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Monday, May 2, 2011

I Actually Made a Clothing Item...

Good morning and I hope everyone is having a happy Monday.  Where I live, here in the Northeast, we are having serious flooding.  My husband and I like to drive our four wheelers to the river not far from my house and fish all summer.  My younger son and my husband took a walk yesterday to check it out and he took some pictures so I could see.  Where we usually stand is totally under water.  The water is particularly dangerous and fast moving right now.  It will be several weeks before we can consider fishing. 
In keeping with the idea of fishing and summer, I had to fill my prescription of epi pens for the season.  They come two to a box and I need to keep one in my purse and one in the four wheeler.  So I whipped up a fabric case for the one for my purse.  I lined it too.  It is nothing too elaborate but it is better than just putting it in my purse by itself.  I used fabric with bees on it.  I found out I was allergic to bees when I was 26.  I went into anaphylactic shock and I don't know what is worse-being afraid of using the epi pen or having that happen again.  My husband's cousin is also allergic to bees and has used an epi pen on himself many times.  He says it is not too bad but it is something I hope I never have to do.
One thing I am kind of excited about is that I made an article of clothing for myself.  I usually make accessories or things for the house.  But I have been eyeballing the nightgown in One Yard Wonders(love love love that book!).  So I made it. 
I shortened it and wear it to bed with satiny shorts.  Also, I made it out of a very light weight flannel.  It is so soft and very comfortable.  I just may make another one!  That book has so many wonderful, usable projects in it.  If they ever make a sequel to it, I will be the first customer! 
I wanted to pop in a picture of my sewing mascot.  Every time I get up from my sewing chair, she gets in it and wastes no time making herself right at home.  What a character! 
I have a particularly busy week at work ahead of me.  I have to take a course that runs Friday night and all day Saturday for my job.  Needless to say, I am not looking forward to losing a good chunk of my weekend, but I am thinking of starting a painting project so hopefully I will be able to show you that next week.   Take care.  Nancy 


  1. Cute and comfy. Have a great week in spite of it being a busy one. Thanks for joining my newbie party.

  2. That's such a great idea to make the fabric case for your epi pen. I'd love to make one for my sister, whose daughter has severe allergies. What were your dimensions?

    I "followed" your blog from Made by you Monday's linky party, and if you have time would love a follow back - thanks!


  3. I do hope that the flooding waters soon go back to normal for you! Here in north Texas we are in somewhat of a drouth. We did get a tiny bit of rain yesterday and are grateful. Your pj top is so cute.....and loving to sew myself, I am so happy you are learning. It is something to give you pleasure all of your life.

  4. First clothing item? It turned out so great! I've been eyeing lingerie for myself and boxers for my husband...still haven't reached that level yet! :)

    PS. I'm a new follower...

  5. Great idea for an epipen cover- especially the most appropriate bee fabric!
    lovely nightgown top - and lucky you having such a cute sewing companion too!:)

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  6. Love the One Yard Wonders book! The night shirt is super cute!

  7. I, too, love the idea of the Epi pen cover. I'd love to have dimensions of it, since I don't personally have any Epi pens on hand. I do have a niece and nephew that carry them, though, so it would be nice to sew them a cover so it's a little easier to identify quickly. :)

  8. I never thought to put my epi pen in anything. The bee fabric is perfect. Thanks for sharing!

  9. stay dry! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!