, and broke my arm. You guessed it, “incorrect footwear.” The first required stitches, but the second required surgery and lots of therapy. Good luck! I hope your therapist is as friendly as mine!
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.