Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sewing 4 Robin

First ~ an update... The pneumonia had spread quickly to my hubby's blood stream (which only happens about 1 out of every 100 cases) so that's why he got so sick. Thank God that he's feeling better and on the mend. Hopefully, he will be able to come home tomorrow.

I didn't want my blog to just sit... and since I am able to plug into the internet at the hospital, I thought I'd share this cool project I made for my friend Robin when she and her family visited recently.

Now, before I go into my process, you need to understand that I've never sewed a thing in my life! So ~ I was quite impressed with myself. Since then I've made several more things and replaced a zipper in my gorgeous Stampin' Up logo jacket that was broken. I've been doing repairs ~ fixed a pair of pants, and was able to sew a pocket in my hubby's jacket that kept his keys in his pocket and not down in the coat. :)

This photo was taken at the Owl Diner in Lowell MA, of robin sporting her new mini catalog bag. I went to a local craft store and selected fabrics that I thought she would like. Then using my Big Shot, I cut squares of fabric using my scallop square die.

I started sewing my squares together and my rag bag was coming together nicely. I didn't care for the fact that when it was finished, it seemed floppy to me. So I stitched a dart in the sides, Then I flipped it inside out. I was planning on leaving the fluff out, but I just liked the finished look better.

I made a topper for it and closed it up with velcro.

Unfortunately, you don't see the other pretty fabric I had planned to have showing, but all in all, I don't think it's too shabby for my first time sewing ever!

Well, I've got to run.. The nurses are torturing poor BK with needles. :)

(((rubbah hugs)))


Lynn said...

I'm just catching up on your posts. I'm so glad that your husband is feeling better. I'll certainly keep him in my thoughts.


carolm said...

hi honey. glad to hear bk is better. poor guy.

cute bag and model too. xoxo

Lisa Somerville said...

That turned out beautfiul Selene! Glad BK is feeling better.

Debbie Henderson said...

Selene, I'm so glad to hear that your hubby is on the mends. You must be exhausted, take care of you also. Love your "sewn" project. I haven't had a minute to try any of these yet and yes I do sew!

Patsy Waggoner said...

Really Neat Selene, will keep you and your hubby in my thoughts and hope you are home soon. Hospitals are no funnn.

Patsy Waggoner said...

I should have clarified the bag was really neat (not that you hubby is sick). No wonder my dear hubby thinks I am hard to follow sometimes when I mix two thoughts in one sentence.

Hugs Patsy

Robin Merriman said...

Hey girl!
First of all, I hope BK is settling in for all the TLC of Nurse Selene! He is one lucky dude and I'm so glad he is on the road to recovery! Been praying for you both!

Second of all, I LOVE, LOVE my bag! It is on display right now in my studio and has been catching everyone's eye! I have got to send you another picture without me in it though - don't want to hurt anyone's eyes! LOL!

Sending warm hugs from VA!

Tiffany Bauer said...

Now I am quite jealous!!!! I want my very own Selene bag!!!!! AND this bag you made for Robin is just too stinkin' cute!!!