Saturday, December 8, 2012

The Doctor Will Sew You Now....

What a delightful time we had in Dr. Fun's Sewing Sweatshop today! (Jake is less than enthused.)

My mom and I both wanted to make another bunting for my stepbrother's niece, so we combined forces and knocked them out in no time (think Dueling Banjos, but we both still have all our teeth).
And speaking of banjos, today was made possible by Dean and Lucas camping with the Webelos, and my stepdad, Jim, taking Drew to shoot the .22 rifle. (This sounds like an episode of Duck Dynasty...)

(She's going to break a needle if she keeps sewing over pins like that, then we'll have to call Mountain Man to fix it.)

And here's my mom's version being modeled by my Cabbage Patch doll, called into service from the attic. We were going to put her beside the knock-off Cabbage Patch doll my mom made in the 80's, but that one's pigtails were too darn big to fit in the hoodie...

And here's my version made of chenille, which is so soft I should make underwear for everyone, but it sheds like crazy when you cut it - don't forget to serge all those raw edges! (Thanks to Jim for vacuuming while we packed our machines away.)

Maybe at Christmas we can get a picture of an actual baby modeling these...

Now off to finish my niece's Auburn fleece jacket and start a felting project...can't show a bunch of these knitted things because they're for family members who read the blog. There will definitely be a lot of photos of people modeling things when the holidays are over!

4 comments:

Pam said...

Gorgeous house and I love the pictures of you and your mom sewing together (even the look of horror (feigned?) on your face).

gwensews said...

You not only made buntings but made memories--priceless.

RobbieK said...

CUTE!!! Love, love, love you and your mom sewing together. I wish my mother were still here to sew with me.

Sister said...

Yes, it was fun. At one point we were sewing elastic in, and I said, "you've got it lined up on the wrong mark." And she said, "yes, but you've got it lined up on the wrong edge." We were both screwing it up differently - blind leading the blonde!