Our dinner table, this morning
My dear friend Kerstin celebrated her birthday yestertday with a garden party. Kerstin is a very busy student of medicine and so I wanted to make her something related to that, just for fun. Just some little something. So I thought: Why not sew her a bodycell? As a little cushion, perhaps? Yes, and so I did that. But, somehow, it took quite a long time. Maybe because of the reticulum (there actually were two or three of them), that was quite time consuming to cut out and to sew on… Or because I mostly used fabric that frayed at the edges, so I had to use a very tiny zigzagstitch on my sewing machine… And, somehow I had forgotten that there are quite a lot of parts in a stupid body cell. Here my graphic source (and thats one of the more simple ones).
But in the end I was done. After about five hours :-) Just in time to be a little too late to the party :-) On the way to Kerstin I wondered how she would react. Basically, there were two possibilities:
1) Oh, cool! You sewed me a cell cushion! I love it!
2) A what? Oh, a body cell cushion. Ehhm, yeah…. thanks…
Thats always the risk with self-made presents I reckon. You use a lot of time and creative energy to make them, but you can not be sure the other will like it or appreciate your work. But what the heck, it was a present. Either she liked it, or not.
And she liked it! She showed it to her friends from university and they started to point out the different parts and gave them scary names. A success, I would say. Although it is certainly the most absurd thing I have sewn so far :) Sorry for the crappy pictures, they were taken in a hurry, because we were already late for the party. But I hope you get an idea.