Tuesday, May 7, 2013

WIP-Wednesday; On the Road

I am currently enjoying an absolutely fabulous trip to the pacific northwest to visit my sister and her family.  The kiddos are non-stop, and having a blast! So, I haven't gotten anything done lately.  Before we left for the trip, though, I wanted to make some tethers for my daughter.  I know, that sounds bad. But, picture this: a 15-month who's on the move and not interested in slowing down for anything that is wearing a cochlear implant processor on her head that falls off with the slightest bump. I began to picture tracing my steps through stores, museums, and playgrounds looking for a small white processor in complete panic.

For the most part, she's really good about wearing her processor.  Add the tether and she's still pretty good, although it must add just enough weight or annoyance that she is ready to take it off a little quicker. Totally worth the insurance policy the tether offers right now.

I ordered the clear plastic clips from Etsy.com and picked some fun ribbons that would match her clothing well. I got the snaps from JoAnn's, and used my sewing machine to put it all together.

I thought the design was pretty good, and I still do, but apparently the ribbon I used isn't quite what I'd hoped, or I didn't sew it well, or something.  When my daughter pulls on it (or my son does to try and 'help') it comes unstitched. I need to go back to the drawing board to figure out how to make it stronger. I have some ideas swirling about that I will have to try when I get home. Until then, I need to keep a close eye on that processor. :)

I am linking with Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday. Hope everyone has lots of great work going on!


  1. Great idea that provides a little peace of mind!

  2. very smart idea indeed- and if the ribbon isn't holding up you might try heading into your quilt scrap bin and looking for all the old binding scraps- binding strips ironed in half and then raw edges folded toward the middle, and then folded back in half and sewn closed would be lots stronger- and just as cute! Glad you are enjoying the Pacific NW- I am headed there next week and can't wait!

    1. I love that idea. I actually think I have a tool from my grandmother that turns narrow "tube" stitching right-side out. That would work perfect for this. I will have to pull that out and experiment with my scraps. Thanks so much!