Thursday, January 28, 2010

My Creative Space: Chewiest Club Sandwich



I should admit at some point that I can do Drama Queen theatrics with the best of ’em. Throw in my Guinness World Records Slowest Crafter in the Known Omniverse title, the need to stitch twenty felty sandwiches with a somewhat looming deadline and I’ll eventually get around to admitting I’m also prone to STARTLING procrastination of the scrubbing-tile-grouting-with-a-toothbrush kind.



I’m nearly there. One round of bread to go.



I wouldn’t be nearly there, were it not for the Mr. The Mr sensed the potential for high drama and volunteered to help. This jaw definitively hit the floor once he clarified his understanding that ‘helping’ necessitated learning to sew.

What a legend. The Mr can cut felt and foam and backstitch and blanket stitch with the best of ’em. Just call him Master of the Felty Tomato.



While not exactly shouting his new talent from rooftops or even inviting his mates to the pub to chin wag the intricacies of an evenly spaced stitch, I have theories there was enjoyment. I have theories there is ‘chuffed’.



But mostly on the inside.

PS. Go in search of more My Creative Space husband craft via Kirsty’s ace place (and she’s taking nature craft to a whole ’nother level!)...

PPS. You can make your own felty sandwich – find the tutorial on the sidebar over there on the right...

58 comments:

Vic said...

The first & last photos are AWESOME. There is no 'sort of'. There is no 'kind'a'. Juse 'Awesome'.

Great work, to you & the Mr! There is most definately 'chuffed' in that last pic... I can tell!

Vic said...

PS, his stitching is neater than mine. Damn him! ;)

74 Lime Lane said...

That first photo is fabulous!! And your Mr can certainly sew better than me ~ well done him!

Gill - That British Woman said...

silly question, but why are you making all those felt sandwiches?

Gill in Canada

Little Ted Canvas said...

They look great! Nice to have a little help, I bet he enjoyed it too...

Anonymous said...

Tarn,
The sandwiches look amazing..Good enough to eat! May I ask why so many?
Mr Eunice Myrtle I am most impressed with your venture into sewing.
Makes me wonder whether a certain cousin could teach a certain other cousin (who is more musically than crafty minded) how to sew!?
I could practise whilst helping!
Jen xo

Kylie said...

Just LOVE IT! What a fabulous post - your sandwich tower is magnificence itself and I love that your man has zoned into the zen of an evenly-spaced stitch! :)) Thanks Tania - you've made my morning :) Kx

Gina said...

I'm thinking that's one rock-solid marriage partnership going on there girlie. The fella stitching tomatoes? I can only imagine what you're doing in return :P

Christina Lowry said...

Your man is stitching?! That's fantastic! What a sweet heart. My husband can't tell the difference between sewing and crocheting, so I dare not hand him a needle! :)

dillpickle said...

I am SO impressed! 20 felt sandwiches is pretty awesome (I would get distracted after one and any further plans would peter out to nothing), but enticing your husband to handsew? Now that's amazing! Any tips?

ambette said...

He does look quietly chuffed with himself, doesn't he? ;)

katiecrackernuts said...

That's one almighty sandwich. What are they destined for?

Nikki Cardigan said...

A big job, almost done... well done to you and your sidekick. Who would have predicted an overwhelming sewing task would have provided an opportunity for Mr to show how much he likes you!

Selina said...

Well, he certainly looks mighty pleased with himself! I LOVE that first photo too!!

Kate said...

Oh they look good enough to eat! Or maybe too good too eat. And that man of yours is a keeper, mine has hands that are so calloused and dirty that I wouldn't let him near my projects.

Andi said...

Love your work.
Hope I'll see you tonight.
I am bringing a book that I think you'll love.
Andi :-)

flowerpress said...

Lovely boys both of them. Aren't you lucky!

Kirsty said...

I think I might be a bit in love with your Mr.

Love everything about this post...the tower, the crash & the togetherness. x

Sue said...

What gorgeous men! Both the big one and the little one!

Drewzel said...

Go the Mr! He rules!

Mel said...

Yes! Welcome to the dark side Mr M&E! And by the way that face looks outwardly chuffed as well as inwardly ;) and rightly so too!

Excellent tower!

suesueb said...

Really cool sandwich tower! Too cool that the Mr. helped!!

jen said...

colour me impressed (and enough to actually delurk and comment!!)

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

My goodness, they look sensational ... but sewing that many sandwiches wouldn't be any picnic. Good thing your Mister is such a sweetie. I love a man that can sew a tomato!

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Growing boys eat lots of sandwiches, and I think you are almost there....
Just a few more to go. They look wonderful, and "good on yer" to you husband for having a go, fabulous stitching!

