I had purchased an unbelievable amount of red and yellow fabric last year to make curtains for her apartment bedroom. We quickly realized that they were going to look like a circus tent so we tossed that idea BUT I saved all the fabric. I told Laura to save the Relay for Life funds and to use this fabric. She cut multiple capes for small children and we sewed a casing for ribbon across the top. We made an assembly line and sewed and threaded ribbon through the casing using the old fashioned method of a safety pin on the end of the ribbon! Works every time!
I then typed the word "hero" into my silhouette software and welded it together so that the letters would all be touching at some point or other. I bought some wonder under and ironed it onto the fabric. I attached the fabric to my sticky mat and ran the mat through my silhouette cameo. I then peeled off the backing and ironed the words onto the bottom of each cape.
Some capes had the word "hero" . . .some capes had lightning bolts . . .some capes had both . . .it was so much fun. As a middle-aged mom I miss this kind of project. I must admit that I don't miss the stress . . . but I miss the creativity and the fun.
oops- the bed is not made up very well - who has time for housework when there is creating to be done???
At least it was made up, right?
I think they were going to sell them for about $3 and of course the money goes for Relay for Life - so it is not really "selling" - it is only a donation for cancer research. I didn't attend . . .I sure hope they were popular and people gave donations for them.
I was able to drag down the fold up table and set up the laptop, sewing machine and silhouette and work away right in the middle of the family room. I enjoy being in the middle of everything and everyone. I got Mark to bring the table back down this weekend so that I can work on invitations for Kaylor and Sarah's shower. I'm going to try to make those, too!!
You never know what a middle-aged momma is going to be doing :-)