Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Children's Hospital Mask

One of the first (and easiest) projects I wanted to tackle when I decided to start this project of cleaning out my sewing/crafting room was something that I had, ahem, put off but that was soooooo easy.

I started following an Instagram account called PrayersforBailey and a few weeks back her mother posted on IG that Bailey was not a fan of the hospital masks, and it had taken a lot of time to get Bailey to wear one during her current hospital stay. I've made fabric hospital masks before, in fact our first nurse that came to the house to watch the kids had shown me some that she had bought online, and I asked to borrow one so I could recreate it. I ended up giving her a few more and my initial mask that I made was too small, but it fit Genny perfectly, so we added it to her doctor's kit.

I chose some scrap fabric, then whipped up two pediatric-sized masks and finished up one adult mask that I had found while searching for fabric. Voila! A mask for mom, and two for Bailey. Now my only problem is figuring out how to get them to her... I've tagged her on IG but she hasn't responded (they get so many comments I'm not surprised they don't sit and read all of them. They do have two kids, one of which is constantly in the hospital)

These are the fabrics that I grabbed. I wasn't sure how long it would take me to make one (it had been a while) but I knew that I wanted to make one for her brother if I had time.

This is my super mathematical way of figuring out how long to make the ribbon loop. Yup, I graduated high school with this logic.

Here is my unwitting model. I think she would have looked happier if I had told her the mask was for her. Once she realized she was not going to get the mask, she lost all emotion in her face. (I'm not sure where she gets that drama from...)

Here are the finished three! It took me about a half hour to make the two pediatric size ones (the purple fabric and the princess fabric) and I also finished up the adult pink fabric mask in that time. I was out of time because the kids needed to be put to bed, but when I posted this picture on fb for Bailye's family to check out, I offered to make her dad and brother one too. If they don't end up responding to me, I will probably just call up Rady's Children's Hospital in San Diego or St. Jude to see if they want them.

See you next time as I clean out my crafting room!

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