Tis the season…
to sew like a mad woman!!I have been trying to finish my home-made Christmas presents, and I may have bitten off a little more than I can handle. It’s been a little crazy around here. My sewing room looks like something exploded–no pictures will be provided of that disaster. Instead, I’ll show you a few pics of some of my presents. The big present that I’ve been working on is for Mr. Boonetowne, but on the off chance that he reads this blog, I’ll leave that picture out.
Next on my list, was a gift for one of our nieces. Our eight-year-old niece asked for a doctor’s kit. I wanted her to have a kit that made her curious about medicine. One that was a step begond the usual plastic doctor’s kit. One that she could use to listen to her own heart beat. We searched and searched, but we could find anything that fit the bill. So we decided to make our own.
I found a greeting-card storage box at Big Lots and converted it to a doctor’s kit. We ordered a real stethoscope and knee-hammer (is there a technical term for that?). We also bought some bandaids, pads, thermometer, syringe, ace bandages, and tape. A pharmacist at our local CVS gave me two empty prescription bottles to add to the kit. Then I found a scrub top at the Goodwill and embroidered her name on it. And finally, I made her a surgical mask. I figure, if a girl is going to play doctor, why not play surgeon? I have kind of lost perspective on this gift. Have we gone off the deep-end here? Are her parents going to think we’re nuts? I hope not. I hope they think it’s super-cool and just a tiny bit badass.
I have also been working on a table runner for my mom. I fell in love with the poinsettia Urban Threads design and used it for her gift. I wanted to make one for mee too, but I am running out of time. Maybe next year!!