Friday, October 16, 2009

Halloween Costumes

I've been working really hard on the costumes at work this sounds so funny to say that...but yes, I am sitting at work, in my bosses office, with my sewing machine, making Halloween costumes. What a way to spend the day!

In all honesty, it's tough. I keep going out to my desk to check for e-mails and phone messages...handling anything that's come in....running back to my makeshift workshop....sewing some more....running back out to my get the picture. It's all for a good cause though and that is so our nurses can continue to educate our students on covering their coughs and washing their hands. You can read the original post here.

So I have the 2 hand sanitizers almost done. They will be sandwich boards for my boss and another staff member to wear. I think they turned out pretty good.

I just need to put the rope or strapping or whatever I'm going to use on them and then they are done. In this picture you can see their little pump "hats"! They are going to look so darn funny!

Yesterday I started cutting the fabric for the nurse's germ costumes. I hate working without a pattern. I am not good enough at sewing to do that. I just got my idea in my head and started chopping away. HAHA! Today I started sewing pieces together and they are actually starting to take shape.

Boy is it nice using a great big conference table as your sewing table!!

You can see a couple of the "germs" hanging over the chair. I just pinned the purple and white spots all over them for now. If it's a slow day tomorrow I should be able to finish sewing the last couple of "bodies" and then sew the spots on. Then I need to go get more fabric this weekend to make the piece that will go over their head that will have the goofy face on it.

So, that is how I spent my day today! How was your day?


Lanyardlady said...

these are just great! and i knew you'd love my Cheetos post! you are so good :)

Oklahoma Granny said...

You did a great job on the hand sanitizer costume. The hat is fabulous! Can't wait to see the germs.

Angela said...

The hand sanitizer costume is fantastic!!! I am serious! Really really good job! You tell your boss you need a raise for that one.

Beth Anderson said...

You're incredible - gosh that hand sanitizer - too funny!
(you're a good egg to do it too)

Joanna Jenkins said...

It's looking reallllly good! Keep up the good work.

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