Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Hosptial Gift

I have a lot of projects in my workroom, but this is what I have been working on for the past few days.

It's a gift for a little boy at Evie's school who is going through cancer treatment. I wanted to give him something to make trips to the hospital easier. The first item I made was the take along tote, which I posted to tutorial to make yesterday.

I love this bag, It is great for kids and traveling.

Then I made a superhero cape from this tutorial. I have an embroidery machine I never use, so I was excited to use it here and for the bag. :)

Evie was my model for the Hospital gown.

This was a really easy project, and thanks to Lazy Girl Designs for posting this free pattern.

Of course, I had to make a quilt :) They had spiderman flannel, and after getting instructions from a fellow guild member at the sew in on Saturday, I had to give making a rag quilt a try. It is so soft and warm! The sewing part didn't take long at all, but the snipping took forever. Oh, and a tip, take to the laundromat to wash and dry. I thought my washer could handle it, but no, stopped during the rinse cycle and gave me an error message. Hade to look online how to fix it, then cup the water out of the machine (3 buckets worth), then find the hidden button trap and empty it. I got water all over the floor, and this came out..

That is all lint from the quilt! It was as big as a baby head, after the water was squeezed out it was the size of a fist.

I hope this little boy likes it, Evie is taking it to school tomorrow to give to him.


  1. That is SUPER sweet and SUPER cute! You are one of the coolest mommas I know!

  2. WOW this is gorgeous. I so wish I was this clever and had the time to try to be. I need to retire I think so I can spend time doing other things like sewing, photography, cards and scrapbooking!

  3. He'll feel like a super hero in it! Beautiful work and idea. May you be blessed.