Sewing for Safelight

Earlier this week, I shared this picture on Instagram.  I haven’t been feeling well thus very little has occurred in the sewing room.  Soon after returning from Vermont, I began to feel that sense of doom when you know you are coming down with a bug.  Yesterday I had a chest x-ray to confirm I have pneumonia. Yuk.  Not a whole lot of fun and way more than a lot of coughing is happening.

Not all is lost though.  I have been wanting to make a contribution to the annual event that is happening now at From My Carolina Home.  Carole is very supportive of her local domestic violence organization, Safelight.  Called Omiyage for Safelight, Carole is asking us to make a set of matching cosmetic bag and sunglass case.  She fills the cosmetic bags with some basic necessities and adds sunglasses to the case before donating them to Safelight.  I really like the idea of providing a small, pretty gift to women going through a rough time, hopefully letting them know people do care about them.

Carole’s version of the pouch and sunglasses case is a fun and easy make.  Even while not feeling well, this came together nicely. I used two coordinating fat quarters from Riley Blake to make this set.  I think the pale pink  plaid on the exterior is lovely and feminine.

For the interior, I chose the gold raindrops on a creamy off-white background.

She has a document here for you to download with all of the information.  Using Velcro instead of a zipper is a great idea. So simple! If you have a free hour or so, I encourage you to make a set.  I love sewing for others because it is such an easy way to share the love, right?  The only thing I had to purchase was the Velcro because I only had black strips and that wouldn’t look nice now would it?

Carole is really hoping for a few more sets to arrive before the last of April.  She wants to fill them and then gift them at the first of May.  Please consider supporting her event. She even has a few nice giveaways planned for those who contribute!

Have a great weekend everyone!

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25 thoughts on “Sewing for Safelight

    1. Bernie Post author

      You’re very welcome Carole. I had fun making these. They will go out in the mail tomorrow. Take care and I hope you receive tons of these little sets. They were a fun, quick finish!

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  1. val

    We have a rainy weekend ahead and I’m still trying to get over a bug too. Sooooo I’ll have to check out the crafty links and Caroles Safelight event. :)Feel better soon!

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  2. Lee

    I hope you feel better soon, Bernie! How ironic that I was just pulling fabrics together to make some contributions to Carole’s project! I’m thinking of using some of the fabric you sent for the Fabric and Fiction! So funny how things can come full circle:)

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Well that would be a great use for the fat quarters! I am glad you are making these too. Thanks so much Lee. I’m hoping the antibiotics kick in soon.

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  3. JanineMarie

    I love your fabric choices for these cute items, Bernie. I hope you get over your bug soon. Those transitional-season illnesses seem to just go on and on. This looks like a fun project. I might be feeling a squirrel coming on…😀

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Go for it Janine! It was fun and easy sewing. Yes, this is the bug that just won’t die. On round three of antibiotics- here’s hoping the 3rd time is a charm.😉

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  4. Wendy

    Your little set is beautiful, and I’m sure will bring joy to someone. Hope you get through the illness quickly, Bernie! Rest and take care of yourself!

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  5. Jenny Benton

    I do hope you are starting to feel better by now, being I’ll is no fun at all. How nice of you to make that pretty set to donate even when you were under the weather. And I agree, adding Velcro instead of a zip would certainly speed up the sewing progress.

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    1. Bernie Post author

      This was a super fast way to make a pouch and I think it looks really clean and pretty.
      I am feeling a little better this morning so maybe some sewing will happen today. Hope so. 🙂

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Thank you Linda. Thanks also for the tv suggestions – I am going to try one out this afternoon. I appreciate your good wishes. 🙂

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  6. Lisa

    It’s a beautiful project. I hope you are feeling better soon. We’ve had the cough as well. I seem to be getting better but for Dwight it’s going on and on. He is a guy so he won’t go to the doctor.

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Thank you Yvonne. I think the antibiotics are kicking in so in another day to two I should be back on track. Antibiotics are a miracle fix when the situation calls for them. Have a great weekend.

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  7. Deb from Frugal Little Bungalow

    I hope that you kick the pneumonia asap! I answered on my blog but you’d wondered about the quilting lines on my Rose of Sharon…. I am using the fan stencil from Fun With Barb. I think I had the link to her blog in my post but if not, it’s on my sidebar or you can just google it. She probably has a link to her shop on her blog. It’s really nice and big !! 🙂

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  8. Sandy O

    Bernie, I sure appreciate you pointing out organizations that need sewing projects. I’m always looking for people/places to whom I can give my completed items. I made a set for Safelight and will be sending it off today. Thanks again for the information.

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Hi Sandy:
      I am so happy to share these sorts of opportunities around with other quilters. It makes me happy to see everyone pitching in. If you hear of anything that would be good to share, please feel free to email me. I would love to hear from you! Take care, Bernie

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