Saturday, February 13, 2010
A sweet little sandwich
Whenever I see or hear the word sandwich, I always think about how David told me sandwich is the word that made him lose his 2nd grade spelling bee. He put an 'e' on the end of it. So sad. Everyone ALWAYS remembers the spelling bee word they lost on, right? What word did you lose on? Strangely, we never had a spelling bee at my elementary school, but I love learning what words other people lost on.
Anyway, that sandwich up there, I made it this week. I started it Sunday and finished it this morning, before heading off to work. And that, my friends, is my first completed object since returning to work in August. It is hard for me to believe it really took me that long and also that I started and finished something and am blogging it even. Wow...
I've actually been pretty crafty this week. I probably shouldn't jinx it by typing that on my blog, but I think I may have found a way to be at least a little creative during the week. The answer was to move my sewing machine downstairs and into David's "office." It took a little convincing my husband, but he ended up with a bigger table for his computer out of the deal and it is honestly working out quite nice to be in there together. It seems like we are getting more time together.
This felt sandwich was fun to make...it was a nice mix of machine and hand sewing. I got the pattern (which included the felt) from Lilly Bean. I can definitely see myself making Eliza more felt goodies (I also have the hot dog pattern). Making the sandwich got me thinking it would be kind of fun to have a felt food making party at my house...maybe in the spring? Does this sound fun to anyone else? Or is it just me?
A BYOF (Bring Your Own Felt) Party. Yeah!
Eliza loved the idea. Let me know what you think...