(I didn't forget about the blog, I swear. Life has just been a crazy mess lately and there hasn't been anything homesteady to write about.)
My oldest has to have surgery next week. It isn't a major issue, and the problem shouldn't recur, but life on the homestead is definitely shaken up and turned around this month. And since hospital bills are going to be a major blow to our tiny budget, we are tightening our belts. Which somehow lead me to a new project this afternoon.
My son has a very special stuffed dog that he loves and depends on. Doggie is going to the hospital with us next week, and I thought it might make my son feel better if Doggie was also in a hospital gown. However, a certain company that makes clothes for these types of toys is on the pricey side. So, in the spirit of our new lifestyle, I decided to sew it myself!
Caveat: I am not the world's best seamstress.
I started with an old, unused pillowcase and cut out a basic pattern. I even measured Doggie first! I hemmed the edges before joining the pieces.
Then I matched up the edges to be joined.
Then I sewed it all together and added the ribbons to tie it in the back. The ribbons were by far the hardest part. But the finished product looked pretty good!
Until I tried to put it on the dog! Remember when I proudly said that I measured the dog? Well, I guess I didn't allow for the hemming! (Remember my caveat? I tell the truth!)
So the sleeves are a little tight on old Doggie, but it otherwise fits. And it was free!
And look at that happy face! I hope this will make surgery a little easier for my little man.
My idiotic sewing machine decided to break (again) when I tried to make a matching surgical mask. It is something to do with the bobbin tension, I know that much. I just had the machine cleaned and adjusted before we moved, so I think it is at the end of its rope. I know I am at the end of mine, and I don't think using it is good for my blood pressure anymore! Would someone call Santa and request a new one for me? Maybe one of these? ('k thanks)
PPS, I have no clue what is up with the spacing on this post, but I am giving up trying to fix it. Please pardon the huge amounts of white space. I blame my sewing machine.