Saturday, June 12, 2010

Making one boy's day special....

Once upon a time there was a middle-sized boy that wanted a Jedi cape.  He was shopping with his mommy one day last fall and came bearing a bolt of clearance brown knit fabric.  He begged to please buy it.  His mommy said, "No." and the boy was soooo sad.  Little did he know that his mommy planned on buying it as a birthday surprise!!!  So, one day in October, the boy opened up a package with brown knit fabric. 
Not the type of gift that any other boy would appreciate or even understand.  But this gift made this boys' day!!  Day after day passed and his mommy just didn't have the time to sew the cape up.  The boy kept asking his mommy when, but she kept saying I'll sew it later.
Finally, the day arrived.  The mommy said she would on Friday, a day that she didn't have to work.  The boy kept asking all day long where the fabric was at.  The mommy said it was in her sewing bag.  Finally, she finished the projects she was sewing and went to get the fabric.  She dug around in the bag and produced a length of brown shiny stuff.  Was this the fabric?  The boy said, "Yes!"  The mommy didn't think it was quite the right one, so she dug around some more and found the length of brown knit fabric.  They both decided a lined cape would be the thing to make.  They used both lengths of fabric.  The boy asked for a hood and the mommy sighed knowing it would be an even longer project to finish.  Mommy showed the boy how to make a pattern piece for a hood.  She showed him how to lay the pattern out and cut it.
Then came time to thread the serger with brown thread.  The boy watched with wonder as his mommy threaded the new color through.  He said with awe in his voice, "That looks complicated!"  Thankfully, the serger threaded correctly on the first try and the project was underway.  Several hours later, the cape was ready!  The boy put it on and was sooooooo happy he beamed!  He went outside right away to show it off while his mommy snapped pictures.  This morning, he woke up and told his mommy that he went to sleep with it tucked under his arm.  That made his mommy melt inside and wonder why it took her sooooo long to make it for her medium-sized boy!!! :)  She now has requests from 2 other boys, one big and one little for capes of their own.

And just some other random sewing this week..........
Some coin purses with clear id pockets.
The fun fabric inside!

The stuffed turtle, Pookie, that all 4 kiddos fight over.  I have found a pattern for a turtle to make some more!


Anonymous said...

Simon looks really happy... I like the picture of Samuel with Pookie the turtle!

Sarah H.

Angie Davis said...

Regina, you amaze me! Your coin purses are beautiful and the Jedi cape has my sons drooling!