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.
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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.