Friday, December 18, 2009

Sew And Tell Friday: Dec 18, 2009

This is my first time doing Sew And Tell. over at the site amylouwho.com.

 I spent most of the week working on a project for someone I don't even know. I found a little girl on the website Wish Upon A hero........The link is on my side bar under my Etsy display. She is a "little" person. A anachondriplasia dwarf (excuse me if  I got that wrong) and as she is getting older she is having a more difficult time finding clothes. So having just a  little something of an idea how hard it is to go to school everyday and not be able to get clothes to fit and feeling like you don't fit in, We decide to grant her wish for new clothes. So here is the hitch, I am in the middle of a sewing room make-over and loose the cord for the camera so I cannot download any photos.............So I have none of those items I worked on this week to show... I am hoping and praying her mother takes some photos and sends them my way so I can post them to show.  I just hope and pray they fit as i was working long distance with only measurements, I of course did not take............Heres hoping they all fit.............Anyway so I did get a couple of other projects done this week. Not as much as I should have but anyway.


     First I made another set of bedsheets from mill ends(from top manufacturers sometimes) that are sold at our Wal-Mart ( our Wal-Mart is one of the few left in the country who have a fabric department, Thank you Tongan and Samoan lady sewer who have threated to boycott and put Wal-Mart out of business here if they don't keep the fabric department here. We love you!!!)   .... anyway  a   couple of months ago......I found three bolts of Portugese 18 ounce velvet finish flannel.......This is the same stuff that they make set sheets out of and get almost $300.00 a set.. And score!! It was only $2.00 a yd... I almost peed myself! ALMOST!!!!.......So I made sheets sets(fitted, flat and 4 pillow case sets of each material).....This stuff is so yummy to sleep on no one wants to get out of bed. And the cat Now REFUSES to get out.. Stinker!!!







And this is a denim rug in progress made from the waistbands of old blue jeans, went as far as I could this week, but I am in need of way more......Anyone got any any old jeans that are to far gone to wear, I will gladly take them off your hands. Just let me know.



And last but not least is this set of pillows...This was the last of this material..Boo Who!! Another bargain of monumential proportions.


I promise I will have better pictures next week. I kind of winging it this week.  Guess this is some progress from the me and the Crew........BYE.

6 comments:

Catherine said...

You have been very productive this week, so many finishes. Hope the clothes fit the little girl! Love the recycling of the jeans and those pillows are stunning!

SueWis said...

So sweet of you to make clothes for someone you don't even know.

Love those flannel sheets. They look much smoother than the ones we have, very comfy! And do you take all the loops off of those waistbands? Looks like a lot of work but very cute!

Shasta said...

Great denim thingie. How do you do the waistband? It seems like it would be really bulky. I have lots of jeans, but it would probably cost more for me to ship than for you to buy them at your local thrift shop. I asked my mother for some, not knowing she still had the jeans from when I was in high school!

Leslie said...

awesome finishes....these look great

Rene' said...

Great Friday finishes. Thanks for sharing. I hope the clothes fit the girl and that you get some pictures. Great idea for helping others.

Sara said...

Very nice that you are sewing for someone you don't know -

Now about those sheets! They are really nice...I am thinking that may be the way to go...

We don't have any of that type of fabric here at our Wal-mart...