Cath from chunkychooky said...

But you didn't tell us why you were making so many!????!!!
they look so great all together...

I am sensing you are a nothing by halves type of gal. me likes it. A lot.

Well done Mr.

Chef has helped me with deadlines- he is great st stuffing softies.

Amanda said...

What a bloke! Awesome photos and awesome fella you have there.

Andrea said...

yep! looks chuffed to me! (don't tell him i said that though...)
great to have you back, i hope you had a damn good holiday and are ready for a new crafting-onslaught...
can't wait to see where these lovely family-made sangas go...
xoxo andrea

Cherry said...

Those sandwiches are fantastic! Remind me of a book that I had as a child, The Biggest Sandwich Ever.
Mega impressed you got the Mr stitching.

Angie said...

Crumbs....my measly 2 sandwiches have been started (I've cut them all out) but currently sit forlornly on a shelf by our front door.

Can I borrow your hubby? At least the kids could then have tomato and cheese sandwiches.

Loving that first photo!

Sophie Isobel Designs said...

Oh my this is soooo amazing! Just fabulous and go crafty hubby, got to love them!
Sophie x

Hayley Egan said...

I am coming to live with you. You are an amazing woman. (You taught your husband to sew)

kleinzonnetje said...

Wow! That is an impressive tower of sandwiches - well done you!

There is definitely an aura of pride coming from the last photo...

yardage girl said...

Great post and great pics. Now you just need to make some fries and milkshakes to go with all of those sandwiches and you'll be the queen of the felt catering world! Nic

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

I love that first shot! And yep, he does look quite chuffed - so he should, his hand stitching looks better than mine. Are you willing to hire him out sometimes?

charismagic said...

That first pic is awesome... felt sandwiches are awesome! Loved this post!

vadjutka said...

I love your felted sandwiches - and I am hungry again, though I just had lunch :-)

Nikki said...

You can send him 'round here when you've finished with him.... I'll teach him to use an industrial sewing machine..... or at least I'll ask him to have a few words with my Mr.

Sally said...

What a lovely mister - and clearly the truest kind of friend.

Adore your sandwich stack photo. Ace!

Sabahnur said...

the first photo is the best!:) you worked like a busy bee :)

june at noon said...

Would you mind making one more? I've had it in mind to make a felt sandwich for my daughter's birthday. You have a few months, don't worry. ;)

I love the photos, and I especially love that your Mister got in on the creativity. That's AWESOME!

lisa stubbs said...

They look amazing all stacked up! fantastic! and well done Mr!!

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

A buffet to be proud of ! And are you now going to sculpt something for him ?
Tell Middle Child he'll burst if he eats them all .

red or gray art said...

just so creative and fun...love the expression on his face!

Janette Kearns Wilson said...

How wonderful those sandwiches are, they have given me a smile on a fairly gloomy day, thankyou

beccasauras said...

heehee, that pile reminds me of my favourite book ever!! http://www.amazon.com/Biggest-Sandwich-Ever-Rita-Gelman/dp/059030559X

A classic, as your sandwiches will become! And a sewing man......hmmm, where do I get one of those??

PottyMouthMama said...

Wow to the power of OW!! I am totally impressed with that leaning tower of Sandwich. I think the Earl would be chuffed too.

As for the secrecy of his chuffed-ness, we see through that slight smile. We can see total smugness and pride beaming through.

Well done you two creative zeitgeists.

My word veri is fackno. Fackyes. Oh how rude!

Tahnee said...

Wow, you really are amazing! I made one of your felty sandwiches for my 2yr old for Christmas (which she loves) and that took me long enough.... I cannot imagine making 20!!!! Well done to the Mr - I can't imagine my hubby learning to sew to help me make a deadline!

Meagan @ecoMILF said...

those are amazing! they honestly look good enough to eat! xo m.

winterpeachblog said...

What a mouth watering task!

Madeline said...

Wow, what a husband!

michelle said...

what a guy, do you hire him out? if not do you know where i can get one. the photos are brilliant and the sangers look good enought to eat

Sandrine said...

Are you planning to open a restaurant Tina!?But what a great act of LOVE!hehehe:)

Passionfruit Lane said...

OMG that is just the coolest thing I have seen in years!!!! I just love it!!

Jo James said...

As one whose Mr has totally embraced his sewing self, kudos!

Cindy said...

I think that has to be one of the clauses in the wedding vowes, You will be sucked into whatever crazy ideas seemed good at the time and love me on the other side". He did a great job, perhaps he will be adding into his new scultures soon

Cindy said...

PS. the boy is looking just gorgeous with his knife and fork

handmadecharlotte said...

i love the kids!